Jenny Odom is a full-time artist known for her whimsical depiction of animals and cityscapes. She grew up in Tallahassee in the 70s and 80s and attended Leon High School. After studying commercial art and advertising in college, she moved to the southwest but was drawn back to our Big Bend region in 2012.
In this solo-exhibition, she celebrates Tallahassee and the surrounding landscape with nearly 30 pieces of artwork, focusing on the area's people and skylines through the years. Odom incorporates maps, pages from old phone books, and vintage images into her work, and uses collage techniques and acrylic paint to create textural and visual interest. Her artworks ring out with childhood memories of scalloping at St. Marks, lazy days on the Wakulla River, and browsing the produce at Tomato Land. Gallery goers will also recognize some of our most iconic local landmarks including the capitol building, FSU, Cascades Park, Smokey Hollow, and more.
The exhibition continues through May 21, 2018 and is one of many rotating exhibitions curated by the Council on Culture & Arts on behalf of the City of Tallahassee as part of the Art in Public Places program.
For more information, go to https://www.tallahasseearts.org/event/home-again-artworks-by-jenny-odom/.