Albion, Michigan, August 18, 2017 – Local artwork by Jerome Washington is now on display at the Davis Gallery in the Bohm Theatre. Donations toward the gallery in Bohm II were generously given by R. Bud and Olivia Davis. Executive Director Nancy Doyal said, “We have a really nice long hallway in Bohm II and it has always been my intention to highlight local talent”.
Warner Ball, an Albion College graduate, is helping Nancy coordinate the wall space. An artist himself, Warner currently lives in Marshall where he co-manages and curates exhibit its for EastEnd Studio & Gallery, a nonprofit art gallery.
Jerome’s graphite drawings capture the essence of live subjects he meets in and around Albion. He is a native of Albion and 1971 graduate of Albion Hight School. In addition to serving in the U.S. Navy, Jerome has studied art, Bible and music. He has a way of capturing people’s best side through his artwork and he has been a commissioned artist for Albion District Library, Kids n’ stuff, Marshall District Library, City of Albion, Jackson Public Schools and Right to Life of Michigan. Jerome travels throughout the Midwest region to do his artwork, creates exhibit portraits in schools, libraries, museums and festivals, and customizes greeting cards. About his art, he says, “I enjoy drawing people in particular, especially children because it helps them to focus on the positive part of their lives instead of the negative, it brings a little sunshine in people’s lives when I draw them”. His seven pieces will be on display in the Davis Gallery for a few months until another local artist will be highlighted.