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Summer exhibitions at Jule Collins Smith Museum showcase prominent Southern artists

Thornton DialAUBURN – The exhibition “Facing South: Portraits of Southern Artists by Jerry Siegel” will be on display June 2 through Aug. 18 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.

“Facing South” features 100 images portraying some of the South’s best-known artists, from North Carolina to Louisiana, who share common cultural experiences that translate into a wide variety of artistic expressions. The collective group portrait by Siegel reflects an insightful examination of this multicultural community of artists and documents the richness of art-making in the South.

Siegel, a native of Selma, attended the Art Institute of Atlanta. After 29 years as a commercial photographer in Atlanta, Siegel relocated to Birmingham where he continues to shoot for commercial clients and to pursue his fine arts work through which he documents the cultural landscape of the South.

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