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Gallery Show Celebrating the Art of Maureen Rhodes

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Gallery Show Celebrating the Art of Maureen Rhodes

  • Serpents of Bienville 1800B Main Street Daphne, AL 36526 USA (map)

Join us on Saturday, April 30th to celebrate local artist Maureen Rhodes and her incredible watercolor and mixed media creations. The Serpents of Bienville Gallery will open at its normal time, 11am, with a reception to be held by the Gallery owners and the artist herself at 1:30pm. 

All pieces will be for available for purchase, so be sure to get here early so you don't miss any of the amazing pieces by this wonderful artist covering a wide range of subjects, from historical buildings and local flora to dreamlike visions.

Maureen Rhodes
Maureen Rhodes is a Foley area native, and we are so very proud to call her family. Her mother’s family was born and raised in Southern Baldwin County and her father traveled down from Canada on a work visa with his brother to help out in the Potato Shed during the depression, still in operation in Foley, Alabama.

When Maureen joined Snook’s Army, she was instructed to fulfill two weeks construction work and complete a training course in artillery and sharp shooting. As a confident woman, humbled in her own strengths, she assured me that she was a good shot, but never as good as Louise Williams. “She would shoot a cigarette right out of your mouth. But not me.” 

All of that training was to hold a position in the Gulf Telephone Company in Foley. John Snook’s father founded the phone company and John soon took over as the man in charge. Maureen Rhodes talks so highly of Mr. Snook, telling me he was the best man she could have possibly ever worked for, and it shows in the attention to detail and protection he built for his employees. Literally, built. John Snook built underground tunnels that stood up to military grade bomb shelters, stretching underneath Highway 59 from the Magnolia Inn to the Gulf Telephone Company. He told his wife, Marjorie Snook, that he was building the tunnel to be able to travel from their home at the Magnolia Inn to their jobs at the telephone company during storms and hurricanes, to keep them out of harm’s way, but Marjorie knew John was trying to create a place of refuge for his beloved employees during the impending threat of atomic warfare. “We had an interesting life working for the telephone company. Very interesting,” Maureen tells me. “Never a dull moment.”

Maureen Rhodes has been creating art for decades, and over a wide array of mediums, favoring watercolor to express her passion for Baldwin County scenery and indigenous flora and fauna. Her curious creativity and overwhelming talent shows in each and every one of her creations.