I’ve been applying to the Masur Museum of Art’s annual competition for several years. This year for the first time I was accepted and will have one piece in the 57th Annual Juried Competition show.
The exhibit opens this Thursday, Feb. 27. The opening reception is Friday the 28th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Masur is at 1400 South Grand in Monroe.
Guest juror Allison Glenn, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), will speak at the reception and $3,000 in prizes will be awarded.
I am especially pleased that one of my construction site photos was selected for the show. As I have explained in this space before, I am fascinated by the dynamic visual array in color and geometry of a major building under construction.
Even more, I appreciate the ephemeral nature of the display. It’s literally here today and gone tomorrow when the hard hats return to work and change things. The view you see above no longer exists IRL.
With a tip of the hat to those who do the impossible, that is, turn myriad lines on paper to beautiful, functional buildings, I call it #PerformanceArt and #HardHatArt. Search those hashtags online to see more examples.
The Masur Museum of Art belongs to the city of Monroe, La. It is the largest visual arts museum in northeast Louisiana, It is in the former home of the Masur family, the Masur House, also known as the Slagle-Masur House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.