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first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Elouise Kirk examines Duane Paxson’s Mercury Hearts, one of the works on display at the Johnson Center. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)New exhibit at Johnson Center features two artists’ ‘3-D’ worksA dual exhibition of two renowned Southern sculptors opened Wednesday at the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy.Larry Godwin of Brundidge and Duane Paxson of Troy are the featured artists in the “2 Men 3-D” exhibition that will run through July 23. Print Article Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2011 “Nothing complicated mathematically, it can just be assembled in different ways,” Godwin said.“I like for my sculptures to have power, to express some force,” Godwin said. “What is, at first, recognizable may, in abstract, take on a greater meaning – have a greater impact.”As an example, one of Godwin’s sculptures looks somewhat like a weather vane.“People often ask about the ‘weather vane” and I tell them to look closer at the title,” Goodwin said. It’s ‘Whether vain or what not.’ Different meaning altogether.”The summer hours for the Johnson Center for the Arts are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday.As always, there is no admission charge to the art center. Email the author “The creation of the initial form is calculated and controlled,” Paxson said. “After that, the materials themselves lead to the final surface on the piece. The use of materials applied in a direct and unforced manner reveals the vitality and struggle of natural forms in isolated space.“The wood, ceramic, steel and resin surfaces create an intricate, sometimes even an involuted finish for my simple, uncompromising forms.”Godwin’s sculptures are done in heavy bronze, steel, copper, aluminum, concrete and even plywood.His “Infinity” sculpture has 92 sections that can be interchanged. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Dimension in art Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Troy athletes among arrests at The Pines Above, Troy University head coach Larry Blakeney talks to players following the first spring scrimmage of the season. Three members… read more An artists’ reception will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday and the public is invited come view the exhibition and visit with Godwin and Paxson.Richard Metzger, Johnson Center executive director, said this exhibition brings two distinctively different, but equally outstanding, sculptors together for one of the most interesting and exciting exhibits of sculpture that can be found anywhere.Paxson, an adjunct professor in Troy University’s Center for Art & Design, creates large organic sculptures in wood and Fiberglas. He combines segmented trees, vines, ceramic, steel and resin sources to indicate encumbered forms. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

first_imgIf you want to be successful with a home fruit orchard, you need to start from the ground up.Generally, fruit trees are composed of two parts: the scion and the rootstock. The scion is equivalent to the variety. The rootstock is the bottom part of the tree and is critical to its longevity.The bud union is the site where the scion was grafted to the rootstock seedling. It’s generally obvious at the time of planting.Rootstocks affect trees’ size, aesthetics and resistance to freeze injury, diseases and pests. Dwarfing trees makes them easier to manage by making them simpler to prune, thin and harvest.Apple RootstockApple rootstock development has provided the greatest range in size modification. The M7 is semidwarfing rootstock and reduces pruning needs while making thinning and harvesting easier. It also provides some fire blight resistance.Too much dwarfing can increase expenses and management. The M26 requires support by way of trellising. This technique is expensive, but it has the benefit of placing all of the fruit virtually within arm’s length. Trellised apple trees on M26 make interesting and friendlier fences between you and your neighbors, too.In pear production, the Calleryana seedling rootstock develops into a very large tree that’s susceptible to fire blight. But Old Home and Province Quince are resistant to fire blight.Plums, PeachesFor plums and peaches, Nemaguard and Guardian are good rootstocks. Nemaguard is useful where root knot nematodes are in the soil. Guardian is advisable in peach replant sites or when root knot or ring nematodes are a problem. For peaches, Lovell and Halford are also options, but they don’t provide nematode resistance.If you plan to buy named varieties from tree nurseries, now is the time to make a decision for next year.The nurseries plan now which scion-rootstock combinations they will plant for sale next year. To be certain you get your favorite variety on the dwarfing or resistant rootstock of your choice, place an order now. PlantCarefullyPlan Orchardlast_img read more