ABUNDANT ART AT MARNEE'S STUDIO
On November 11, 2017, Marnée’s Studio will hold a public reception for our first juried group art exhibition, “Cornucopia: artistically abundant”. The show, curated by Marnée Edwards, will showcase the work of 17 local artists all connected by a common theme relating to abundance. Both 2D and 3D art were accepted and all entries were judged based on artistic excellence by two local jurors: Cat Pope and Lucy Gafford. We will also be collecting food for Feeding the Gulf Coast and ask that each attendee bring 2 canned goods. Donating guests will be entered for a chance to win an awesome gift basket!
HARVEST HORN TO ARTIST HORN
I’ve always been intrigued with the unusually shaped receptacles, known as cornucopias, commonly seen throughout American society during the harvest season. Cornucopia actually means “horn of plenty” and was originally derived from a Greek myth involving a broken animal horn that spilled forth an abundance of riches.The history of the cornucopia combined with it’s interesting and aesthetically pleasing form, inspired me to coordinate this art show. I encouraged local artists to submit work that artistically communicated abundance (either symbolized by traditional cornucopia forms or representations of their spiritual abundance). The outcome was indeed artistically abundant!
Marnée’s Studio believes in the power of art to engage, unite and inspire a community. Juried group exhibitions can be the perfect vehicle for engagement and motivation, especially when the theme is unique and open to interpretation.
ABOUT THE JUDGES
Cat Pope is a full -time artist based in Mobile, AL. Cat received her B.A. in Studio Art from Judson College in 2011, and has since won numerous awards fro her works in oil. Her paintings have been collected privately throughout the United States. Cat also teaches regularly at the community art level, namely with Mobile Museum of Art and the Eastern Shore Art Center.
Lucy Gafford is the current Program Director at the Mobile Arts Council. She double majored in Painting and Sculpture at University of South Alabama and has won awards in several group shows, painted two of the Oyster Trail statues, and has worked on several murals around Mobile. She’s also gained quite a following with her eclectic Shower Hair Masterpieces, which even lead to her appearing in a full spread of Ripley’s Believe it or Not annual publication!
The art exhibition will open with a public reception on November 11, 2017, 7-9pm. Marnée’s Studio partnered with Feeding the Gulf Coast to use the event as an opportunity to collect food for the less abundant in the Mobile, Alabama community. We’re encouraging guests to bring 2 non-perishables per person to the opening. Donating guests will be entered to win an awesome gift basket!
We hope you can make it out to the reception to view the collection, celebrate the artists, enjoy free cocktails and appetizers, and be privy to exclusive offers that will give you a golden start on your holiday shopping!