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Embracing Art

By • Jan 23rd, 2017 • Category: Current Exhibit

Embracing Art: A Coming Together of Amateur and Professional Artists March 14-April 22, 2017 This exhibit was the inaugural exhibition at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in 2003. The annual show now commemorates the Carnegie Visual Arts Center as a place of art for all people, and celebrates the creative spirit of Decatur, Alabama. Presented for […]

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The Refuge of Our Backyard

By • Nov 28th, 2016 • Category: Current Exhibit

Five Guys and the Nature of Art-November 29, 2016-January 15, 2017–A new exhibit focused on five local artists’ interpretation of nature will open at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center on Tuesday, November 29th. This exhibit showcases the painting of Gary Anderson, the mixed media pieces of Robert Belcher, the sculptures of Dennis Brickell, the pottery of […]

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Homegrown Heritage

By • Aug 15th, 2016 • Category: Current Exhibit

October 1 – November 19, 2016 —  An exhibit celebrating all the cultivators, makers and traditional craftsmen in Alabama featuring photography by Ashley Vaughn at White Rabbit Studios, handcrafted furniture by Wood Studio’s Randy Cochran and sons, Keith and Dylan Cochran and Barns & Mills, and the beautiful custom tableware from Tena Payne of Earthborn Pottery. This […]

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Embracing Art: A Coming Together of Area Amateur & Professional Artists

By • Jul 13th, 2016 • Category: Current Exhibit

August 16 – September 24, 2016 — Embracing Art : A Coming Together of Area Amateur & Professional Artists was the inaugural exhibition at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in 2003. The 14th annual show now commemorates the opening of the Carnegie Visual Arts Center as a place of art for all people, and celebrates […]

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Alabama in the Making

By • Sep 30th, 2015 • Category: Current Exhibit

October 1 – November 7, 2015 — Alabama in the Making: Traditional Arts of People and Place is a traveling exhibit curated and commissioned by the Alabama Folklife Association (AFA), as a way to present AFA research collections from the Smithsonian Project and Alabama Community Scholars Institutes 2004, 2006, and 2008.  The collections are photographs, audio interviews, […]

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Embracing Arts: A Coming Together of Area Amateur & Professional Artists

By • Jul 31st, 2015 • Category: Current Exhibit

August 11 – September 19, 2015 — Embracing Art : A Coming Together of Area Amateur & Professional Artists was the inaugural exhibition at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in 2003. The annual show now commemorates the opening of the Carnegie Visual Arts Center as a place of art for all people, and celebrates the […]

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Hayes + Sharp: Old Decatur

By • Jun 18th, 2015 • Category: Current Exhibit

June 23 – August 1, 2015 – Decatur artists, Chandler Hayes and J. Sharp, present a show of paintings, multi-media pieces, and installations. Hayes + Sharp: Old Decatur features 34 works of urban, modern, and spontaneous art.  Both artists are artistically influenced by sustainability principles and practices, and community support and involvement. Chandler Hayes A Decatur native, Chandler […]

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Nungester and Wolfe: A Legacy of Art

By • Apr 30th, 2015 • Category: Current Exhibit

On exhibit May 5 – June 13, 2015 In the 1920s, two sisters, Frances and Mildred Nungester, grew up in a house two doors down from the Carnegie Library on Church Street. Frances had a talent for teaching and became a regionally renowned educator. Mildred became a teacher also, but her true passion was creating art. Nungester and Wolfe: A Legacy of Art […]

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Changing Vistas of the Tennessee Valley

By • Mar 10th, 2015 • Category: Current Exhibit

March 17 – April 25, 2015 – In the 1930s, the Tennessee Valley changed for the better in landscape and lifestyle. The vistas continue to change but still maintain a beautiful balance of natural resources, productiveness, and ingenuity as shown in art by The Committee. The Committee artists include Shirley C. Barnes, Heike Covell, Mary Ellen Davidson, Sallie […]

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Alabama Revisited: Recent Photographs of Alabama’s Past

By • Nov 5th, 2014 • Category: Current Exhibit

January 20 – March 10, 2015 – In January 2014 Decatur native and photographer, Tillman Crane lead a group of photography enthusiasts through visual treasure troves of North Alabama. From industrial Birmingham to the backwaters of the Tennessee River, these photographers found beauty in the still, the rusted, and the silent shadows of Alabama’s past. […]

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