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“Red Earth Invocation” by John “Jahni” Moore
December 5, 2022 - February 15, 2023
John Jahni Moore is a southern-born visual artist. He is a graduate of Alabama A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design, an M. Ed. in Art, and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Moore has taught art professionally from kindergarten to the university level. He is the creator of numerous murals and public works from Chicago to Colombia, South America where he twice served as Art Ambassador. Currently, he works out of his studio he calls C.H.U.R.C.H. in Huntsville, Alabama.
Red Earth Invocation, a branch of the Southern Trees series, is inspired by his fascination and adoration of Alabama red clay and reverence for his ancestors. His artwork operates as a sacrament on those pillars, to reconnect to the sanctity of life.
The show will be displayed through Wednesday, February 15 and will be free and open to the public. The Alabama Center for the Arts will be closed for the holidays from December 12, 2022 – January 2, 2023 and will reopen on January 3, 2023. During normal operation, the ACA is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.