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  • Accumulations: The Art of Joelle Ford and Stephen T. Johnson –
    a habit passed on by her parents and grandparents who lived through the Great Depression Collecting discarded objects from her environment as well as items from antique stores flea markets and garage sales Ford accumulated a mass of material to inspire her creatively and serve as raw material Oftentimes the objects gather for years before Ford knows how she wants to recycle them into a work of art In her low relief works the artist blends painting and sculpture Color or its absence is a key element in her assemblages She often uses vivid colors or bold geometries to play with perception it is not until viewing the piece up close that Ford s materials reveal themselves for what they are common objects For example Ford s large scale installation Circles of Color Series I 2008 2010 brings together over 600 paint can lids with bright splashes of paint Stephen T Johnson also looks to everyday items yet instead of abstracting the objects he celebrates their uniqueness In addition to being an artist Johnson is an acclaimed children s book author who combines the literary with the visual arts in his work The pieces featured in the exhibition correspond to his book A is for Art An Abstract Alphabet For this series Johnson composed playful alliterative phrases that form a portrait of both an everyday object and the way he depicted it In Ice Cream Floats 2005 2007 for example Johnson s text states exactly what the piece portrays indoors in an institutional interior is an installation of individually illuminated isolated immobilized immersed inverted identical insoluble imitation ice cream cones Joelle Ford Circles of Color Series I 2007 8 paint can lids house paint left on lids painted wood Lent by the artist The exhibition Accumulations The Art of Joelle

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/accumulations-art-joelle-ford-stephen-t-johnson/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Psychedelic Mania: Stephen Rolfe Powell’s Dance with Glass –
    Visit Events Floor Plan Café M Museum Store Tours The Grounds Facility Use Fundraising Events Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Psychedelic Mania Stephen Rolfe Powell s Dance with Glass October 06 through January 06 2013 The work of Alabama native Stephen Rolfe Powell an internationally recognized master glass artist was highlighted in a retrospective exhibition organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts as a part of the national celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement Powell s work employs a traditional Italian murrine technique incorporating thousands of tiny beads of vibrant color that he blows and stretches into suggestive anthropomorphic shapes His inventive handling of blowing swinging and torching the molten glass combined with tongue in cheek titles offer a fresh departure from conventional glass vessels With 80 works by Powell all compiled from his personal reserve collection the exhibition focused on Powell s oversized blown glass vessels and asymmetrical sculptures Primarily drawn from his Teasers Whacko and Screamer series made between 1988 and 2011 the exhibition also included the early ceramic works and glass prototypes that convey Powell s artistic development The work of Alabama native Stephen Rolfe Powell an internationally recognized master glass artist was highlighted in a retrospective exhibition organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts as a part of the national celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement Powell s work employs a traditional Italian murrine technique incorporating thousands of tiny Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00 pm Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund Tuesdays January 26 February 2 9 16 and

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/psychedelic-mania-stephen-rolfe-powells-dance-glass/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Michael Ellison Block Prints: Selections from the Paul R. Jones Collection –
    Events Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Michael Ellison Block Prints Selections from the Paul R Jones Collection November 03 through December 30 2012 Michael Ellison 1952 2001 studied at the Atlanta College of Art and Georgia State University He taught at Atlanta College of Art and in South Carolina His work is in the High Museum of Art and numerous private collections This exhibition featured large colorful representational block prints with urban imagery made in the 1980s and 90s Michael Edward Ellison Platform 1986 block print Image Courtesy The Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama PJ 2008 0698 Michael Ellison 1952 2001 studied at the Atlanta College of Art and Georgia State University He taught at Atlanta College of Art and in South Carolina His work is in the High Museum of Art and numerous private collections This exhibition featured large colorful representational block prints with urban imagery made in the 1980s and 90s Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00 pm Gifts of

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/michael-ellison-block-prints-selections-paul-r-jones-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Charles D. Rogers: Selections from the Paul R. Jones Collection –
    Events Floor Plan Café M Museum Store Tours The Grounds Facility Use Fundraising Events Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Charles D Rogers Selections from the Paul R Jones Collection November 03 through December 30 2012 The exhibition featured about two dozen portraits of musicians who were portrayed while performing at the Village Gate in New York City in 1993 Rogers small spare drawings employ a variety of media including colored pen and pencil on paper Charles D Rogers John Hicks Grooving At The Gate NYC 1993 graphite on paper Image Courtesy The Paul R Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama PJ 2008 0373 The exhibition featured about two dozen portraits of musicians who were portrayed while performing at the Village Gate in New York City in 1993 Rogers small spare drawings employ a variety of media including colored pen and pencil on paper Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00 pm Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund Tuesdays January 26 February 2 9

