Community Gallery

 

The Community Gallery is located in the lobby of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Emory Street entrance.  For over a decade the Museum has been pleased to offer this prominent gallery space as an exhibition opportunity for both promising and professional artist members. By showcasing one or more member artist(s) per month, the Community Gallery maximizes the exposure of unique art and contact with Museum viewers. Artworks on display are new works that are currently being produced within the exhibiting artist’s portfolios.

To learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery contact office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x15.

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Community Gallery 

The Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Art Student Group Exhibition: Animals

An Invitational Exhibition open to W. Charles Thompson Museum School Students of All Ages

Exhibition: June 4th – 28th, 2019

Reception: Saturday, June 22nd from 11am-12pm.  Free and open to all.

 

In 2008 the Attleboro Arts Museum became the fortunate recipient of Viktor Schreckengost’s 1933 original Mangbetu Child; Bronze Casting #2 (pictured above), a generous gift from Mrs. Gene Schreckengost.  Museum visitors and friends treasure this exceptional work. It serves as a strong symbol of Vik’s talent and the great impact of the Museum’s Viktor Schreckengost Legacy Exhibition (March 21st – May 16th, 2008).  Mangbetu Child was featured during this popular exhibition that featured Viktor’s industrial designs, fine art, and related works of art and design from his students.  Viktor’s career as an influential arts educator lasted over 70 years.  

To honor Viktor Schreckengost (pictured left) and his contributions as teacher, artist and designer, the Attleboro Arts Museum conducts an annual art student invitational.  This year’s show is themed around Viktor’s ceramic sculptures of animals created between 1937 – 1955. He had unique approaches when rendering creatures – such as a focus on line, simplification of subject and “finding” the animal within formless blobs of clay. 

Nine Museum School students, ages 7 years – adult, have been selected for this group exhibition and their artworks have a strong connection to one of Viktor’s many expressive animal forms.

 

2019 Participating Students:

  • Maggie Campbell
  • Cate Childs
  • Patricia Ferrara
  • Angelina Lavigne
  • Rachel Leaney
  • Hailie Leonard
  • Michael Perry
  • Ana-Maria Santos
  • Marco b. Welt

 

 

 

 

 

Student images (from top)

  • Brahman by Rachel Leaney (adult)
  • The Camel by Marco b. Welt (age 9)
  • Bull by Cate Childs (age 14)
  • Froglet by Maggie Campbell (age 7)
  • Parrots by Patricia Ferrara (adult)
  • Sheep of Beira Alta, Portugal by Ana-Maria Santos (adult)

 

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About Viktor Schreckengost

Viktor Schreckengost’s sphere of creativity was expanded and reinforced when he established America’s first Industrial Design Program at Cleveland Institute of Art. His students continue to command attention in the world of utilitarian designs, with special significance in automobile design, such as the Mustang, Corvette and Hummer. Throughout his long career, Schreckengost directed design projects ranging from the modern truck engine, home and patio furnishings, to children’s pedal toys, bicycles, riding lawn mowers and flashlights. In the fine arts, his ceramics craftsmanship burst onto the scene with the internationally acclaimed masterwork, The Jazz Bowl – which many consider the greatest ceramic piece ever made in the United States. His sculptures adorn zoos and other public places, while his vibrant thematic watercolors captured his exploration of many styles.

Perhaps lesser known, is his Tour de Force technological ingenuity during World War II, when he led various research projects and eventually became commanding officer of Naval Research.

Viktor received the 2006 National Medal of Arts, presented by President and Mrs. Laura Bush, November 9, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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