Browsing: WAMA

In the depths of a social-distance-quarantine, things can get pretty bleak. Very real fear and anxiety, not to mention the more mundane challenge of existential boredom.

WAMA and the Memphis College of Art present 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. The exhibition, on view through September 30, coincides with the 35th annual MCA Horn Island trip, and looks back at this impressive and inspiring journey through the eyes of these intrepid creators.

“This is truly an exciting time for this Museum,” said Jaklyn Wrigley, President of the Board of Trustees at WAMA. “We conducted a diligent search – interviewing candidates from Michigan to Miami, and we could not have hoped for a better conclusion to the process. Julian fits so perfectly into the culture of WAMA. I have no doubt that he will use his multifaceted skill set and unrivaled enthusiasm to propel us to new heights.”