JONESBORO — Visitors to Arts Clayton Gallery will get a glimpse of India through the eyes of fine artist Sivananda Nyayapathi.

The exhibit, East and West: An Artist’s View by Sivananda Nyayapathi, features both still life and portraits in oil and sketches which reflect the artist’s American and Indian heritage.

“I love the color and texture he uses in his pieces,” said Courtney Hurst, Arts Services manager. “His portraits are very life-like. It feels like the person is in the room and you can go talk to them.”

The show will be on display through Aug. 30 in the Allan Vigil Georgia Gallery.

Photography by Brian Childress is hanging in the gallery’s Open Studio through July 25. Childress is the winner of the 2018 Juried Photography Competition, earning him a solo exhibit.

“His pieces have an interesting subject matter and we can see his passion for photography,” Hurst said.

On July 20, the gallery will host the Indian Family Culture Day for children ages 3-13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required for the free event. To register, call 770-473-5772.

Next month, from Aug. 1-28 in the Open Studio, will feature the solo show Quilted Collages by Sandy Teepen. The opening reception will be held Aug. 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Arts Clayton Gallery is located at 136 South Main St. in Jonesboro. For more information, visit

Education reporter Heather Middleton joined the Clayton News and Henry Herald in 2002.

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