Huntsville, Ala –Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists presents a selection of work that showcases some of the most talented women artists working in Huntsville, including Katie Baldwin, Dana Brown, Jennie Couch, Susie Garrett, Kimberly Hart, Kathryn Jill Johnson, Guadalupe Lanning Robinson, Connie Ulrich, Helen Vaughn, Roxie Veasey, and Linda Walden. The exhibition is on view now through July 26, 2015.
While the Museum has shown some of these artists’ works previously in group exhibitions like The Red Clay Survey and solo Encounters shows, many others are being featured for the first time.
“Each of these artists has a unique voice,” Curator of Exhibitions and Collections David Reyes said. “I’ve organized the exhibition as a series of vignettes of six to 10 works per artist to allow the viewer to recognize the individual vision of each artist, as well as discover connections between them.”
The Huntsville Museum of Art has a strong history of supporting work by female artists, most recently through major acquisitions like The Sellars Collection of Art by American Women and important exhibitions of nationally prominent artists like Loïs Mailou-Jones, Janet Fish, and Ginny Ruffner. Several months ago, Reyes sent requests for images to more than 20 artists working in Huntsville. After an extensive review and subsequent studio visits, Reyes chose 11 emerging and established artists. Their works
encompass a rich array of paintings, woodblock prints, mixed media drawings, sculpture, and fine crafts in fiber and metal.
Three of the artists featured…Guadalupe Lanning Robinson, Susie Garrett, and Helen Vaughn…in the exhibition will conduct ART Demonstrations in the galleries. The programs are free for members and included in general admission for non-members.
Thursday, June 4 ● 5:30-7:00 p.m. Guadalupe Lanning Robinson – Quilting Demo
Sunday, June 28 ● 1:00-3:00 p.m. Susie Garrett – Colored Pencil and Reclaimed Materials Demo
Thursday, July 23 ● 5:30-7:00 p.m. Helen Vaughn – Oil Painting Demo
A 45-minute docent-led public tour for Celebrating Our Own is scheduled for Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m. Visitors are asked to meet in the Museum’s Church Street lobby. Public tours are free for members and included in general admission for non-members.
Exhibition support was provided by The Alabama State Council on the Arts, Altherr Howard Design, and the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art.
The Museum’s hours are: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. The museum is closed to the public on Mondays and some major holidays. Admission is $10 for adult, non-members; $8 for active military, teachers, and seniors (60+) with a valid ID; $5 for children age 6 and up and students with ID; and $7 per person for groups of 10 or more. Museum admission after 5 p.m. on Thursdays is only $5, as part of HMA’s $5 After Five program. Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted FREE.