Huntsville Photographic Society:
2016 Members’ Showcase
May 15 – August 21, 2016
This exhibition is an annual juried selection of 50 outstanding photographs by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. HPS was founded in 1964 to promote the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding areas through informative programs, member contests, and special events.
Gallery Walk and Reception with Huntsville Photographic Society
Thursday, May 19, 5:30 p.m., reception following in the Richard and Roper Room
June 26 – October 30, 2016
The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on intriguing three-dimensional art of this emerging North Carolina artist. Farnsworth’s hand-carved figurative sculptures encapsulate the artist’s interests in character, story, craft, mechanics, composition, empathy, and social commentary. The artist sees his work as far more than sculpture – he fills his roles of architect, storyteller, cinematographer to construct detailed, immersive experiences that lead the viewer deep into a visual narrative. As he puts it, “I create lush, emotionally charged rabbit holes to fall into and explore.” Organized by HMA.
Gallery Walk and Reception with Dustin Farnsworth
Sunday, June 26, 2:00 p.m.
An American Romantic:
The Art of Luigi Lucioni
July 10 – September 25, 2016
American Scene artist Luigi Lucioni (1900-1988) was best known for his sharply observed paintings of Vermont hills, trees and houses, which earned him the title of that state’s painter laureate. He was also an accomplished still life and portrait artist, whose works were characterized by a sharply observed realism, precisely drawn forms and smooth paint surface. This exhibition presents approximately 75 paintings and prints drawn from institutional and private collections throughout the country. Organized by HMA.
Member’s Preview Reception
Saturday, July 9, 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Sponsors: Sally and Robert Arthur, Alice Cheney, Jane and Pete Childs, Marty Childs, Betsy and Peter Lowe, Christopher J. Madkour, Bill McMillen, Rose Napolitano, Mrs. Linda Oskam, Signa Read, Barbara Riley, Libby Sturges, and Ruth Yates
Additional Support Provided by: Sharman Buechner Altshuler, Dinah Buechner, Rev. Fred and Judy Buechner, Susanne and Chris Davis, Helen Deeley, Dr. Stuart Embury, Kathleen and Doug Mariboe, Barbara Melhado, Charlotte Milan, Jennifer and Paul Silverman, Lila and Gill Silverman, The Alabama State Council on the Arts and Alabama Alliance for Arts Education, and The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild
Photographs by Barry Goldwater
July 10 – September 25, 2016
Through much of his life, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater was an accomplished amateur photographer. It was a hobby he took seriously and he managed, before his death, to leave behind more than 15,000 photographs – a legacy he called his “last will and testament to my love to the native state.” This exhibition features approximately 30 of his most iconic images of Western landscapes and Native Americans. Organized by HMA.
Members’ Lecture and Reception
Saturday, July 9, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Sponsors: Cynthia and Rey Almodovar, Boeing, Dr. and Mrs. Abraham Madkour & Family, Linda Smith, Bill Stender and Ellen Chorba, Jean Wessel Templeton, and
Additional Support Provided by: The Alabama State Council on the Arts and Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild, and The Goldwater Family Foundation
Over the Top:
American Posters from World War I
July 24 – October 2, 2016
During World War I, illustrated posters inspiring public support served as a primary mechanism of mass communication. Designed to rally Americans to the cause, these persuasive visual symbols employed bold graphics, strong imagery, and concise commands to inspire a sense of nationalism and pride. Imbued with iconic symbols like the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam, and the American flag, posters were installed throughout the country as prominent reminders of the need for support. Over the Top includes 44 original posters created by major American illustrators including J.C. Leyendecker, James Montegomery Flagg, and Howard Chandler Christy. The exhibition offers compelling perspectives on the American experience during this dramatic time in our nation’s history. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA.
Member’s Preview Reception
Saturday, July 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Proudly supported by lead sponsor:
Exhibition Sponsors: Cynthia and Rey Almodovar, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon
Additional Support Provided by: The Alabama State Council on the Arts and Alabama Alliance for Arts Education, The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild, and Gerry and Virgil Schaffer
Contemporary Art & Superhero Action
September 11 – December 11, 2016
For decades popular culture has been fascinated by superheroes — their superhuman capabilities, their desire for truth and justice, and their ability to save the day. Their storylines have captivated many, and their images have become contemporary idols throughout the world. My Hero presents a rich array of work by over 50 international artists, including painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, mixed media and video, that celebrates and re-envisions the lives of iconic superheroes.
Opening Gallery Walk
Sunday, September 11, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.