Current Exhibitions

Eddy Mumma: Compelled to Create

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Open through July 11, 2020
Sara May Love Gallery

Compelled to Create presents spirit-infused work by “Mr. Eddy” Mumma, an individual who was driven to create hundreds of works of unique and powerful art. “Mr. Eddy,” a lonely shut-in due to complications from diabetes, painted hundreds of portraits and then refused to sell them, as they were his “companions.” A master of color and composition, Mumma’s highly stylized paintings vibrate with emotion.

This exhibition is curated from the GACM Permanent Collection, Historic Thomas Center Galleries, and private collections, made possible by gifts to the collection by Calynne and Lou Hill and Josh Feldstein. Learn more about the Gadsden Arts Permanent Collection here

Image: Eddy Mumma, untitled, 1969-1986, acrylic on Masonite, 10 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches, Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Permanent Collection, 2018.4.8

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Sharon Hester: Drawn from the Wild

Open through July 11, 2020
Zoe Golloway Gallery

Drawn from the Wild features wildlife and nature drawings by Sharon Hester, a trained biologist who enjoys drawing in her free time. Her hyper realistic, colored pencil and graphite drawings show a combination of objectivity and subjectivity - detail and accuracy interconnected with wonder and fascination, scientific inquiry mixed with beauty and mood. For Hester, artistic discovery is all about taking the time to truly see this world and making the effort to record it, whether it’s a close encounter with a beautiful animal, or a ray of sunlight that transforms the subject from mundane to amazing.

Rick Seguso Paintings

Open through July 4, 2020
Munroe Family Community Gallery

Rick Seguso is a poet, actor, musician, and painter from New York, who has resided primarily in Palm Beach County, Florida, for the last 30 years. He is inspired by the Old Masters and the Post-Impressionists and creates work to emotionally move the viewer and himself. Seguso prides himself in underpainting and glazing his work. This exhibition features his quiet, evocative landscapes featuring majestic trees and awe-inspiring nature scenes.

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild

Open through July 4, 2020
Bates Community Room

Enjoy the second of four 2020 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild, now numbering 65 members! On display is work by Wendy Adams, Ray Alban, Stephen Bennett, Deborah Bullock, Kathy Ferrell, Rob Lombardo, Janice "Ecinja" McCaskill, Sal Guastella, Hui Chiu McClure, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody, Frederick Sanguiliano, Chuck Stannard, and Tim White.

Recent Acquisitions:
Permanent Collection

February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Bates Permanent Collection Gallery

The 2020 Collection Exhibition, Recent Acquisitions, highlights some of the works donated to Gadsden Arts over the last couple of years, including work by Beth Appleton, Mose Tolliver, Dean Gioia, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Edgar Tolson, and Purvis Young. Thanks to the generosity of nine donors, the Collection grew substantially in 2019. Sixty works of art were accessioned, a record number, bringing the total collection up to 172 objects. A new artist was added to the Permanent Collection, a sculptor from Kentucky named Edgar Tolson, who like other Vernacular artists in the collection such as Mose Tolliver, took up wood carving full-time after an accident left him unable to work. 

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.