We Are the Music Makers
We Are the Music Makers will educate and engage guests in the cultural history of traditional Southern music. For 35 years, photographer Tim Duffy has forged a unique vision immortalizing Southern musical heroes and the world in which they live through portrait photography. This compelling collection of images was made with the wet-plate collodion process, and platinum/palladium printing. We are the Music Makers will feature photo and audio documentation of Southern Roots musicians active in the past 20 years, all photographed and recorded by Duffy in his quest to preserve Southern traditional music by partnering with the artists who make it. The multi-media materials will highlight questions of how poverty, geography and age have limited the exposure of these artists, causing the widespread idea that the musical traditions they perform have “died out.”
The Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians, ensuring their voices will not be silenced. Music Maker assists artists directly with emergency aid and career support while giving future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions.
Thank you to Huntington Bank, the Elliott Family Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the Charles and Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation for their support of this exhibition.
Saturdays | 2–4pm
Haneul by Christybomb
We are excited to welcome local artist Christybomb to showcase her exhibition, Haneul in the Juliet Art Museum! In this exhibition, Christybomb will transform the gallery into a fantasy, dream-like wonderland inspired by her late father, “Flying Tiger,” her biggest champion in life. This heavenly sanctuary—full of joy and sparkles—is reminiscent of the way Christybomb always felt in the safety of her father’s arms. The sparkles in her artwork represent his smile, but more importantly the magical twinkle felt between father and daughter.
This experiential and interactive exhibition invites the viewer into a whimsical, heavenly and seemingly floating space to evoke deep, ethereal and often fleeting emotions such as holding a child for the first time, Christmas morning, or a first kiss.