The Gadsden Museum of Art will have the following shows on display starting March 4th: “Mirror Muir: The Cumberland Mountains” in the main gallery, “Winter Light,” by Amy R Peterson in the Courtyard and Piano galleries, Red Earth Invocation.
There will be a reception held on March 4th, 2022.
Katie Hargrave and Meredith Lynn are artists and educators who work collaboratively to explore the historic, cultural, and environmental impacts of public land. Hargrave and Lynn met at the University of Iowa, where they both earned MFAs.
Mirror Muir: The Cumberland Mountains, explores 19th century American environmental writer John Muir and his continued legacy in the Southeast.
Included in the exhibition are new sculptures, videos, and collages made with imagery the artists captured during a visit to the John Muir Trail in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.
Amy R. Peterson is an artist and art teacher, a lover of art, music, animals, nature, architecture, antiques, outdoors, travel, and people. Her artwork has been featured in regional and national exhibitions by the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America.
She is represented by Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham, AL, and Crown Gallery in Blowing Rock, NC. She is known for her impressionistic Birmingham city scenes and historic interiors; plein air and still life work.
While she worked other jobs pursuing art in between, she used to fantasize about where an art career might take her life; now she smiles at where her life takes her art!
John Jahni Moore is a southern-born visual artist He is a graduate of Alabama A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design, an M.Ed. In Art, and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Moore has taught art professionally from kindergarten to the university level. He is the creator of numerous murals and public works from Chicago to Colombia, South America where he twice served as Art Ambassador.
Currently, he works out of his studio he calls C.H.U.R.C.H. in Huntsville, Alabama. Red Earth Invocation, a branch of the Southern Trees series, is inspired by his fascination and adoration of Alabama red clay and reverence for his ancestors.
His artwork operates as a sacrament on those pillars, to reconnect to the sanctity of life.
Sheri Schumacher is a textile designer-maker, based in Auburn, Alabama, and the Washington D.C. area. Her creative practice focuses on exploring narratives about cultural landscapes and recording a sense of place through observation and material investigation.
She works with a range of processes, including hand stitching and fabric manipulation. Sheri received an MFA in design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and is a professor emerita of design at Auburn University School of Architecture.