Prints of paintings by artist John W. Jones for the project "Confederate Currency: The Color of Money" will be exhibited at Ohio Wesleyan University through Feb. 25. Jones will speak on campus at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.

Prints of paintings by artist John W. Jones for the project "Confederate Currency: The Color of Money" will be exhibited at Ohio Wesleyan University through Feb. 25. Jones will speak on campus at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.

The paintings were inspired by images engraved on Civil War-era currency. Jones was working as a graphic artist when a customer asked him to enlarge a Confederate bank note.

Later, Jones began to recreate the small scenes, painting a total of 83 scenes for the project. Many of the images were so small he needed a magnifying glass to see them.

Prints of 30 of his paintings will be displayed at Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours coincide with library hours, which are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Jones' lecture will be in the Bayley Room, on the second floor of the library. A public reception will follow in the first-floor gallery. The exhibit is sponsored by OWU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Department of Fine Arts and the Richard M. Ross Art Museum.