Arnell Cody spray paintCody Arnall, Whole Can of Spray Paint on Concrete, 2014, Concrete cast in a plastic bag, spray paint, polyurethane adhesive, pigment, lauan plywood, drywall, wood, clip lamps, umbrellas, screws (Janice Mason Art Museum) Credit: Cody ArnallCADIZ, Ky. (3/22/14) – The Janice Mason Art Museum is pleased to present An Island is Unreliable, a new exhibition featuring work by sculptor Cody Arnall and photographer Sarah Phyllis Smith.

The exhibition explores how objects become part of a visual language for constructing and understanding our relationships with place, time, and memory.

The exhibition will open with a reception for the artists 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 22, and will remain on view through April 26, 2014.

Both artists currently live and work in Murray, where they work in the Department of Art & Design at Murray State University.  

Sarah Phyllis Smith received a Master of Fine Arts and a Master of Art from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Murray State University.  She has exhibited at the Minneapolis Photo Center, Torpedo Factory Art Center, and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and was recently awarded an artist grant from the Vermont Studio Center.

Cody Arnall received a Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University.  He is involved with the international artist collective Expanded Draught and has shown recently at the Appalachian Center for Craft and Watkins College of Art.

The Members’ Corner gallery will present work by artist Shirley Johnson.

In addition to the exhibition, the museum has announced several upcoming classes.

  • At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20, the Museum will host its monthly Make & Mingle. Local artist Paula Lisowsky will teach participants how to make folded Kami paper books to hold notes, verses, and other treasures. All materials provided by the Museum. The class is limited to 10 students and costs $10 for Museum members and $15 for non-members.
  • The Museum will also host its monthly Mini Master Class for kids 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Art teacher Stephanie Gilbert and her high school student assistants will offer a class for kids ages 7 to 9. Students will learn about the Cubism movement and create crazy portraits. All materials provided by the Museum. The class is limited to 10 students and is free of charge.
  • More classes are posted on the Janice Mason Art Museum website. Register for classes by contacting the Museum at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (270) 522-9056.

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