Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles
Through April 27, 2014 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Among the most recognized women artists in the West, this Texas native is known for her joyful, whimsical imagery of cowgirl heroines and their animal counterparts. These iconic figures, seen in more than 30 of the artist’s mixed media works, inhabit a realm between history and mythology, conveying timeless tales from frontiers of long ago, in a contemporary context. For more information on the Taking the Reins! exhibit, click here.
©Donna Howell-Sickles, Not Without Its Ups and Downs, 2001, mixed media, 59.5 x 39.5”
Bartow County and Cartersville City Schools Elementary Art Exhibit
Through May 11, 2014 – Borderlands Gallery
The artwork in this exhibit is the product of students from elementary schools in the local Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems. Throughout the school year, art teachers in each of the elementary schools expose their students to a wide variety of art mediums. For this exhibit, each art teacher has selected a number of pieces that are representative of the work of their school art programs.
©Thomas Peters, Landscape, 2013, tissue paper collage, Cartersville Primary School
Art and the Animal
May 3, 2014 – September 7, 2014 – Special Exhibition Gallery
The Society of Animal Artists, an association of animal and wildlife artists founded in 1960, annually hosts a juried competition for its members. The selected works, typically comprised of about 45 flatworks and 15 sculptures, then travel to museums around the country. The Booth will welcome the 2014 show, featuring creatures from around the world by today’s best animal painters and sculptors. For more information on the Art and the Animal exhibition, click here.
A Complex Frontier: Selected Works by Bernard Williams
May 15, 2014 – October 5, 2014 - Temporary Exhibition Gallery
This exhibition examines the historic role of African Americans on our nation’s expanding frontier. In this body of work, Williams addresses complex social interactions that occurred between Black, European, Hispanic and Native Americans, particularly in the West. The icons and imagery used by the artist, rooted in the urban context of his native Chicago, reveal the layers of cultural heritage we share as Americans. Booth Museum is proud to partner with Africa Atlanta 2014, a city wide year-long celebration of cultural and economic bonds among African, European, and American cultures, on this exhibit. For more information on this exhibit and Africa Atlanta 2014, click here.
©Bernard Williams, Bass Reeves-Indian Territory, 1999, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72.5”
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