Johnt book signing Friday

Published 9:18 am Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Atmore area residents will have a unique opportunity Friday at the local branch of United Bank.

Marlene Nall Johnt will be on hand for a book-signing event from 9 a.m. until noon. Her book, “A Retired Art Teacher Tells All,” will also be available for purchase at the event.

Johnt, also an accomplished artist, has artwork displayed in the United Bank Art Gallery on Louisville Avenue where it will remain through the book-signing event.

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Nancy Helton said the artist has had art on display at the United Bank Art Gallery for several days.

“Marleen’s art is in the United Bank Gallery and has been on display for a couple of weeks,” Helton said. “Her work is beautiful and we’re happy to have new art in our gallery.”

Helton said Johnt’s art will be removed Friday afternoon to prepare for display and sale at the Williams Station Day event planned for Saturday.

“After the book signing event, the art will be removed from the bank so Marleen can prepare for Williams Station Day,” Helton said. “Having the art at United Bank is a great opportunity to view the art before it is put up for sale.”

Helton said Johnt will participate in other events associated with the weekend’s activities since she has ties to Atmore.

“She is a 1971 graduate of Escambia County High School and will be joining us for the reunion celebration tied to Williams Station Day,” Helton said. “She still has relatives in Atmore with an aunt and cousins. Her mother is retired to Ft. Morgan from Atmore. She is part of our Atmore family and we are happy to have her here with us this week.”

Helton said those who have access to the Internet can see many of Johnt’s art pieces.

“She has a Web site where most of her work is available for viewing,” Helton said. “Her art can be seen at She is a wonderful artist and we are lucky to have her work shown here.”

Johnt’s work is described as realistic, impressionistic abstract Southern Art, Helton said.

“Anyone interested in her art or her book should be at United Bank on Friday,” Helton said. “She will be happy to answer questions or discuss her art during the day.”

For more information on the book signing event, Johnt’s art or art displayed at United Bank, contact United Bank at 368-2525.