Professor, Son Featured in Art Auction

Terry L. Martin and his son, Patrick, share more than their last name. They share a passion for art.

Terry, longtime professor of art at William Woods University, has exhibited and won awards nationally and internationally. Patrick, a senior at Jefferson City High School, is a three-time winner of the JC Art Club Sketch Day.

Father and son have painted hundreds of pictures, but their latest creation won’t hang on the wall. It’s a love seat.

They are among more than 50 local artists who have submitted “one of a kind creations” to the Capital City Council on the Arts upcoming “Take a Seat” auction for the arts.

Terry fashioned the love seat from two industrial forklift pallets, using antique solid brass hinges to hold it together. The cover is fiberglass cloth, which he says is “extremely durable.”

Using acrylics, Terry painted the front and Patrick painted the back. The front features sunflowers in a storm and the back shows sunflowers on a sunny day. They named their creation “Riding Out the Storm.”

The auction will be held Jan. 23 at the Governor Office Building, 200 Madison St., Jefferson City. Preview will be at 6 p.m., followed by the auction at 7. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $15 ($10 for CCCA members) and may be purchased by calling 635-8355. CCCA will accept absentee bids from its website: until Jan. 23. Proceeds support CCCA programs, such as Art in a Suitcase and Reaching for the Stars.