Joyce Hayes Eye Of The Soul Art Exhibit Announced At King Center
A collection of artwork by acclaimed artist, Joyce Hayes, will be featured in the Maxwell C. King Center's Harris Corporation Art Gallery from February 4 - March 3 as she presents "Eye Of The Soul." Ticketed guests attending King Center main stage performances will be able to view the exhibit. A "Meet the Artist" reception will be held on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. that is open to the public. Guests may interact and chat with Ms. Hayes about her work. She will also be present at most of the main stage shows and available to speak with guests about her artwork.
Joyce Hayes had a passion for art even as a little girl. She knew that she was not inclined to become a nurse or teacher as expected by her parents. Instead she choose to pursue her passion for art and attended the Morris County Vocational Technical School, earning an Associate Degree in Commercial Art at the finishing of her High School education. In the year of 1976, Joy's detailed pen and ink illustration of Jimi Hendrix, and rich velvet colorful pastel rendition of Diana Ross won her second place in the New Jersey Art Director's Scholarship Contest. Her appetite for art led her to The Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in Newark, New Jersey where she completed her studies for a Degree in Fashion and Pictorial Illustration.
Joy is a talented and versatile artist. She has explored many different mediums and styles, but she is best known for producing large-scale pastel illustrations of well-known people. In the medium of pastel renditions, Joy is a self- taught artist. Having spent numerous years mastering the blending of pastel colors using her fingertips, she brings the canvas to life. It is refreshing to see an artist start from a sketch and build layers of under painting, then manipulate the pastel paint to create the desired illusion.
Featured in many religious and non-religious publications in New York and Georgia, Joy's art has been exhibited in a myriad of galleries such as, The African American Museum of Art, Mary McLeod Visual Arts Gallery, Harris House At New Smyrna, Metro Galleries in Orlando, The Deltona Arts and Historical Center, Casselberry Arthouse, Casselberry City Hall, Debary City Hall, and Hospitality Gallery in Orlando, Florida. Joy now resides in Florida where she continues to share her creativity with the world.