A variety of artifacts and representative items are on loan from local resident Shirin Nuggud. Clothing, art, resources, figurines and more were acquired on her travels to Egypt.
Lolita Casto-Mullen, local art instructor, also loaned a number of educational resource items and artifacts to the exhibit. Mullen’s items include a plaster-cast mummy, hieroglyphic items, costume accessories and more.
FAC volunteers Tracey and Kirsten Burnette, Amy Miller, Lesa Lemley, Jeri Howell, Delta Theta Sorority and FAC art student Alex Russell lent their talents to create the many visuals involved with the exhibit, including the interactive Hieroglyphic Workshop. Participants are encouraged to decode hieroglyphic messages and learn to write their name using the ancient Egyptian symbols.
The educational exhibit is sponsored by: Lynn Angel, CPA; The Wiseman Agency, Inc.; Thomas Do-It Center; Spring Valley Green Apartments; and J. Eric Jones, DDS. Additional support is provided by The Ohio Arts Council.
The French Art Colony is located at 530 First Avenue in Gallipolis. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The French Art Colony is closed on Monday. Additional information can be obtained by calling (740) 446-3834 or by visiting www.frenchartcolony.org.