Aug 8

Artists who think BIG featured at our gallery’s newest exhibit

Hallway view of the 'Go Big or Go Home' art exhibit at the Arts Huntsville gallery.Visitors to the Von Braun Center (VBC) will notice something big at the Arts Huntsville Gallery between the VBC Playhouse and Concert Hall. This exhibit, Go Big or Go Home features the work of current or former local artists that produce larger format works. Each submission to the exhibit is at least forty-eight inches in one dimension, with the largest measuring ninety-six by seventy-two inches.

 “Working at this scale presents unique challenges, but also delivers unique impact” said Arts Huntsville Public Art Program Manager and exhibit curator Jennifer Johnson. “With an increasing number of larger works and murals being commissioned in Huntsville, we were inspired to bring some of that impact into the halls of our gallery.”

Due to the artwork being large, each participating artist was invited to submit a single piece, though some submissions are comprised of multiple panels. Fifteen artists in total have artwork in the exhibit:

Raven Armstead, Robert Bean, Tiril Benton, Rossina Boyer, Amy Hofstetter, Trevor Hughes, Jahni Moore, David Nuttall, Denise Onwere, Yuri Ozaki, Asé Selah, Logan Tanner, Jamal ‘FRESKO’ Turner, Mike Williams, and Leslie Wood.

“Choosing a large-size artwork theme for this art exhibit allows artists to express their ideas on a more expansive scale,” said Arts Huntsville Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken. “Through the grandness of these artworks, we aim to evoke a sense of awe and wonder in our visitors.”

 The exhibit will be on display through November 30th and features a variety of media including oil, acrylic, pastels, pen, and even coffee!

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