HAGERSTOWN ? Paintings on display at Hagerstown Community College on Friday represented pieces of R. Benjamin Jones ? his art, as well as his essence.
As nattily dressed patrons of the arts peered at his paintings, Jones was too busy chatting with friends to notice their reactions.
But when asked how the public display contrasts with periods of solitary work, the artist said, "It's somewhat difficult because it means you're revealing yourself ... It's like asking people, 'What do you think of me?'"
They thought highly enough to have purchased about half of the pieces as the evening was more than half over.
The show was a fundraiser for the Hagerstown Community College Foundation. A portion of the proceeds was earmarked for a student scholarship fund.