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“Convalescence” by Jane Philips Now Open

January 19, 2021

Dateline: January 11, 2021, Decatur, AL – The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “Convalescence,” a collection of paintings by Jane Philips. Philips describes the exhibit as a collection that “catalogues the relationship between human and nature; a cleansing of the soul through decay, death, rebirth, meditation, isolation, wonder, and growth.” The show will be featured in the Center’s Main Gallery until February 19. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Jane Philips was born and raised in Alabama and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She works with innovative and traditional materials to create dark, textural environments that she populates with haunting figures. Many of her works are a reflection of her struggle with anxiety and exploration of identity.

​She has exhibited in museums across the Southeast United States and has recently had work displayed in the Wiregrass Museum of Art’s Biennial and the Huntsville Museum of Art’s Red Clay Survey. Jane currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama with her cat, Jazzy, and her dogs Kaylee and River.

While at the ACA, guests can also visit the 7th Annual Juried Festival of the Cranes exhibit in the Walking Gallery. The exhibit opened on January 8 and is free and open to the public.

The Alabama Center for the Arts is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  For more information about Jane, please visit

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Convalescence by Jane Philips

The Alabama Center for the Arts is the region’s premier art center and degree program. The project continues a long-standing collaborative academic effort between Athens State University and Calhoun Community College and serves as a model of academic institutional cooperation for the state. The Alabama Center for the Arts is a venue for cultural events and activities and will enhance an appreciation of art while promoting opportunities for creative expression for residents throughout the region.