date: July 28, 2016
This August, "The Tuesday Evening Printmaking Group (and Occasional Beer) Plus One" will be exhibiting prints in MAC's Skinny Gallery. The group, consisting of artists Roxann Dyess, Kathy Friedline, Conroy Hudlow, Kelley Hudlow, and Clare King, decided to meet regularly and learn about “Original Prints.” Original prints are those where the artist creates an image on a block, plate, stone, or screen, and the image is printed by the artist or by someone under their direction. The traditional forms of original prints are relief, intaglio, planographic (lithography), and stencil (silk screen). The group limited themselves to relief and intaglio. The exhibit displays a variety of subjects and styles from the different group members.
The group's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of August in the Skinny Gallery. Meet the artists on ArtWalk night, August 12th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays.
Slider image shows "Fox Went Out on a Snowy Night" by Kathy Friedline.
date: June 29, 2016
Shawn Branson is a surfer and an artist, so it's no surprise that he creates his own surfboards. Branson is originally from Saint Louis, MO. He moved to the east coast of Florida in 2007 where he really got into surfing. Eventually he found himself at the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Here, he continued to surf and soon was building custom shaped surfboards - something he always wanted to do. Branson hand-shapes both wood and foam boards using a variety of materials: epoxy resin, wood, burn pen, poly foam, EPS foam, acrylic paint, and resin pigment. According to Branson, "I design and hand shape custom surfboards for the gulf coast waves. Every aspect, from design to artwork, flows together to allow you to dance with the rhythm of our shoreline." During ArtWalk night, the artist will give a live demonstration on shaping a wooden surfboard in the gallery.
Branson's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of July in the Small Room. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, July 8th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays (closed July 4th).
White Night/Black Light
date: June 29, 2016
Renee Hoadley's work can be viewed in two distinct ways: one through the darkness and one through the light, representing the physical and metaphysical aspects of reality. Her show, White Night/Black Light, plays on the wavelengths beyond our normal visual perception, symbolizing what is unseen, or unknown – yet always there. Renee's work in this show was produced from 2010 to the present in Honaunau, Hawaii and Mobile, Alabama. According to Hoadley, all the canvases were made by her husband, Jordan, an exceptional carpenter, "without whom, none of this work would exist."
"My artwork arises from a place deep within, where my rational mathematical side harmonizes with my intuitive artistic side, creating visual images that blend my love of geometry and nature with my love of spiritual, philosophical and psychological explorations of transformation. I have attempted to create images that illustrate the interconnectedness of nature, humanity and the cosmos through the use of sacred geometry – a field I've been exploring since 2009." - Renee Hoadley
Hoadley's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of July in the Danielle Juzan Gallery. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, July 8th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays (closed July 4th).
date: June 29, 2016
This July, Janet Hinton will be displaying a series of landscape and water paintings in MAC's Skinny Gallery. Her exhibition is in two parts: a series of paintings of water and landscapes. According to Hinton, "Both reflect my interest in specific places. The paintings show the basic elements of design: color, shape, line, and texture. Atmosphere and time of day are important to me in the paintings. The subject matter is from home and travels. A camera and sketchbook provide the starting place for my paintings.” Although what she sees dictates the subject for the most part, Hinton occasionally make small changes to strengthen the design quality of her work. In her water series, the close vantage point of her paintings give a non-objective quality to her paintings.
Janet Hinton grew up in Attalla, Alabama, and earned her MFA degree fromthe University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, majoring in printmaking with minorconcentrations in painting and ceramics. She was on the art faculty at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama, retiring in 2010. Hinton moved to Fairhope Alabama in 2011, where she maintains a studio. She works in printmaking, painting,drawing, clay, and photography. Hinton teaches occasionally at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the eastern states and her works are included in private and public collections.
Hinton's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of July in the Skinny Gallery. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, July 8th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays (closed July 4th).
Slider image shows "Arno River at Ponte Vecchio" by Janet Hinton.
date: June 03, 2016
Red Energy – The Dynamic Movement of Competitive Sports is an exhibit by Ardith Goodwin that explores the physics and motion of the human body during the act of competing from the literal to the abstract, through mixed media. Ardith explains: “As an athlete in my younger years, dynamic movement was integral to performing well, and my love for it never left. As a painter, it is part of my technical framework and how I manipulate marks and color to convey meaning.” Along with expressing that explosive movement, Ardith wanted to capture the energy and passion athletes share when they are in the act of pushing the human body to its limits during competition. Red Energy is a show celebrating the visual expression of all things sports.
Ardith's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of June in the Danielle Juzan Gallery. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, June 10th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays.
Slider image shows "Batter with Red Bat" by Ardith Goodwin.