HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College announces its biennial sculptors’ exhibition “Rendezvous” on display through Aug. 31, 2018. The exhibit features the work of 12 acclaimed sculptors from across the region.
Included in the exhibit are Gokden Alpman Matthews, Walter Black, Everett Cox, Casey Downing Jr., Glenn Dasher, Howard King, Bruce Larsen, Dale Lewis, Ted Metz, Brad Morton, Nov Ontos and Duane Paxson.
The installations include a collection of small cast bronze pieces (Morton), an elaborate wall hanging consisting of dozens of pieces that together resemble a splatter pattern (Black), and an example of a ship’s figurehead made of driftwood (Larsen).
“I really enjoy seeing what the artists will bring in each time we hold this exhibition,” said Donny Wilson, director of The Evelyn Burrow Museum. “I’m always amazed at their creativity and talent, and I hope visitors from all over the state will take time to enjoy the show.”
Alpman and King are new to the exhibition. Alpman Matthews, of Huntsville, specializes in ceramic sculptures and mosaics that draw from her Turkish heritage and from Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, which is a city that is at the intersection of Europe and Asia, with Europe on one side of the Bosphorus and Asia on the other. Istanbul also represents an intersection of religions. The origin of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church and now majority Muslim, its complex history is represented in the Hagia Sofia, and in much of Alpman Matthews’ work. King, of Cullman, is a wood artisan, and his work on displays includes wood turned vases, platters, bowls and more.
Black, Cox, Downing, Dasher, Larsen, Lewis, Morto, Ontos and Paxson are all returning artists.
“Rendezvous” is free and open to the public.
Looking ahead: The museum will welcome the artist Daniel Moore this fall. An exhibition of his work will open Sept. 11 – just in time for football season – and continue through Nov. 2.
The Evelyn Burrow Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about the museum, visit www.burrowmuseum.org or call 256.352.8457.