CURRENT EXHIBITS

   ART WALK UPDATE:   JULY 2, 2021 @ 6-8pm. Visit our Facebook for more info!

Thank you to our June 2021 First Friday Sponsor: La-Z-Boy of the Gulf Coast

 

Art Center galleries are currently open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. If you are interested in purchasing a piece from our online galleries, please contact Marketing Director, Adrienne Clow at adrienne@esartcenter.org.

MAY-JUNE 2021

Works by Billie Bourgeois
May 7-June 26, 2021

 

Bourgeois was born in New Orleans, Louisiana during WWII., the oldest of six children, each of whom are musicians or artists. Growing up with stifling humidity, rich cuisine, and a strong experience of family created the unique environment for nurturing creative fluency. Her spiritual upbringing planted within her a sense of the sacred and mystical and provided fertile ground for an already natural instinct for art.

 

For Bourgeois there must be a relationship between form and content. Relying heavily on the intuitive process, spontaneous mark making is her primary impulse to initiating imagery and composition. She is always concerned with the formal aspects of art, however her goal is response to the subject instead of pure representation. She begins her painting with gestural marks and a limited palette. Bourgeois is at ease with a variety of mediums, but drawing ‘with paint’ is her natural language from which her painting ideas spring. “I had to trick myself into painting by telling myself that I was just drawing with a paintbrush.

http://www.billiebourgeois.com

The Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society of Mobile
May 7-June 26, 2021

 

As a non-profit organization, the object of The Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society is to create, through education, more interest in the media of watercolor and graphic arts, and to promote finer watercolor and graphic arts exhibitions by Alabama artists.

http://www.wgasmobile.com

NALL Collection of Alabama Art

Featuring works by Mose Tolliver & Jimmie Lee Sudduth

June 4-August 28, 2021

 

Exhibiting work is now part of the NALL Collection of Alabama Art at ESAC. All pieces are for sale to benefit the Eastern Shore Art Center and Alabama Artists.

Mose Tolliver

 

Born in 1920 on Rittenour farm in Montgomery, AL as the son of a sharecropper, “Outsider Artist”, Mose T, discovered his passion for painting after an injury left him depressed and immobile. Using “pure paint” (house paint), Mose T worked on any available surface, from scrap wood to metal trays to throwaway chairs and discarded fence. “I love to paint. I paint what I feel like painting” he was known to say. From bizarre interpretations of animals to humorous portraits, Mose T’s creativity is evident throughout his prolific body of work. Mose T painted until a stroke in the Fall of 2005. His work can be admired in museums throughout the world and he continues to be celebrated for his creative accomplishments.

Jimmie Lee Sudduth

 

At the age of 3, Jimmie Lee Sudduth painted his first work of art on a tree stump with mud and honey. Encouraged by his mother, he continued to finger paint with pigments sourced from wild berries, grasses, red clay, mud-earth, and “sweet water”.  In 1972, he had his first public at the Fayette Art Museum. Sudduth was selected as one of two artists to represent Alabama and traveled to the Smithsonian Institution for the Bicentennial Festival of American Folk life in 1976. By the railroad tracks alongside his dog Toto, Jimmie Lee would continue to paint the world he watched until he died at the age of 97. His needs were simple… he was always happy as long as he had a fresh pair of overalls, something to paint on, and a harmonica in the key of F.

Members’ Sales Gallery

May 7-June 25, 2021

 

This exhibit offers ESAC members at artist level or above the opportunity to display and sell their work at the Eastern Shore Art Center. Each member may submit one piece and if sold can bring in a replacement. This gallery changes out every other month.

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