AMoA Events July 2014


Dorothea Lange’s America
Exhibition Dates: June 6–August 23, 2014
Intimate photographs of people and land by Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) captured pride and resilience in the face of suffering during the Depression-era through the postwar period. Her work raised awareness and brought federal relief to struggling Americans, and influenced documentary photography by highlighting the camera as an instrument for social change. The exhibition will feature 30 black and white photographs depicting Lange’s personal documentation of Depression-era American life and post-WWII America. All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, and was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Through the Eyes of Sarah Albritton
Exhibition Dates: June 6–August 23, 2014
Ruston, Louisiana artist Sarah Albritton paints reconstructed emotional memories using both real and imagined elements. Most of her works are situated in a bird’s-eye view of the rural, north Louisiana landscape, confronting the past with blunt reality. Growing up as an African American in north Louisiana during the 1930s and 1940s, Albritton has expressed her experiences through various creative pursuits as a self-trained visual artist, writer, poet, cook, storyteller, and restaurant owner known for her yard art and holiday decorations.

Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends
Exhibition Dates: June 6–August 23, 2014
Inspired by the creative resources within our own community, this exhibition will feature art faculty from universities in our region as well as selected works from regional organizations that gather artists working throughout Central Louisiana to share ideas, information, and inspiration. This annual exhibition opens a new path for partnership, experimentation, and exchange among arts professors, students, and arts guilds while showcasing some of the best contemporary work in our region.

The Multi-Dimensional Muse: A Photography and Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition Opening
Exhibition Dates: June 20 – August 23, 2014
The Muse, AMoA’s club for teen and young adults age 14 – 21,  combines ceramic sculpture and photography for this celebration of youth art.


Yoga in the Gallery, Every Tuesday, 5:30pm, Free
Yoga is offered free of charge every Tuesday at Alexandria Museum of Art, thanks to a grant from the Rapides Foundation. Yoga instructor, b. Hedrick is an ascetic Taoist yogi with fourteen years of yoga practice. Yoga Tao is for all experience levels, incorporating spirit-mind-body techniques.

Spanish Language Tour of Exhibitions (Tour de exposición en el museo de arte en español)
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 1-2pm (5 julio, 13:00-14:00)

Spanish Language Art Talk
A little bit of fine art in Spanish… (¡Platicame de bellas artes en espanol!)
Saturday, July 5, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm (5 julio, 14:00-15:30):
Featured Artist: Remedios Varo (Mexico/Spain)?FREE! ¡GRATIS!?Have fun talking in Spanish and learning about the art of Spanish-speaking cultures. Conversation, cultural exchange, and fun! Facilitated by Carlos Villaseñor Anaya (bilingual), International Consultant and expert in Cultural Development and Cultural Policy.
Diviértete hablando en español y aprendendiendi sobre artes visuales de artistas surgidos en las culturas que hablan español. ¡Conversación, intercambio cultural y diversión! Impartido por Carlos Villaseñor Anaya (bilingüe), Consultor internacional y experto en el desarrollo cultural y políticas culturales.

Summer Art Camp: Impressionable Impressions with Anne Reid
Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11
9am- Noon (ages 6-9); 1-4pm (ages 10 and up)
Various techniques will be used to create inventive printmaking impressions. Various items include foam core, matt board, linoleum, things from nature and other objects. Cost: $75 per member child; $100 per non-member child. Advanced registration required.

Second Saturday Market
Saturday, July 12, 2014,  10am-2pm
FREE admission EVERY Second Saturday!
Admission is FREE to AMoA every Second Saturday with arts activities for kids, live music, exhibition tours, local produce, and original local art.  There’s always something new to explore.
All one-of-a-kind works of art sold in the downtown Cultural Arts District are tax-free. Support local artists, farmers, and gardeners at this fun community event!
·         10:30am-12:30pm: LIVE MUSIC
·         COMMUNITY TABLE: Home gardeners and local growers sell their extra produce at the Community Table during the Second Saturday Market.
·         INTERACTIVE ART ACTIVITIES: Second Saturday Market each month includes different arts activities for all ages. Kids and families enjoy exploring the Museum’s exhibitions, creating art projects together, and discovering their creativity with “Experimentation Stations” designed to let participants get hands-on with different art techniques.
·         HOMEMADE SPECIALTY PRODUCTS: Homemade cakes and cookies, fruit jam and jellies, honey and honeycomb products for sale by local vendors featuring locally-sourced ingredients.
·         ARTIST VENDORS: One-of-a-kind works of art sold in the downtown Cultural Arts District are tax-free! Artists interested in displaying and selling their work, please contact the Museum to sign up as a vendor.
·         VENDORS REGISTRATION: Interested vendors please contact Jenny Gallent for more information or to register: 318-443-3458 or
·         AMOA GIFT SHOP: Visit the Museum Gift Shop, which features original fine art and fine crafts by local and regional artists.

The Muse: Watercolor Workshop with Anne Reid
Saturday, July 12- 3:30-5:30 pm
Artist Anne Reid will teach participants various watercolor techniques.

Summer Art Camp: Think Like a Master with Nancy Noles
Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18
9 am – Noon (ages 6-9); 1-4pm (ages 10 and up)
Campers will experience art through the processes and practices of artists throughout history. They will have a blast using a variety of mediums and techniques while learning about the Masters, both old and new. Cost: $75 per member child; $100 per non-member child. Advanced registration required.

Acoustic Concert Series
Thursday, July 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Free for AMoA Members, $4 for non-members
Guest Musician:  TBA
Live music, food, and fun! Join us on third Thursdays for the Alexandria Museum of Art’s most popular recurring social event. Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music hosted by John Wakefield, and snack on tasty food and drink every third Thursday at AMoA.  Admission: Free for AMoA Members; $4 for non-members

Family Art Class: Memory Murals with Sarah Albritton
Saturday, July 19, 1-3pm
Participants will discover the memory paintings of Sarah Albritton and create their own murals based on memories and dreams. Bring the whole family or just your kid at heart and enjoy this wonderful art experience. Cost: Free for AMoA Member families; $20 for non-member families. Contact Cindy Blair at (318) 443-3458 or

The Muse: Spoken Word Workshop with UrthEagle
Saturday, July 19, 3:30-5:30pm
Mosaic Dialect poet, UrthEagle, will teach participants how to create and perform original spoken word poetry.

Summer Art Camp: Now Playing: In the Shadows with Cindy Blair
Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25
9 am – Noon (ages 6-9); 1-4pm (ages 10 and up)
Campers will learn about the ancient art of shadow puppetry and the modern art of stop-motion animation in this class. They will make shadow puppets from various materials and create stop-motion animation shorts with the characters they create. Admission Fees: $75 per member child; $100 per non-member child. Advanced registration required.

Rhythm & Rhymes: Spoken Word Performing Arts Series
Friday, July 25, 7-9pm
Admission: Free for AMoA Members; $4 for non-members
Musical and spoken word performances, including open mic and featured performers, are presented AMoa, promoting the art of spoken word and self-expression, and creating opportunities for poets. Featuring Alexandria native and accomplished slam poet Sha’Condria Sibley.