The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art
August 17 – October 26, 2014
Initiated in 2988, the Red Clay Survey is a recurring juried exhibition open to established and emerging artists in 11 Southern states. The Survey “takes the pulse” of current art through a selection of works determined by a juror with strong national credentials. This year’s juror is painter and educator Susanna Coffey of New York City.
The series intends to recognize and encourage excellence, and provide a permanent record of the development of regional art through the publication of a comprehensive exhibition catalogue.
The Artist’s Point of View
Spend an afternoon in the Museum galleries as four Red Clay award winning artists discuss the nature and evolution of their works on display. Light refreshments will follow in the Richard and Roper Room.
Museum Academy Instructors’ Exhibition
August 17, 2014 – February 15, 2015
More than 25 Academy instructors share their talents and creativity with students young and old during the Museum’s art classes held throughout the year. Soon it will be time to celebrate their abilities with works the instructors themselves have created! The free exhibition will be displayed in the Prozan Gallery.
Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering
October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015
Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art.
South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass
October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015
South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel.
An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room.