Panola College’s Fay Allison Gallery to host ‘Where We’ve Been’


‘Where We’ve Been’ will open Jan. 19 and close Feb. 26 in the Fay Allison Gallery of the M.P. Baker Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College will host an exhibit of collected works by artist Mary Jean Davis beginning Jan. 19 and ending Feb. 26 in the Fay Allison Gallery.

Mary Jean grew up in Shreveport, La. and earned a BFA in Art Education with Cum Laude honors at Louisiana Tech University. She has over thirty years teaching experience in public schools and has taught private lessons in her home, at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, and the Marshall Visual Arts Center. She currently lives in Texas but loves to travel and is continually learning.

Working primarily in soft pastels, Mary Jean has had her work accepted in national and international shows from Cape Cod, Mass., New York City, Sedona, Ariz., Texas, to Santa Fe, N.M. She even has collections of her work as far away as India.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go came to mind when I was working on a new title of an exhibit at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. However, I’m at a place in life where I can still look forward to the places I’ll go, and look back at where I’ve been. Dr. Seuss has so many underlying messages in his seemingly simple books. Many pieces of art do as well,” said Mary Jean.

The show that will be exhibited will include some of Mary Jean’s earlier pieces from places and times of her and her husband’s grandparents and families. Other pieces are also reflections of objects, people, and places that she has seen and where they’ve been.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during the M.P. Baker Library’s operating hours Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For additional information call 903-693-2052 or email [email protected].