Welcome to Wally’s world

first_img Next UpWally rowed Holly just far enough into the pond that both of them were completely submerged when, as he reached for the ring, he tipped over the boat. But, that dousing didn’t put a damper on Wally’s plans. Soaking wet and muddy, he carried through with his plan. She accepted and Wally had a story that will be told for generations.Wally’s a fast talker and a humorous storyteller because his life is full of craziness and he’s behind much of it.Take the time, he was making grits for his wife but didn’t have all the ingredients that he needed. Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Lessons frozen in time Troy Elementary School parents watch as students perform a Living Wax Museum at Troy Elementary School in Troy, Ala., Tuesday,… read more Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen “Well, the directions said, ‘yield, two cups,’ and I couldn’t find any yield in the pantry,” Wally said, laughing.And, it was a crazy thing that happened in 1993 that unearthed the artistic creativity in Wally.“It was a hot summer day and I was working on an archeological excavation near Stockton,” he said. “All of a sudden, a furious thunderstorm erupted and flooded a nearby emu – Dromaius novaehollandiae — (Wally likes to use big words) farm. All of the emus escaped their waterlogged pens. They were running wild everywhere. They attacked us like crazy. Three of the emus got after one of the boys and he ran for his life. I was inspired.”Wally wanted to capture the seemingly supernatural events of the day for future generations, but without a camera, he had to resort to his skill with a pen. With a few strokes of the pen and a bit of luck, Wally created two sketches documenting the mystical event, actually they were Hieroglyphs documenting the mystical event. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Published 10:12 pm Friday, January 28, 2011 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… All of those on the “dig” got a kick out of Wally’s primitive artwork and fully understood the symbolism behind the folksy emus. But every “bird” has its day.“One of the Hieroglyphs was left on the archeological site and was probably destroyed,” Wally said. “We thought the other Hieroglyph was stolen but it turned up later.One story that Wally is keeping tight lipped about is the story of the whereabouts of the Hieroglyph and why it was returned to him. That only adds to the mystique of the art piece. But one way or the other, he got the artwork back.Wally likes to tell the story of how he discovered the Olmsted map that hangs in the Adams Administration Building on the campus of Troy University and how the Bibb Graves Quad was reconstructed to reflect the Olmsted drawing and changed forever the face of the university.Wally claims that the map first hung next to Emu Hieroglyph on the archeological site. He also claims that the map and the Emu Hieroglyph hung next to each other at the old Sigma Alpha Epsilon house.The map was later framed and returned to Troy University and the Emu Hieroglyph is no longer on display. Wally claims to know where it is but he isn’t talking.The relationship between the map and the emu is no more but Wally and the emu are still keeping close company through the arts. Wally as the artist and the emu as the art “object.”During those years since 1993, Wally has continued “sketching” and his primitive drawings of emus, other animals and places of interest fit nicely into the category of folk art.Wally has created more than 100 folk art pieces and has sold many across the country.As the assistant director of the Alabama Judicial College, Wally knows judges in just about every county and some of them have even paid a few greenbacks for his art.And each of Wally’s creations has a story and, once people hear the story, they want the art to carry with them as well as the story.“I love to tell stories,” Wally said. “Once piece is of two fish there were found frozen at the edge of a pond. I do a lot of fish and I hang the paintings with fishing line. Another subject I really like the RSA Tower in Montgomery. His paintings are of cotton fields, snowmen in Alabama, a donkey on the golf course, cavemen, fruit and junk. And, I’ve got one of the Monster Fish of Walnut Creek.”Wally always paints in oils, which dry very slowly and, for a man who talks at warp speed, that’s like watching grass grow. So, he just doesn’t watch. He hangs his paintings and sits at an empty “canvas” and creates another story.“At first, I painted on canvas but I wanted my paintings to be more unique so I started painting on old boards and tin that came from the house where my daddy grew up,” Wally said. “The house and barn was built around 1927 and Hurricane Opal knocked everything down. So every now and then, I go out and gather wood and tin and prepare it for painting.”Each of Wally’s paintings has a story and, if old walls and roofs could talk, so would the canvases. But that would be a lot of chatter surrounding Wally’s folk art and he would rather do the storytelling himself.Wally sees himself as more of a teller of stories than a folk artist but he kind of likes the “artist” designation.“The art’s a hobby but I enjoy it a lot,” he said. “My son Noah helps clean the canvases so he’s a part of the art process, too. I don’t know how far I’ll go as a folk artist or, if I’ll go at all. But, I used to visit Mose T a lot. He was the most incredible folk artist and he was my inspiration. He told me once, ‘Son, go with your heart. A painting don’t have to look pretty.’ My artwork might not look pretty but I’m going with my heart.” Welcome to Wally’s world Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Wally Lowery, above, has been painting since 1993. His drawing consists of everything from animals to buildings and since he began, he has created more than 100 pieces that have been sold all across the country. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Wally Lowery does most everything in an unconventional way.Take the way he proposed to his sweetheart.Wally had everything planned. He was going to row her out to the very middle of a sparkling lake — actually it was a pond — express his love for her then, with a brilliant sunset as a backdrop, present her with a dazzling diamond ring and ask her to share her life with him. 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Croatia on the luxury route Mediterranean Luxe

