The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) opened in 1991 in historic Ocean Springs, MS, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. WAMA’s mission is to empower lifelong curiosity and connection to the natural world through the art of Walter Anderson and kindred artists.
The WAMA and Memphis College of Art (MCA) announce The Sound and the Gulf, a retrospective exhibition celebrating 34 years of artwork inspired by the wilderness landscape of Horn Island. For more than three decades, Memphis College of Art students have followed in the footsteps of artist Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965) as they’ve made a series of 12-day excursions by boat to Horn Island, an uninhabited barrier island off the coast of Mississippi.
“I believe that one must disconnect in order to reconnect,” said Don DuMont, MCA Horn Island program director. “That is what the island can provide – the chance to get away from routine daily distractions, to look inward as well as outward, to focus on one’s surroundings. That’s when the creative transformation takes place.”
Julian Rankin, the executive director at WAMA joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to share more on The Sound and the Gulf: Memphis College of Art Horn Island Retrospective which will be nn view April 5 – September 28, 2019.
Photo credits: Margaret Perez, Confined Hydra, 2018, watercolor and ink.