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WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America by Mary Whyte
June 27 – September 26, 2021
Huth, Boeing, Salmon & Haws Galleries

In 2010, American artist, author and teacher Mary Whyte set out on a mission to paint fifty large-scale watercolor portraits of what it means to be an American veteran today. Over seven years in the making, WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America took her across the United States to meet men and women of all ages and from all walks of life, and paint some of our country’s truest patriots. Whyte’s WE THE PEOPLE, which includes portraits of a Missouri dairy farmer, Rhode Island lobsterman, Pennsylvania science teacher, South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving works, is poised to become a national treasure honoring and connecting with men and women in uniform for generations to come.

A 136 page book, containing 67 color and 50 black and white illustrations will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Attendees of the preview party will have the opportunity to purchase a book and have it signed by Mary Whyte. The book is published by University of South Carolina Press.

Presenting Sponsor:
The Jurenko Foundation

Lead Sponsor:

Connie and Rusty Stephenson

Patsy and John Shields

Lockheed Martin

Bill and Cathy Stender

Middie Thompson and Family, given in memory of Tommy Thompson
Additional Support:

The Alabama State Council on the Arts

The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild

Encounters: Greely Myatt
June 6 - August 29, 2021

Since 1986, the Huntsville Museum of Art has presented a noteworthy series of solo exhibitions highlighting acclaimed regional contemporary artists. The upcoming installment of the Encounters series focuses on the accomplished works of Greely Myatt, a talented sculptor based in Memphis, Tennessee. Myatt is widely recognized for his whimsical, sculptural objects and monumental installations. Engaging with surrealism, pop, folk, and outsider art, he has developed a compelling visual language of reimagined but recognizable forms. The materials Myatt uses to create his works – found broom handles, discarded signage, neon lights, metal scraps and the like – lend them an accessibility and a personal connection for the viewer. In addition to found materials, he incorporates elements like plants, quilts, and rugs into his pieces to reference his rural Southern childhood, setting them against abstract elements such as light, air, and negative space to spark a visual and mental dialogue. Encounters: Greely Myatt opens on June 6, 2021, led by an opening presentation at 2 p.m. that afternoon. Access to the opening presentation will be included with the general price of admission and free for members.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2021 Members' Showcase
May 16 - August 8, 2020

Charles Gattis, Drops Keep Falling, 2021, Water Drop Photography: Canon 5D mk iv, Color Space RGB, 100mm macro lens, f/11 at 1/200
Jack Mitchell, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1980, vintage gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. Lent Courtesy of the Jack Mitchell Archives.
This Sunday, May 16, Jack Mitchell: Artists and Huntsville Photographic Society: 2021 Members' Showcase open. American photographer Jack Mitchell was renowned for his captivating photographs of visual artists, film and theater personalities, musicians, and writers, which he documented during a remarkable career that spanned over five decades. Jack Mitchell: Artists features approximately 50 silver gelatin and color photographs of important American artists. Huntsville Photographic Society: 2021 Members' Showcase is an annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of HPS. This year, rather than jurying around a particular theme, the competition allowed members to submit their best work in any category. Both upcoming exhibitions include stunning photographs of a variety of subjects.

2021 Gala Art Exhibition
Through June 8, 2021

(Featured Artist on view April 10 – June 12)
Luncheon: Tuesday, June 8 | Dinner: Thursday, June 10 | Cocktail Party: Saturday, June 12

This important fundraiser presents approximately 150 artworks in a range of media and styles, to be auctioned to the highest bidder during the annual Gala events. The Gala Featured Artist for 2021 is painter Millie Gosch, who currently lives and works in College Park, GA. Organized by HMA.

Millie Gosch is a highly accomplished and collectible artist. Her original oil paintings hang in the corporate offices of Synovus Bank, Bank of America, St Francis Hospital, WellStar Health Systems, and Price Waterhouse Coopers, among others. Her work also hangs in many private collections. Millie is a prestigious Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.

As a Plein Air painter at heart she gets inspiration leaving the four walls of her studio to work in a natural setting. Millie prefers painting from life outdoors, and when not possible a still-life set up in the studio provides the inspiration.

While some artists work from a photograph or memory, plein air artists work from direct observation to paint in nature, capturing their subject matter in real time. For Millie, this way of working is both her passion and her calling. The studies she paints from life are then used as references to paint a much larger format in the studio. Her goal is to invite viewers into her painting to have their own experience. Her work is known for its vibrant use of color and texture. The beauty and quality of Millie’s work reflects her lifelong appreciation of nature and the outdoors. Growing up in a small Georgia town, Millie developed a deep love for nature in general and particularly the South. As an artist, her favorite subjects are Low Country and pastoral scenes.

Throughout her life-long artistic journey Millie has drawn inspiration from not only her surroundings but also from artists whose work she admires. Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne,George Ennis, and Winslow Homer are some of her favorite American painters. Contemporary favorites include Roger Dale Brown, Ray Roberts, Kendall Ward, and Anne Blair Brown. Millie owns the City Muse Gallery in College Park, GA. The space doubles as her studio and gallery. Studio visits are welcome and available by appointment.

Impressionist Landscapes from the Sellars Collection
Chan Gallery
January 31 – July 11, 2021

With the acquisition of the Sellars Collection of Art by American Women in 2008, an important holding of paintings, drawings and sculptures was added to the Museum’s permanent collection. The Collection celebrates the achievements of American women artists active between 1850 and 1940, and provides a counterpoint to the Museum’s holdings of regionally and nationally significant contemporary art.

Impressionist Landscapes From the Sellars Collection focuses on the strong pull that the natural world had on American women artists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition emphasizes the generation of artists who emerged during and in the aftermath of the American Impressionist movement (1880-1920). Many of these artists were the students and sketching partners of the seminal figures in the development of Impressionism in America, such as William Merritt Chase, Willard L. Metcalf, John Henry Twachtman and Robert Henri.

Agnes Pelton, Old Smoke Tree, circa 1930, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in.

The artists included in the exhibition were primarily concerned with capturing the effects of light, color, and atmosphere in their landscapes, achieved in large measure by painting directly from nature—out-of-doors—rather than in the studio. Though not as well-known as their Impressionist predecessors, this generation of landscape painters flourished in areas such Old Lyme, Connecticut; Cape Ann, Massachusetts; New Hope, Pennsylvania; and Woodstock, New York, as well as elsewhere in New England and across the Southwest.

Impressionist Landscapes from the Sellars Collection presents over 30 exquisite landscapes in all seasons, varying in scenic subject matter from snow-filled views to sun-drenched hillsides, as well as harbor scenes, woodland glades, and desert vistas. Featured artists include Irene Von Horvath, Edna Lawrence, Margaret Jordan Patterson, Alice Pelton, Lilla Cabot Perry, and many more.

This exhibition features a selection of paintings from the Sellars Collection that exemplify the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition is focused on works that embody the early influence of French Impressionism and its precursor, the Barbizon Style, and adopt the various hallmarks of what became known as the American Impressionist style.

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