Exhibition Dates: June 28–August 24, 2013
Friday, June 28, 6-8pm: Opening Reception and Artists’ Panel “How Art Tells the Story of a Community”
Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) is pleased to announce the support of the Martin Foundation for the upcoming exhibition, Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends, which features the work of 30 central Louisiana artists!
Carole Baxter, President of the Martin Foundation, cited the Martin Foundation’s desire to support local artistic talent. AMoA Development and Community Relations Office, Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, states, “On behalf of the Board and staff at the Alexandria Museum of Art, I thank the Martin Foundation for its support of Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends. RoyOMartin and the Martin Foundation are generous supporters of the local arts sector. The Museum is pleased to count them among our supporters as we join together to raise the quality of life in central Louisiana.”
Artists Among Us: Faculty & Friends is an annual exhibition inspired by the creative resources right within our own community and opening a new path for partnership, experimentation, and exchange among arts professors, students, and arts guilds. The 2013 exhibition showcases art by faculty and staff of AMoA, LSUA, Louisiana College, and Gallery One Eleven as well as members of the Contemporary Artists’ Guild (CAG) and Photographers Guild of Alexandria, organizations which gather artists working throughout central Louisiana to share ideas, information, and inspiration. Featuring artists: Joseph Appalucci, Cindy Blair, Charli Bravinder, Tim Brocato, Roy de Ville, Leslie Elliott-Smith, Michael Elliott-Smith, Andrew Farhand, Karen Faulk, Tommy Faulk, Donna Futrell, Lucretia Glorioso, Jason Gray, Wilton A. Guillory, Jr., Dr. Jian Hang, Dr. David Holcombe, Tony McDonald, Peter Milder, Wanda Rackett, Anne Reid, Amanda Roe, Timothy Roper, Lynn Sanders, Jeremy Simmons, Laura Soulliere Gates, Janet Starn, Gary Steckler, Margie Tate, JoAnne Thompson, and Piper Wilson.
The Martin Foundation, the charitable arm of the RoyOMartin companies of Alexandria, Louisiana, exists to exhibit charity and philanthropy by financially supporting organizations and ministries in communities whose missions are in line with those of the family business and Christian faith. It is the Foundation’s intent to inspire philanthropic giving and service to future generations of the Martin family. It is the mission of the Roy O. Martin family to demonstrate its Christian values through charitable giving in the local communities by addressing social, educational, and cultural needs.