TROY’s Rosa Parks Museum to host free artist’s talk with Toni Toney on July 10

The exhibit will be on display in the museum's gallery through July 18.

The exhibit will be on display in the museum's gallery through July 18.

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will host an artist’s talk with Toni Toney at 6 p.m. on July 10 in the museum’s auditorium.

Toney’s exhibit, “Life Behind the Fence: Echoes of Incarceration,” is currently on display in the museum’s gallery through July 18. The artist’s talk, which will be moderated by Ossie Vaughn, is free and open to the public. 

The exhibit delves into the unseen world of incarcerated individuals and the indelible marks left on their families. Each brushstroke captures the silent stories of resilience and despair, hope and longing that resonates within the confines of prison walls.

Toney, a public-school art teacher for 16 years, grew up in Compton, CA, before moving to the East side of Long Beach with her family when she was in 8th grade. Her love for art flourished through drawing and coloring after her father started taking her on weekend visits to the California African American Museum. After moving to Alabama in 2000, Toney continued her artistic pursuits at Troy University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Art.

Toney collaborated in the creation of the Black Lives Matter mural located around the Court Square Fountain in downtown Montgomery. In addition to exhibits at the Rosa Parks Museum, her work has been showcased at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama State University’s Warren-Britt Gallery, and Miles College, among others.

For additional information, contact the Rosa Parks Museum at 334-241-8615.