‘Moving Targets’ exhibit to open at Rosa Parks Museum on April 18

"Moving Targets," an exhibit featuring the work of artsit Michael Jones, will open on Thursday with a reception at the Rosa Parks Museum.

A new exhibit examining America’s gun culture and the concept of “targets” will open with a reception at 6 p.m., April 18 at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

The exhibit by Atlanta-based artist Michael Jones will be on display in the museum’s gallery through Oct. 28. The exhibit is free and open to the public during the museum’s normal operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Light refreshments will be served during the opening reception.

Born in Dallas, Jones attended the famed Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts. In 1994, he relocated to Atlanta, where he received his bachelor’s degree in painting and sculpture from Atlanta College of Art in 1998. His focus was in non-objective, abstract paintings.

“Targets can be anything, which is why I feel the need to define them,” Jones says of the exhibit. “The physical act of shooting the target starts this process. In addition, found objects and mixed medium are added as a way for me to get the audience involved but letting them create their own conclusion of what they see in each target. Different pieces have themes that question one’s definition of what or who a target is or can be.”

Some works contain graphic images that may not be suitable for children.

For additional information about the opening reception or the exhibit, contact Madeline Burkhardt, the museum’s adult education coordinator, at 334-241-8701 or by email at mburkhardt@troy.edu.