Artist Ted Ellis Partners with the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University to Celebrate Black History

The Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University in Montgomery, AL presents the art of Houston, TX artist, Ted Ellis, in an exhibit titled "Our History, Heritage, and Culture: An American Story, the Art of Ted Ellis", January 13, 2011 to February 24, 2011. This exhibit is a pictorial documentation of black history. The Opening Reception is January 13th, 6-8pm.

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Ellis boldly declares, "My art is the history and story of my people - and it must be told. My way of telling it just happens to be visual."

Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 14, 2011

Troy University Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, AL and Artist Ted Ellis celebrates black history. Not just in February, but all the time. The Museum will present the art of Houston, Texas Artist Ted Ellis in an exhibit titled "Our History, Heritage, and Culture: An American Story, the Art of Ted Ellis." Ellis has always painted a wide array of black life, from images of the deep rural south, to jazz musicians, to our first Black American President of the United States, Barack Obama. Ellis understands the value of remembering and documenting a rich and prominent part of American History.

Ellis paintings exude his passion for history. His remarkable talent coupled with a subject matter that is most interesting makes for a phenomenal exhibit. He visually depicts scenes and attitudes of today and of times past. Ellis boldly declares that "My art is the history and story of my people - and it must be told. My way of telling it just happens to be visual." This is a must see exhibit.

Click here to see a video of Ted's work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=741ujl33IxE

For more information on this exhibit please contact the Museum Curator, Viola Moten at 334-241-8701 or vmoten(at)troy(dot)edu    

The events are as follows:

January 13 - Exhibit Opening 6-8pm
January 14 - Live Painting of Rosa Parks' Cleveland Court Apartment 11am-1pm
January 15 - Children's Group Painting Workshop with the Montgomery Boys and Girls Club 9:30am-12pm

Troy University Rosa Parks Museum
252 Montgomery Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-8615

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"Built On Our Backs"

by Ted Ellis


My Old Quilt, 40x30, acrylic, T. Ellis 2008

Grandma standing with her old quilt by the clothesline. Created by Ted T. Ellis in 2008.


"Blues Singer"

by Ted Ellis


"Church Goin"

by Ted Ellis


"Jazzy Blues"

by Ted Ellis