This past Thursday, WMA’s team welcomed artists and visitors from across the Southeast for the opening of two new exhibitions, B22: Wiregrass Biennial and Mary Ann Sampson: Puppets and Poetry at Art After Hours. Showcasing work from 38 artists in 7 states, the Biennial fills two of the museum’s galleries with sculpture, painting, drawing, multimedia, installation, and more, and many of the exhibiting artists were in attendance for the opening, traveling from Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida and Georgia.
Art After Hours always draws in a diverse crowd, and last night was no exception. A group of new hires from WMA corporate member AAA Cooper Transportation came together to hear about their company’s local impact, and explored exhibitions together for a fun outing to welcome them to the team. Young adults who work with the Wiregrass Boys & Girls Clubs – who had come earlier in the week while on tour with their organization – returned for an off-duty experience and enjoyed artmaking and learning about contemporary art directly from artists. Curators, gallerists, and directors from other Alabama arts organizations made the trip, too, experiencing all that WMA has to offer and even returned on Friday morning for a second visit.
Thanks to everyone who supported this event and welcomed visitors to the Wiregrass!
Come and see new exhibitions for yourself! B22: Wiregrass Biennial is on view until September 24, 2022.
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