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/charles-d-rogers-selections-paul-r-jones-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Fabulous Flatware: Non-traditional Tools of the Table –
    montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions Fabulous Flatware Non traditional Tools of the Table June 23 through September 16 2012 Drawn primarily from the collection of William P Hood M D of Dothan Alabama Fabulous Flatware Non Traditional Tools of the Table showcased innovative flatware designs from 1898 to 2011 Highlighting the imagination and creativity of the various designers and producers of flatware the implements used for eating and serving food the exhibition took a new look at these daily tools Collected into various themes such as Eating Can Be Fun children s flatware These Take the Cake pastry servers Espresso Anyone coffee flatware and Flatware That s Not Flat the forks knives spoons and serving pieces on display demonstrated the wide variety of styles forms materials and techniques available to decorate our tables Accompanying the wonderfully diverse flatware pieces were various patterns of dinnerware and glassware providing a new look at the both practical and whimsical tools we use to feed our bodies AJ Arne Jacobsen 1950s 60s Modern Style Designed 1957 Designed by Arne Jacobsen 1902 1971 Denmark architect and designer Produced originally as AJ by A Michelsen and later as Arne Jacobsen by Georg Jensen both Denmark 18 8 stainless steel Chosen for the spacecraft in the 1968 science fiction film 2001 A Space Odyssey Drawn primarily from the collection of William P Hood M D of Dothan Alabama Fabulous Flatware Non Traditional Tools of the Table showcased innovative flatware designs from 1898 to 2011 Highlighting the imagination and creativity of the various designers and producers of flatware the implements used for eating and serving food the exhibition took a new look at these Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/fabulous-flatware-non-traditional-tools-table/ (2016-02-14)
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  • From Gesture to Form: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection –
    Tours The Grounds Facility Use Fundraising Events Join Volunteer Give Partner mmfa one museum drive montgomery alabama 36117 ph 334 240 4333 about membership join our newsletter Exhibitions From Gesture to Form Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection June 23 through September 16 2012 Spanning six decades the prints in From Gesture to Form provided a snapshot of various art movements while showcasing many important artists from the modern and contemporary era Although mostly known for their work in painting and sculpture the seventeen included artists found that printmaking allowed them to expand upon their individual ideas in new ways Some of these artists used the print as an experiment or to work collaboratively with writers to illustrate prose while others fully embraced this medium as another form of expression On view were aquatints etchings lithography screen prints and woodcuts demonstrating the wide range of printing processes Each of the artists in the exhibition including Grace Hartigan Robert Motherwell James Rosenquist and Ed Ruscha developed works in a variety of styles such as Abstract Expressionism Pop Minimalism Conceptual and Contemporary From loose gestural works to hard edged geometries and expressionistic abstract patterns to figurative and representational renderings these prints illustrated how artists throughout the last sixty years pushed the boundaries of printmaking Spanning six decades the prints in From Gesture to Form provided a snapshot of various art movements while showcasing many important artists from the modern and contemporary era Although mostly known for their work in painting and sculpture the seventeen included artists found that printmaking allowed them to expand upon their individual ideas in new Share More Facebook Twitter Reddit Stumble Digg Delicous Email Print events Short Course 02 16 2016 12 00 pm 1 00 pm Gifts of the Ida Belle Young Art Acquisition Fund

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/gesture-form-modern-contemporary-prints-permanent-collection/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Along the Shore: The Mississippi Gulf Coast in the Photography of Lyle Peterzell –
    Shore The Mississippi Gulf Coast in the Photography of Lyle Peterzell June 23 through September 02 2012 Lyle Peterzell was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and was a professional photographer for more than twenty five years He worked in Los Angeles Nashville and Washington D C before he returned home to live and work on the Gulf Coast His images of the landscape and natural environment there parallel the art of his predecessor Walter Anderson who documented that distinctive environment more than sixty years ago Peterzell used contemporary digital techniques to again capture that world in his own way from the misty water graced coastline itself to the manifestations of mankind s imprint on that timeless world of land sea and sky Lyle Peterzell American 1957 2012 Inner Harbor n d digital inkjet print on paper Lent by the artist Lyle Peterzell was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and was a professional photographer for more than twenty five years He worked in Los Angeles Nashville and Washington D C before he returned home to live and work on the Gulf Coast His images of the landscape and natural environment there parallel the art of

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/along-shore-mississippi-gulf-coast-photography-lyle-peterzell/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Divining Nature: Watercolors and Ceramics by Walter Inglis Anderson –
    Exhibitions Divining Nature Watercolors and Ceramics by Walter Inglis Anderson June 23 through September 02 2012 Born in New Orleans in 1903 Walter Anderson attended boarding school in New York and spent childhood summers with his family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast He studied art in New York at Parsons Institute and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1929 While working as a designer at his family s pottery business in Ocean Springs Mississippi he became obsessed with depicting the flora and fauna of the coastal region After 1947 Anderson lived in a small cottage in Ocean Springs and began to make frequent trips in a small skiff to Horn Island part of the barrier reef along the Mississippi Gulf Coast There he camped slept under his boat existed on minimal food resources and over a period of eighteen years made thousands of watercolors of the innumerable resident birds mammals insects and reptiles as well the various flora and fauna This exhibition of a selection of Anderson s compelling watercolors is from the collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson Mississippi The installation also featured a group of ceramic pieces designed by Anderson for his family s pottery The ceramics are from the collection of the Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs Mississippi Walter Inglis Anderson 1903 1965 Frog date unknown watercolor on paper Collection of Mississippi Museum of Art Jackson Purchase 1967 016 Born in New Orleans in 1903 Walter Anderson attended boarding school in New York and spent childhood summers with his family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast He studied art in New York at Parsons Institute and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1929 While working as a designer at his family s Share More Facebook Twitter

    Original URL path: http://mmfa.org/exhibitions/divining-nature-watercolors-ceramics-walter-inglis-anderson/ (2016-02-14)
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