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2022-23 Exhibition Schedule
Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection
This exhibition showcases contemporary work from the museum’s permanent collection. Highlights include photographs by Bud Lee and Chris Aluka Berry, paintings by Eric Oswald Eatwell and R.C. Gorman, folk art by Howard Finster and Kenneth Woodall, and ceramic work by Ron Myers.
- June 9 – August 18
- Reception: Thursday, August 18, 5-7 p.m.
Art Rosenbaum is an acclaimed artist, folklorist, and teacher. Active from the 1960s to the present, he is best known for his expressive figurative paintings. He was named the first Wheatley Professor in Fine Arts Emeritus at the University of Georgia and is a recipient of the Governor of Georgia’s Award in the Humanities. Rosenbaum’s work is part of many prominent private and public collections, including the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Georgia Museum of Art.
- September 1 – October 13
- Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5-7 p.m.
Artist Joni Mabe is creator of the Everything Elvis Museum at the Loudermilk
Boarding House in Cornelia, Georgia. Her multimedia paintings, assemblage
sculptures, and books have been displayed throughout the nation, including at the
Center for Book Arts (New York), The Ernie Wolfe Gallery (Los Angeles), and the
Honolulu Academy of Arts (Hawaii). She was selected for the 2019 Atlanta Biennial at
Atlanta Contemporary and is part of the permanent collection at Georgia’s Museum
of Contemporary Art. Her awards include a Ford Foundation grant in 2018.
- October 27 – November 29
- Reception: Thursday, October 27, 5-7 p.m.
Miles Cleveland Goodwin
Georgia-based painter and sculptor Miles Cleveland Goodwin works in an expressive,
dreamlike style rooted in his interest in nature and the everyday. Goodwin was born in
Biloxi, Mississippi, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. His work is part of many private collections. He is represented by the Linda Matney Gallery (Williamsburg, Virginia) and Valley House Gallery (Dallas, Texas).
- January 12 – February 9
- Reception: Thursday, January 12, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibition will feature recently restored works of art painted by Louise Mellichamp in the 1920s. Mellichamp’s style combines classical training with American Impressionist sensibilities. She studied under Constance Jenkins Macky, a prominent painter in San Francisco. Selections will include figurative and landscape paintings.
- February 23 – March 23
- Reception: Thursday, February 23, 5-7 p.m.