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Work by local artist to be featured a jail museum
Christina Mansfield's photo, "Canon," will be among her pictures featured at the Old Liberty County Jail Museum.
The historic Old Liberty County Jail will host its first exhibit, featuring the “Golden Treasures of Liberty County,” a multi-media exhibit by Christina Mansfield. The collection of paintings, mixed media and photography will offer a perspective of Liberty County’s landscapes and architecture.  
“This exhibit expands beyond traditional tourism images, uncovering another level of experiencing the community and places that we know and sometimes take for granted,” Mansfield said.
Originally from Fort Campbell, Ky., Mansfield, a Hinesville resident of 23 years, is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the Hinesville Area Arts Council and a student majoring in psychology at Brewton-Parker College. Mansfield, a mixed-media photographer and artist, prefers acrylic but has used various mediums including oil, charcoal and fabric. She said she enjoys the challenge of combining photo imagery with acrylic paints and unconventional materials to create allegorical images and moods.
As a girl, Mansfield became interested in art while observing her mother paint and watching "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Norman Ross. During her time as a student at Bradwell Institute, Mansfield was introduced to graphic arts, mixed media and photography and has since refined her skills through life experiences and exposure.
Describing her creations as vivid reflections of human experiences, Mansfield said her figurative style invokes an idea behind each painting.  
“The common theme, incorporating elements of beauty contrasted with strong statements, are reflective of my interest in psychology and environmental science,” she said. Mansfield’s work depicting the Georgia coast and South Carolina areas often focuses on nature.  
Mansfield said she is excited to hold her first public exhibit with the “Golden Treasures” collection and views it as an opportunity to provide learning, education, exploration, community outreach and historical information about the Hinesville area.
 “Golden Treasures of Liberty County” will be on display at the Old Liberty County Jail, 302 South Main Street, from Feb. 2-April 24. The exhibit coincides with the opening of the Old Liberty County Jail Museum. The museum and exhibit are open to the public, free of charge, from 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Monday, Feb. 2. For more information call 877- 4332 or e-mail
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