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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Gadsden Museum of Art announces July exhibitions; charity auction

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The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting July 2: Mountain Thinking by Amanda Agricola in the Hallway space, and a Charity Auction for the American Heart Association, with remaining exhibits: Adventure of Discovery by Chloe Ward in the courtyard galleries, Christic Thread by Brad Norris located in the Leo Reynolds gallery, A Life of Art by Miriam McDonald located on the second floor gallery, and The March Quilts: 6 Years of Social Justice by Bib & Tucker Sew-Op will be on display in the main gallery on the first floor. 

A reception for Mountain Thinking will take place on July 2 during First Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Mountain Thinking is an exhibition revolving around environmental conservation with exhibiting works from artists Pat Potter, Allison McElroy, Elisabeth Pellathy, Amber Eve Anderson, Phaan Howng, James W. Long, Amanda Agricola, Ashley Kinder, Nancy Dahlstrom, Eva Wolfe, and more.

The Charity Auction for the American Heart Association began Monday, June 21. 100% of proceeds will go to the American Heart Association’s mission. Locally the AHA is teaching life saving skills of CPR, educating our hospitals on the most up to date methods of care and funding over $390k for blood pressure initiatives in underserved areas right here in Northeast AL. 

Bidding will be online, linked to the Gadsden Museum of Art’s website: gadsdenmuseum.com. The charity Auction will end on August 6.

Chloe Ward’s contemporary exhibition, Adventure of Discovery, is intended to “create conversations to rethink or question experiences that are available to us and how we push boundaries”, with strong references to physical adventures throughout the world and the inspiration Ward has taken from them. Her work is collection of a variety of mediums, including steel, bronze, wood, resin, fabrics, paint and more.

Brad Norris is a local artist from Gadsden, Alabama. His exhibition explores a deeper meaning behind religious symbols and iconography with vibrant colors and a variety of works including paintings, sculpture, and even a large interactive installation.

The Bib & Tucker Sew-Op is a nonprofit organization based in Birmingham, Alabama. Their ultimate mission is to, “to cultivate skills and community for those who sew or want to sew, where everyone can be both a teacher and a student.” Their exhibit, The March Quilts: 6 Years of Social Justice, focuses on a variety of societal issues with a multitude of contextual information.

These shows will be on display until July 30, and the museum is opened to the public Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with new hours on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The reception for these exhibits will be hosted during First Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 2.

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