TPCAC | P.O. Box 863 | Troy, AL 36081 | (334) 670-2287

TPCAC
Board of Directors

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Bill Hopper
Chairman of the Board

Dr. Clifford Eubanks
Vice-Chairman

Jo Johnson Harvell
Secretary/Treasurer

Mack Gibson
Board Chairman 2012–2016

Earl Ellis
Steve Flowers
Walter Givhan
Dr. Ginny Hamm
Shelia Jackson
Jeff Kervin
John A. Little
Jimmy Lunsford
Tenise Owens
John Ramage
The Hon. Jason Reeves
George Tarbox
Bob Whaley

Director Emeritus
Ann Williams

Honorary Members
Dr. Manley Johnson
Mary Lois Johnson
Mary Holman Johnson

Staff
Vicki Gaines Pritchett
Executive Director

Wiley Brantley White
Exhibitions Coordinator


About the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center

Message from the Executive Director
Vicki Gaines Pritchett
vicki@tpcac.org


Vicki Pritchett, Executive DirectorVicki Gaines Pritchett was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama, and has lived in Troy since 2000. She received a BS in Mathematics and Education, with a Minor in Music, from Troy University. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Pritchett taught in middle and high school public education for over twenty years. 

Pritchett admits to never imagining herself as executive director of an art center. “I have found that the job fits me well, however.” says Pritchett. “Due to my passion for education, I’ve always been aware that art has the potential to enhance the self image of each student.” 

Pritchett said studies have shown that students who participate in the arts have more confidence, greater self-esteem and a greater desire to continue in school, do better and be better. She has a vision for increased community participation in cultural arts center activities. “As a cultural arts center we should embrace our culture,” Pritchett says. We should embrace who we are, not just on canvas, in clay or metal, but in music, in dance, in storytelling—in all of the arts.

Please join us soon!

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Additional Staff Members:

Wiley White, Development Coordinator
wiley@tpcac.org

Wiley White - Development CoordinatorWiley Brantley White is a native of Troy and a former long-time resident of Montgomery, Alabama, where she was editor and publisher of the Montgomery Art Guild's popular newsletter, Imagine! for over twenty years. While living in Montgomery, she worked as a visual artist affiliated with Gallery One, and became widely known for her abstract vine baskets and colorful acrylic paintings and collage. She created the 1993 poster for Birmingham Jam, and the 1996 poster for Montgomery's Jubilee CityFest, and won the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra's design competition for the cover of the Symphony's Season of Masterworks catalog and brochure.

In 1996,Wiley was appointed by Governor Fob James to the Alabama State Council on the Arts, where she served six years and developed a deep appreciation of the contributions made by individual visual artists to the arts and culture of Alabama. She was also appointed in 1996 by Governor James to serve on Alabama's Arts Education License Tag Committee. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auburn Montgomery in 1997, with a minor in Communication. Wiley has been associated with the grassroots Cultural Arts project in Troy since 2004, working with the Board of Directors and witnessing the renovation and transformation during 2007-2008 of Troy's historic Troy post office into the Holman and Ethel Johnson Center for the Arts, the first and only cultural arts center in Pike County. In addition to her work with the Johnson Center for the Arts, Wiley White is a free-lance writer.

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Jordan Owen Williams, Exhibition Coordinator
jordan@tpcac.org

Wiley White - Development CoordinatorJordan Owen Williams is a native of Panama City Beach, Florida. He graduated from Arnold High School in 2011, and went on to attend Troy University, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Art. Jordan currently serves as Exhibitions Coordinator for the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy. His responsibilities include Art Curator for all exhibitions and Graphic Designer for all exhibition and event publications.

While a student at Troy University, Jordan interned at the Johnson Center, assisting the staff in all areas of operations, from setting up The Studio for private parties to patching and painting walls between exhibitions, assisting the Exhibitions Coordinator in placing and hanging exhibitions, and designing posters, brochures, and other printed materials. Jordan is very proficient at handling the Center’s social media and newsletter. He is a self-starter who greets everyone with a smile. There seems to be no job that Jordan can’t handle expertly and creatively.

During his senior year at Troy University, Jordan William's art was selected for the Emerging Artist Exhibition in Montgomery, a statewide recognition for outstanding college art students.


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Background

Incorporated on April 15, 2000, The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, formed through a grassroots effort by local citizens to renovate the historic (circa 1910) classical–revival styled Troy post office and transform it into a cultural arts center for this community. In 2005, in the midst of fundraising efforts for the Center, our organization purchased a warehouse across the street from the post office, named it The Cultural Arts Studio, and began using it for community art exhibitions and as a rental facility. In 2011 Mr. Corley C. Chapman, Jr., “Brother” donated a building on the same block of the post office. The Annex, as it was named, is used for performing and visual arts education.