DECATUR – Huntsville native John “Jahni” Moore, better known as Jahni the Artist, has opened his “Red Earth Invocation” exhibit at the Alabama Center for the Arts main gallery.
The work is a branch of the Southern Trees series, inspired by Moore’s fascination and adoration of Alabama red clay and reverence for his ancestors. His artwork operates as a sacrament on those pillars, to reconnect to the sanctity of life.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. ACA, though, is closed for the holidays from Dec. 12 to Jan. 2.
Moore, who works out of his Huntsville studio he calls C.H.U.R.C.H., graduated from Alabama A&M with a bachelor’s in graphic design. He received his master’s degrees in art education and fine art from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Moore has taught art and is known for his murals and public works in Huntsville, Chicago and South America.
His most recognizable mural in Huntsville is “Space is Our Place” on the wall of Straight to Ale at Campus 805.
The Decatur show will run through Feb. 15. The center’s hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.