Lowery’s folk art bricks pay tribute to middle school teachers

first_img By Jaine Treadwell The world abounds with stories. “Just tell the stories.”That’s according to Wally Lowery, local folk artist,During this time of self-isolation, Lowery has found time to continue telling stories through art. However, he admits that his latest work was prompted, not by the coronavirus pandemic, but by three dusty bricks that have languished in his storage unit for nearly 15 years. Latest Stories Statewide cases top 2,000: Nursing home reports first case A resident at a Troy nursing home facility has tested positive for COVID-19. Troy Health and Rehabilitation was notified on… read more “They are gifts to three teachers who made a difference in my life,” he said. “They are my way of saying ‘thank you’ for teaching me and caring about me.”Many of Lowery’s “Wally Art” pieces also say “thank you” to  others who have influenced his life. And, some of it’s just for the fun of it but all of it tells a story.It’s not Picasso or Homer but it’s a story, whether it’s about President Donald Trump and his trademark hair-do or the late Sam Adams’ peanut roaster or a neighbor down the street, Wally-art tells a story – about people, places and things. And, he says when the inspiration comes, he’ll tell a story about the virus that brought the world to a stand-still and, for sure, it will be a humdinger. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Next Up“I had forgotten all about the bricks until just the other day when I found them pushed way back in the storage unit,” Lowery said. “When the Charles Henderson Middle School building was being demolished about four years ago, I was walking around up there one evening and came across several bricks that had not been crushed by the crane. I picked them up, why I don’t know.” Nostalgia? Perhaps.“I went to middle school there and have a lot of memories of those years,” Lowery said. “But at the time, I had no thoughts of doing anything with the bricks except — saving them, I guess.” You Might Like Messenger photo/submittedThese three bricks from Charles Henderson Middle School are painted in honor of three of the teachers who made the biggest impact on Wally Lowery during his time at the school. The Troy-based folk artist says the coronavirus has given him more time to explore painting projects like these. Published 3:00 am Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Lowery’s folk art bricks pay tribute to middle school teachers Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Even when Lowery rediscovered the bricks in the storage unit, he was not inspired to use them as canvases. The inspiration came later.“The thought came to me to paint three teachers at the middle school that had lasting influences on my lives – Ann Huner, who taught English;  Dot Green, math; and Martha Ellis, science. Of course, there were other teachers that impacted my life but these three stand out because, not only were they great teachers, but they went above and beyond for all of us. As a member of Generation X, Lowery said he wasn’t bad, just into mischief.“But, no matter what I got into and how many times I was sent to the office, they loved me still,” Lowery said, laughing.Although, Lowery sells much of his folk art, these bricks aren’t for sale. Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more