Culture Pop! Art & the Subconscious: Salvador Dali & Andre Smith
January 16, 2015 from 6:30 – 9 pm
Free for A&H Members; $5 for Not-Yet-Members
Two Breathtaking Exhibition Openings
Be the first to see the newest exhibitions at A&H’s Maitland Art Center, Art and the Subconscious: Salvador Dali & Andre Smith then stroll over to A&H’s Maitland History Museum to experience America’s Exceptional Heritage: National Historic Landmarks.
Art and the Subconscious: Salvador Dali & Andre Smith
Influenced by the writings of psychologist Sigmund Freud, the Surrealists held firm beliefs that creativity came from deep within a person’s subconscious. This exhibition pairs A&H founder André Smith with one of the most prolific Surrealists of the twentieth century, Salvador Dalí. Two unique exhibits focusing on works that push the boundaries of the mysterious and irrational.
Founder André Smith’s eclectic works of cement sculptures and illusory watercolors reflect his inspiration from subconscious imagery. Dalí’s “Conquest of Cosmos” works presents a series filled with distinctive characteristics of the Surrealist and his outrageous dreams and visions.
Salvador Dalí artwork is on loan from the Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida. The Art and the Subconscious: Salvador Dalí and André Smith exhibition is sponsored by Duke Energy.
America’s Exceptional Heritage: National Historic Landmarks
Culture Pop! also marks the opening of America’s Exceptional Heritage: National Historic Landmarks at A&H’s – Maitland Historical Museum. Celebrate America’s exceptional landmarks at this exhibit featuring a selection of historic and architectural monuments. National Historic Landmark listing is the highest designation available for an historic site in the U.S. Only 2,500 American structures are listed, including Walden Pond (home of the author Henry David Thoreau and the Empire State Building.
Participate and Interact
Unlike a typical exhibition opening, Culture Pop! features ways to interact with the artists and the art itself.
Meet Artists-in-Residence, Masha Ryskin & Serge Marchetta
International artists, Masha Ryskin and Serge Marchetta, just joined the A&H’s Artists-in-Residence program and will be living and creating new work on our campus from January 6-24, 2015. Stop by the studio to meet them and see the newest project they are creating and possibly even influence the outcome.
Hands-On Literature – Interactive Writing Activity
Try your hand – or pen – at an interactive writing activity lead by our friends from the Kerouac Project. During these 15-minute workshop participants will be encouraged let their words flow while incorporating a free-style approach that some Surrealist authors practiced. The Kerouac Project encourages literary exploration through writers’ residency and outreach programs.
Pop-Up Art by Maxwell Hartley
Pop in to the newly renovated Germaine Marvel building and be treated to a pop up art installation by Maxwell Harley. Maxwell is one of the artists that can visitors can watch work as part of the A&H’s Artists-in-Action program.
Food, Drink and More
Enjoy complimentary food, bar service and great music by the Con Leche Trio in our newly renovated Germaine Marvel Building!
Special Thanks to our Sponsors!