The Roger D. Malkin Gallery hosts six to eight exhibitions per year featuring local, regional, and national artists. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. , Saturday by appointment (Please call the GAC office 662.332.2246 during M-F 9a.m. – 5p.m. to schedule an appointment). We are often available at additional times and are happy to schedule other viewings by appointment.
Exhibit Schedule for 2012
Daughters of the Delta
January 13 – February 17
The Greenville Arts Council will begin our gallery calendar with an event that features three Greenville natives; Katie Byrd, Elizabeth Barenis, and Shelby Nunnery. Though all three women are from the Greenville area, their use of mediums is very unique. Artwork will be available for purchase.
February 24 – April 13
Last year we traveled around the world through the camera lens, this year we are featuring our home. A variety of local artists will share their mediums and how Delta landscapes have inspired their work. Artwork will be available for purchase.
2nd Annual Student Exhibit
April 12 – May 11
Join us for the opening reception of the Annual Student Art Exhibit. Artwork will fill the halls of Bass and awards will be given. All area schools are invited to participate in our annual student exhibit. Deadline for entry of work is March 29, 2012. Contact the Angela Eustache via email or at 662.332.2246 for more information.
Make Art not War
April 20 – June 8
Prepare yourself to have fun! This exhibit allows Kim to be free and unhindered by artistic traditions, stigmas or mediums. For 27 years, Kim Guthrie created murals for clients with specific tastes and requirements. While those opportunities made it possible for her to make a living as an artist, she was hindered somewhat creatively. So now, look out, it’s all about experimentation and freedom! This exhibit it filled with a variety of installations, mixed media pieces, and paintings. Artwork will be available for purchase.
Delta Collects: Seymour Weiss
June 15 – July 20
The Greenville Arts Council will host its Biennial Delta Collects Exhibit; this exhibit will feature the works from the late Seymour Weiss private collection. A great community advocate for the arts and founder of the Greenville Arts Council, Seymour Weiss acquired a diverse collection that will be featured in an individual exhibit during the summer of 2012. The new addition to the Roger D. Malkin Gallery will also be opened during the opening of this exhibit. This addition will be the new home to the Greenville Arts Council’s permanent art collection.
The Art of W. Earl Robinson
July 27 – August 31
Willie Earl Robinson, was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, but grew up in Jonestown, Mississippi. He is a remarkable artist with uncanny ability, and his work has attracted collectors from all across the country. He paints the scenes he continues to witness in rural Mississippi, capturing the beauty of rural communities. Recently, he has shifted from rural landscapes to lush tropical forests to oceanscapes. Artwork will be available for purchase.
Give my Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues
September 7 – October 26
In celebration of Blues week and in partnership with the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Miss., the Greenville Arts Council will host the traveling exhibit that features the photographs of William Ferris. In the 1960s and 1970s, William Ferris photographed Mississippi musicians including preachers and blues performers. This exhibition features at least 30 of the photographs that illustrate Ferris’s book Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues (University of North Carolina Press, 2009), a DVD of Ferris’s footage of the musicians, and a CD of his recordings. The musicians range from church singers from near Vicksburg to Parchman Penitentiary work singers to blues singers B.B. King, “Son Ford” Thomas, and Willie Dixon.
11th Annual Delta Artists Association Member Exhibit
November 2 – December 28
The Mississippi Delta is an area that is full of rich artistic talent. In 2000, a group of dedicated visual artists created the Delta Artists Association. In the last 11 years, the DAA has expanded to include more than 90 artists and the GAC host an annual juried exhibit of their work each fall. Artwork will be available for purchase. www.deltaartistsassociation.com
Interested in sponsoring an Exhibit?
The Greenville Arts Council is currently looking for Exhibit sponsors for 2012. If you are interested please contact MacKenzie Stroh at 662.332.2246 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors receive recognition on 750 postcards created to announce the exhibition and sent to our extensive mailing list, in all publicity including weekly emails and area publications, and on signage in the Roger D. Malkin Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.