Art On The Rocks promises live entertainment within the galleries and gardens of the Museum every year, but there are always new elements added to the event. Since none of the bands and DJs this summer have ever performed at Art On The Rocks before, there are so many new artists and performers to get excited about! Here are 5 new things to look for when you come this summer:
- LG Waldo: Can you sit still for 5 minutes? Laura Waldo will create five minute portraits at the June event in the Bromberg’s and TAG Heuer Lounge. The first 40 people to become her subjects will receive one of her portraits.
- Opera Shots: Art On The Rocks guests will experience a little piece of the opera with Opera Shots in June! Opera Birmingham Chorus members will conduct pop-up concerts to surprise guests with performances, showing off their skills as part of the only professional opera company in Northern and Central Alabama.
- Artimaps: Want to become part of the art at the Museum this summer? Huntsville artist David Nuttall will be at Art On The Rocks in July to paint fictional maps as body art on two Museum guests. Using the “human terrain” as inspiration, Nuttall will create designs that reflect each person’s life story.
- The Cakerie: Celebrating the imagery found in Third Space, The Cakerie will be here in August to decorate two cakes inspired by the contemporary exhibit. Guests will vote on their favorite cake, earning a chance to win a voucher for a cake of their own!
- New Exhibits: Beginning in June, two new exhibitions will go on display at the Museum, just in time for Art On The Rocks. Under the Big Top: American Art at the Circus includes 11 works that examine the impact the circus made on 20th century artists. The other exhibit, Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Josef Albers, includes 10 screen prints from Albers’ series. These two very different exhibitons come together nicely in one space to present something new to see this summer.