Recently, I went with my mom to the Mobile Museum of Art to view their current exhibitions. My mom has a watercolor painting included in the "Shared Expressions 2013" exhibit. This show includes:
The broad spectrum of creative talent in the Mobile area including: the Azalea City Quilters Guild, the Watercolor & Graphics Arts Society of Mobile, the Shibui Chapter of the Sumi-é Society of America, Mobile Art Association, Camera South, Coastal Clay Collective and the Azalea City Woodturners. As such, the exhibit highlights exceptional works in fine quilting, photography, watercolor and graphic and three dimensional arts.
It was very eye opening to see the variety of creativity that lies here in our Mobile Area. Here is my mother's piece that is included under the Mobile Art Association. This exhibit runs through September 1st, so hurry by if you are interested in seeing it.
"Farmer's Market" by Suzanne H. Fox, Watercolor on Paper.
Another current exhibit that fascinated me was "The Silent Cities of Peru: Archaeological Photography by Fernando La Rosa".
Fernando La Rosa has been making photographs of the ancient sites of Perú over a period of 35 years, particularly Cerro Sechin, Chavin de Huantar and Machu Picchu. Of these, Sechin is the oldest, having been built and abandoned over 3,000 years ago. Over the years he has been granted unusual access to the sites, allowing him to record events such as sunlight penetrating temple rooms at dawn, aspects of great importance to the original builders.
So, not only were the black and white photographs stunning, but the story behind each (printed on a card next to every piece) was very interesting. Glimpsing the architecture and culture of an ancient people will blow your mind! This exhibit runs through October 27th.
There are many other things to see at MOMA - and the best news yet? Thursdays in August, MOMA offers FREE ADMISSION! Depending on the date, they offer kids activities, live demos and refreshments each Thursday night. Also recently unveiled, a new and improved gift shop and gallery area. It's a great way to appreciate art and beat the heat this month.
Here's the link to their website for more information: http://www.mobilemuseumofart.com/
If you go visit, drop me a line and let me know what you think! firstname.lastname@example.org.
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