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Artist's talk, musical performance added feature of Jones exhibition

February 24, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will host an artist's talk and musical performance starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in conjunction with the exhibition "East Texas Impressions: The Art of Charles D. Jones," which is currently showing at the downtown gallery.

The comprehensive catalogue of this exhibition will be available for purchase, and Jones will be available to sign following the 2 p.m. artist talk.

As an "added value" event of the Nacogdoches Music Festival, slated for March 3 through 6 in downtown Nacogdoches, the afternoon's festivities will also feature Jones and the musical group Camino Real, which includes Jon Hall, Craig Smith, Mark McClain and Robbie Roach, performing old-time string band music, Irish tunes and a variety of other songs. Joining them for some special songs will be Michelle Smith, Tim Chauvin, Cele Knight, John Guedry and Paul Driver. Admission is free.

"East Texas Impressions: The Art of Charles D. Jones" features drawings, prints and paintings of the professor emeritus in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University who now serves as director and master printer for the LaNana Creek Press in SFA's College of Fine Arts. Woodcuts, intaglio and book arts are also featured in this retrospective of Jones' work, which is curated by David Lewis, professor of art history at SFA.

The Jones exhibition and the Refined jewelry and metalwork exhibition, both of which are sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum and SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, have been extended to run through March 19.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.