HANCEVILLE — The final days of the Regional Sculptors Invitational Exhibit at The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College are winding down. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will continue until Sept. 30.
“This has been one of the most well-attended special exhibits at the museum,” said director Donny Wilson. “Visitors from around the region have traveled here to Hanceville to take advantage of the opportunity to see some amazing artwork.”
There are 17 sculptors participating in the exhibit, with most showing three pieces of artwork. Artists in the exhibit include:
- Everett Cox of Huntsville
- Glenn Dasher of Hunstville
- Casey Downing Jr., of Mobile
- Jude Johnston (NovOntus) of Cullman
- Dale Lewis of Oneonta
- Christopher McNulty of Opelika
- Branko Medenica of Birmingham
- Ted Metz of Montevallo
- Scott Meyer of Montevallo
- Larry Millard of Athens, Ga.
- Brad Morton of Birmingham
- Nall of Alabama
- Robin Snyder of Birmingham
- Lee Somers of Montevallo
- Ted Whisenhunt of Young Harris, Ga., formerly of Birmingham
- Emily Williams of Columbus, Ga.
- Rachel Wright of Mobile
The artwork on display ranges from the abstract to the figurative, from the delicate to the bold, and is created in a variety if mediums, including bronze, glass, wood and other materials.
“An interesting side note to the exhibit is how some of the college programs have used it in their studies,” Wilson said. “Diagnostic medical sonography students were sent on a scavenger hunt in the museum to test their observation skills, finding certain objects in the artwork from a list provided by their instructor. English students toured the exhibit in preparation for a writing assignment.”
The exhibit has been a draw to the area, with groups visiting the college and then spending more time in Hanceville and Cullman while they are in the area.
“We are truly fortunate and honored to be able to host these esteemed works of art from artists from across the region,” said Cecelia Smith, tourism director for the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. “Each work of art tells a story and offers a unique perspective from the artist. We are so pleased to have this incredible exhibit and are proud to offer this level of art to our citizens and visitors.”
As always, admission to the museum is free. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 256.352.8457 or visit www.burrowmseum.org.