Made in Alabama

APRIL 22ND – JUNE 25TH

Made in Alabama explores the work of eight Alabama artists – Butch AnthonyKatie BaldwinDoug BaulosCal Breed,Natalie ChaninFrédéric LecutMiriam Norris Omura, and Debra Riffe – who use innovative techniques while experimenting with printmaking, mosaic, painting, glasswork, and embroidery.

 

Throughout 2016, the Alabama Tourism Department is honoring the artists, craftspeople, musicians, writers, designers, brewers, winemakers and food producers who make the state special. The artworks included in this exhibition celebrate this statewide initiative to showcase Alabama’s best artists and artisans, and further emphasis the museum’s commitment to exhibiting Alabama art.

 

Through the artists’ original works, Made in Alabama deals with the subjects of time, history, memory, and nature, motivated by a need to preserve personal and culturally relevant stories. Each piece explores the intricate processes of the artists’ chosen mediums, focusing on the actual “doing” of artistic creation. The exhibition explores the lines between fine art and craft, connecting viewers to Alabama’s rich cultural offerings.

 

This exhibition was organized by the Wiregrass Museum of Art with support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.