The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum in downtown Quincy (13 N. Madison Street) will be hosting the opening of its historic 30th Art in Gadsden Regional Exhibition of Fine Art at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 13.
This year’s exhibition celebrates three decades of promoting creative work from our region, with the presentation of 88 pieces of art by 67 artists from a total of 237 original submissions. Art in Gadsden continues to attract artists and art lovers into Quincy, a key part of the city’s growing art scene.
“Art in Gadsden is part of Gadsden County history now,” said Gadsden Arts curator Angie Barry. “Thirty years of exhibitions featuring local and regional artists is quite an accomplishment and a reflection on this community’s love of art and culture.”
This year’s exhibition promises to be diverse, with a rich collection of varied artworks to await audiences. Highlights from this year’s selections include Beth Appleton’s watercolor cut paper “Purple Rain: Tribute;” Eluster Richardson’s panoramic painting “Carrabelle;” and Gigi Gaulin’s steel sculpture “Emergence.”
As with every year, one artwork was selected to be used in a commemorative poster that will be available for purchase in the museum shop with the opening of the exhibition. This year’s honor goes to Eric Sapronetti and his painting, “Train to Blountstown” (see above).
To celebrate this 30th anniversary, the museum will also offer note card sets featuring 30 years of Art in Gadsden poster designs in the Fletcher Museum Shop. The exhibition will remain on view through September 8.
For more information about the exhibition, including hours and admittance fees, visit www.gadsdenarts.org or call (850) 875-4866.
COVER PHOTO: Eric Sapronetti’s 2017 acryclic painting, “Train to Blountstown.” This painting is one of 88 pieces of art to be featured in the Gadsden Art Musuem’s 30th Art in Gadsden Exhibition, which opens Friday, July 13.
By Grace Robinson, executive director, Gadsden Arts Museum