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Huntsville Museum of Art
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Huntsville, AL 35801
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Encounters: Jim Jobe Collage
Through July 1, 2018
Grisham Gallery

The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the accomplished works of the respected Huntsville artist, Jim Jobe. Jobe’s paintings and drawings incorporate both pure abstraction and an eccentric combination of abstract and representational elements. Much of his imagery suggests both direct and peripheral perception. An avid hiker, the artist describes this phenomenon in his work: “When you’re hiking, you can stop and frame a bucolic setting, but that’s not how you experience it. In reality, imagery comes in constantly from all sorts of directions. It’s how I see things. Everywhere, I see these puzzle-pieces of interwoven connections.”

Born in Buffalo, New York, Jobe spent his youth in a military family traveling throughout the United States and abroad, finally moving from Athens, Greece and settling in the Southeast. He earned a B.S. in art education from Freed-Hardiman College in Henderson, TN, as well as B.F.A. and M.F.A. in fine art from the University of Alabama, and has worked as an artist, art educator, and strong advocate for arts education.

Primarily recognized as a painter, Jobe works in several disciplines and mediums. For a few years, in an effort to refocus his work, the artist stopped painting altogether and tried to re-teach himself how to draw. Admiration for the craftsmanship of woodworkers and ceramicists led him to approach drawing more as a way of achieving mastery with a pencil as a tool than as a way to produce imagery. This led him more deeply into abstraction, studying the interplay between line and shape and color.

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Lead Sponsor:
The Kuehlthau Family Foundation

Additional Support:
The Alabama State Council on the Arts
Altherr Howard Design
The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild

Duty, Honor, Country: Highlights from the West Point Museum
March 25 – July 8, 2018
Huth, Boeing, Salmon and Haws Galleries

The West Point Museum in West Point, NY owns the oldest and largest diversified public collection of militaria in the Western Hemisphere. This impressive holding of over 60,000 objects chronicles our nation’s founding and history, and additionally encompasses the history of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the military history of the United States Army, and the history of warfare.

Through nearly 100 objects including works of art, military uniforms, weapons, and historical artifacts, this exhibition tells the compelling story of this fabled military academy and its important contributions to our nation’s history. Highlights include stunning 19th century landscape panoramas of the West Point area and portraits of prominent West Point graduates; various cadet rifles and swords representing different eras in Academy’s history; war trophies including a British howitzer captured during the Revolutionary War and a Confederate torpedo from the Civil War; and historical artifacts associated with West Point, including a commission letter signed by Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee’s sketch of a cadet cap, Ulysses S. Grant’s Academy diploma, and General Patton’s cadet dress coat. Organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art.

Brigadier General (Ret.) John Zierdt graduated from West Point in 1966 and his family lineage reflects a long history of successful West Point graduates. He began his career as a project manager working in High Energy Laser and National Missile Defense programs and later specialized in logistical support during a 30 year Army career, which included management positions in the Pentagon. He also served as Vice President of Huntsville Operations for Orbital Sciences Corporation for 10 years.

David Reel is a nationally recognized expert in the Museum field with a particular emphasis on the fine Arts and a specialty in american nineteenth century landscape painting and military portraiture. In his twenty-five years of museum experience, he has worked with private collectors, auction houses, corporate curators and numerous museums to assemble outstanding exhibitions and collections.

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