Depot preps for Thursday art show

Published 9:46 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Final preparations are being made for Thursday’s Old Depot Museum art show.

The show will feature photographer Billy Rosenberg’s work along with never before seen pictures from the Depot’s archives.

Beth Spivey, the Old Depot Museum director, said she is looking forward to the event and is excited to have everyone see changes at the museum.

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“This will be the first event since I’ve been here that has been held inside the museum,” Spivey said. “They [guests] can see all the changes being made. That’s what I’m the proudest of — to see the changes being made in such a short amount of time.”

About 150 tickets had been sold by Wednesday afternoon. The art show will take place Thursday, Jan. 29, starting at 6 p.m. and going through 9 p.m.

“There’s plenty of room and refreshments too,” Spivey said. “No limit whatsoever.”

Spivey said she hopes people leave the show knowing more about positive things in Selma.

“Selma has such a rich history that we can be proud of,” she said. “By looking at these pictures you can see, there’s so many different groups of people, but they’re all loving life. It’s different backgrounds, but it’s all Selma and Dallas County.”

Along with viewing the collections of photographs, guests will also have the opportunity to buy prints through a silent auction. Those prints will be one of a kind and will not be reprinted from the negatives.

To make the night more special, the museum will also auction off a painting by local artist Cindy Stoudenmire.

Tickets for the art show are $20 and can be bought at the door.