TJC gets new full time art faculty member

Released by: Tyler Junior College

TYLER, TX - Texas artist Paul Jones joins the TJC art faculty as its newest full-time professor.

Mr. Jones was hired in the Fall of 2010 after the retirement of long time art faculty member C.J. Cavanaugh. Jones is teaching Drawing I & II courses as well as several sections of Art Appreciation (both online and in-class).

Paul Jones was previously employed as a professor of art at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins (2002 – 2010) and taught concurrently as an adjunct instructor at Tyler Junior College.

Paul works primarily as a painter creating engaging, fun and bizarre art. His outlandish imagery connects to viewers through an enchantment similar to a comic and curious story being recounted by an endearing aged uncle or possibly Kurt Vonnegut.

Paul Jones has exhibited in numerous exhibitions throughout his career including The Paul Jones Show at Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton Texas 2009 and 2001's The Two Best Artists in the Country exhibition (with John Hitt) at The Art Corridor, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, Arlington, Texas.

Jones is a product and supporter of the community college system having earned an Associate's degree in art from Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas. It was here Paul became inspired to pursue art and credits his art professor Randy Brodnax as an inspiration.

He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Tyler and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas, Denton.

A natural and entertaining storyteller, Paul brings a quick and captivating form to his characters, colors and process allowing viewers to complete the narrative of these tall tales or become hypnotized by his layers of paint and perceived control of random accidents. These are images you won't soon forget.

The TJC Wise Auditorium Art Gallery presents:

Artist Talk / Reception Thursday November 18th  12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

You and me, Dolphin works by Paul Jones.

October 19 through November 19, 2010

Gallery hours Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m.  Free and open to the public