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During the month of March, the Artists' Place Gallery at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will be exhibiting the works of award winning artist Jo Huggins. 

Jo feels that God loves her in a very special way because of so many nice things which happen in her life - especially painting and all the joys it brings. 

Her joy is equaled by those who behold the beauties of the world she lovingly and skillfully captures on canvas. 

The artist spent her childhood in Mississippi. She attended Ashbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. She began painting after her children were grown. Jo's husband, Richard, supported her efforts, fortunately, because she became so engrossed in painting that she burned many dinners and ruined many pots. 

Soon after Jo started painting, she began to participate in art shows and won ribbons in eight out of ten shows entered. Since that time she has taken blue ribbons in juried shows and many purchase awards. She has had one woman shows throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. 

Jo and Richard have lived in Italy and Israel where she has painted the overall beauty of Italy and Biblical scenes of Israel. She has also painted the Greek Islands, the pyramids of Egypt, the mountains of Bavaria and, most of all, the South she loves. 

Jo's originals hang in prominent private collections throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Her home state of Alabama chose her art to hang in the House of Representatives office in Washington ,D.C. 

The exhibit will be on display from March 4 through April 1 and may be viewed, by appointment, by contacting Rob Bearden at 251-767-8362. 

Please join us on Sunday, March 12 from 3:00 until 5:00 for a meet-the-artist reception and viewing in Jo's Honor.