first_imgThe first travel program includes departure from Monaco to the Italian cities of Milan and Venice, and then moving to Croatia and the capital Zagreb. The second program includes Valencia and Barcelona and a tour of French cities such as Montpellier, Marseilles and Nice, and the trip ends in Monaco.   Organization Mediterranean Luxe launched by the tourism organizations of Catalonia and Monaco, respectively the globally recognized agency Kuoni, which has prepared two luxury travel programs that include all destinations participating in this year’s event.  In addition to presentations of the offer of luxury tourism, the program also included a presentation of the gastronomic offer of destinations that participated in the event, so Croatia presented itself with fuži with truffles, fritters and selected liqueurs. Precisely with the aim of promoting luxury tourism and promoting the mentioned route, a promotion was held Croatian National Tourist Board in cooperation with the tourist boards of Spain, France, Catalonia, Monaco and the city of Zagreb at the prestigious Mediterranean Luxeu in Singapore during the International Luxury Travel Mart.  Mediterranean Luxe aims to promote the tourism sector of the Mediterranean region and inform tour operators and other visitors about news from the segment of luxury tourism.  Croatian offer of luxury tourism presented in Singapore  “The capital of Croatia, as a leader in trends in our country, presents its luxury offer and we are extremely glad to be in the renowned society of world leaders in luxury tourism. We are honored to be part of the Kuoni agency program and that this segment of Zagreb’s offer will be presented to the Asian market, which records a significant increase in arrivals and overnight stays in Zagreb. Namely, back in 2015, the countries of Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines were in 19th place in terms of results, while in 2018 they took 9th place, which shows the growing interest in our city. “, said Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Tourist Board.last_img read more

Water polo prepares for conference play

first_img“Definitely one of the things that we’re going to continue to work on is not giving up goals,” senior driver Courtney Fahey said. “It’s our main goal to hold opponents to the least amount of goals possible. But I think the main difference [in the game against China] was that we just need to be more focused. That’s something that we’re going to work on in the future for sure, starting now.” After falling to the Chinese national team 10-5 in an exhibition match Tuesday, the No. 1 USC women’s water polo team looks to open conference play with a win this Saturday against Indiana. Junior utility Maud Megens is the Women of Troy’s most prolific scorer; her 29 goals outpace second place by 10. (Feitong Du/Daily Trojan) Despite Indiana’s lackluster offensive and defensive efforts thus far, the Trojans aim to avoid overconfidence and use each game as an opportunity for improvement. Such a performance is highly uncharacteristic for a Trojan squad that previously averaged 15.91 goals scored and just 2.83 goals against this season. “Our goal is just to … not get complacent in our conference play and get better every game, give every team the best that we can, and win a national championship,” Fahey said. “We had three new foreign girls who came this semester, so toward the beginning we were really focusing on the basics, but now we’re focusing more on preparing for certain teams,” Fahey said of the transition from playing in tournaments to facing conference opponents. “Every team plays different, every team plays different offense, every team plays defense differently, so we just have to prepare for what we know and what they’ve done in past years.” Compared to the Trojans’ dominance up to this point, Indiana has had a rough start to its season. Although the Hoosiers beat No. 15 UC San Diego in their season opener, they have conceded all six games since then. When the Trojans and Hoosiers met earlier this season in the UCSB Winter Invite, USC came out on top with an 11-1 victory. The first quarter of Tuesday’s exhibition match against China showcased strong defensive efforts from both squads. Senior goalie Amanda Longan, last week’s MPSF Player of the Week, blocked several of China’s early offensive chances and held the Chinese to a single penalty goal in the quarter. USC held a 2-1 lead early in the second, but was overcome by 5 unanswered goals from China later that period. The Trojans were unable to catch up in the second half. Even if Indiana’s defense can contain the Women of Troy’s offensive firepower, they must also get more creative with their attack in order to put up points against the MPSF’s No. 1 defense. The Hoosiers’ 1-goal performance earlier this season against the Trojans cannot be repeated if they are to have a chance at claiming victory Saturday. Saturday’s match against Indiana will be the Trojans’ first game outside of the invitational setting this season. The single-game weekend allows the Trojans to tailor their preparation solely to Indiana, a familiar opponent from earlier this season and from years past. One source of the Hoosiers’ early struggles has been their defense, which has allowed an average of 13.85 goals per game. This is problematic when facing a Trojan team with numerous scoring threats, including last week’s MPSF Newcomer of the Week freshman driver Alejandra Aznar. Aznar scored in all four games during last weekend’s Triton Invitational championship campaign, demonstrating her ability to perform against opponents of all calibers. The Trojans will host the Hoosiers at 4 p.m. Saturday at Uytengsu Aquatic Center. After this conference game, the Trojans will head to an invite in Irvine before facing more MPSF action in March.last_img read more