Selected Community Events
Barbara Mann: Transformation & Evolution
Wiregrass Museum of Art and Conference Center
Barbara Mann has had over 35 years’ experience as a metal and jewelry artist. Her work represents highly rendered visions of movement within nature. Of her work, Mann says, “The objects that I make tell a story, relate a concept or record an observation. The subjects that interest me seem to remain constant: nature, science theories and discoveries, the beauty of form, materials and detail. The visual and physical elements in the immediate environment are starting points. The process of making an object is pure pleasure. I strive for excellent craftsmanship and the ability to distill a discovery of seeing or perceiving.”
She graduated from the University of Georgia with BFA and MFA degrees and has taught for many years as an adjunct instructor at UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art. She has also taught with the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy and in Costa Rica; through the UGA continuing Education program; and with Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. In addition, she has conducted numerous workshops throughout the Southeast.
Mann’s work is in many collections including The Mint Museum of Art, The Georgia Museum of Art, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and The Committee for the Olympic Development of Atlanta, and Nations Bank. Barbara is currently president of the Athens Metal Arts Guild.
Mann will also be hosting a Cuttlefish Casting Workshop on Saturday, October 17, 10am – 4pm. For more information on the casting worshop, click on this link to our website: http://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/cuttlefish-casting-workshop-with-metal-artist-barbara-mann/
Lara Kosolapoff-Wright, (334)-794-3871
Real-Lives: Observations and Reflections by Dale Kennington
Jul 17, 2015 July 17th thru September 26th
Wiregrass Museum of Art
'Real Lives : Observations and Reflections by Dale Kennington' opens to the public July 17th and runs through September 26th. Organized by The Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando, this traveling exhibition presents Ms. Kennington's masterful grasp of the post-modern aesthetic through her paintings depicting scenes of everyday life. Sponsored by Mike Schmitz and family with generous support from the Friends of Dale Kennington.
Call 334.794.3871 or www.wiregrassmuseum.org