2012 Exhibitions

Art of the State Exhibition

January 22 – March 2

The 2nd biennial juried exhibition of works by studio art faculty from Alabama's colleges and universities.

The Sanctuary Artists: The Art of Nature

March 18 – May 11

“Attracted by the unspoiled beauty of the Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Huntsville, Alabama, individuals representing the visual arts, natural sciences, history, literary, musical and oral traditions have joined creative forces. Since 2009 they have explored and shared their creative responses inspired by the City’s newest wilderness park. The results of their shared experiences and individual journeys are combined in their first traveling exhibition, The Art of Nature. Their collaboration is meant to inspire, raise public awareness and appreciation of the Sanctuary and all natural spaces. The Sanctuary’s 300 acres are but a metaphor for our entire planet Earth. For these kindred spirits, a shared vision continues to unfold.” Clayton Bass


Alabama in
the Making:Traditional Arts of People and Place

June 2 – July 15

AL Folklife Association statewide life-ways exhibition: How folk and traditional arts, unique to five culturally defined regions (TN Valley, Gulf Coast, Black Belt, Wiregrass, and Southern Appalachians) in Alabama, demonstrate and contribute to sense of place and identity through food, music and material culture.

Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

June 4 – July 30

An annual juried exhibition of works by Alabama children who are visually impaired, blind or deaf-blind. The exhibition tours to various state museums and agency galleries from February through June. The show was established in 1983 as a cooperative project of the University of Alabama Birmingham Vision Science Research Center, UAB Education and Outreach Module, UAB School of Optometry and the UAB School of Education all of which serve children with visual impairments.

ArtWorks 2012

July 22 – September 7

An annual exhibition featuring the work of Tennessee Valley Art Association artist members.

Merging: Guadalupe Lanning Robinson

September 23 – November 16

An exhibition of Robinson’s large pottery and quilts. The art of Guadalupe Lanning Robinson has always been marked by a sense of merging. There is the merging of history, cultures, and ethnic origins that started long before the merging of her parents from Tabasco who found each other in the swarming cosmopolitan metropolis of Mexico City where she was born. There was the merging of cultures she encountered studying in Montreal and later upon moving to Alabama.

There was the merging of her theoretical study and practice in modern perspective, depth, line, design, and interior space with the ancient forms, shapes, and earthly materials of clay and its elemental components. Then came the door of the textile world opening up in front of her with its broad varieties of textures, color, print, and geometry.

In Guadalupe’s pots and quilts the discerning viewer can see the merging of history, cultures, and craftsmanship as well as the merging of the materials themselves.


World War I & II Axis and Allied Powers Posters

September 23 – November 16

An exhibition of original war posters from the collection of Peter Morris.

The Trees of Christmas

November 30 – December 24

A display of nine 12' tall live fir trees decorated by civic and school groups, businesses and/or individuals. Original themes reflect the cultural stories of the northwest Alabama region.

Event Calendar

Monday June 17 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Alabama Landmarks: Melissa Tubbs Pen & Ink Drawings
Monday June 17 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama
Sunday June 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alabama Landmarks: Melissa Tubbs Pen & Ink Drawings
Sunday June 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama


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