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Story’s art more about the process

The process of creating art is more satisfying than the end result to Josh Story.

“If I like the process of making it, I’ll just make it over and over, even if the end result isn’t that good,” Story said. “I just enjoy making stuff.”

Story, Art Guild artist of the month, has more than 30 pieces displayed at the Gallery.

He constantly experiments with new art forms, which is why his pieces range from paintings and photography to ceramics.

“If someone will teach me how to do it, or if I can figure out how to do it myself, I’ll do it.” Story said.

Story’s 9-year-old cousin, Reagan Story, likes his paintings the best.

“I’m proud of my older cousin and all his art,” Reagan said. “He is good at it.”

Art Guild treasurer Cam Walker finds some of Story’s other pieces to be more dynamic.

“I think his paintings are good, but I think his 3-D work is stronger,” Walker said.

The strongest piece to Walker is Story’s fully-functional tea pot, titled “Tree Pot,” a favorite piece of Story as well.

“I can tell he has tried a lot of different things, which is what you do when you are in college, but I think 3-D is his strong point.”

Most of Story’s work is available for sale. Contact the Art Guild for purchasing information.

A Selma native and high school graduate of Marion Military Institute, Story will receive a bachelor’s of science and arts in studio art from the University of South Alabama in Mobile in December.

The Art Guild Gallery, located at 508 Selma Ave., will be open for viewing every Friday and Saturday in July from noon until 4 p.m. Admission is free.