Art Reflecting Regional Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to share the news of the upcoming Community Togetherness Project. Local artists were invited to submit proposals for either a sculpture or a mural created to reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic. The final creations were installed in the Museum’s John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden in April 2021 and were moved to the Biscuit’s Stadium in downtown Montgomery June 2021, where they will remain on view over the next several months.
Chris Hardy and Nystasha Kelly were selected for their mural proposal that emphasizes communal growth, highlights Montgomery’s diversity, and celebrates the overwhelming kindness experienced across communities during the pandemic. Marguerite Gilbertson and Tony Veronese were selected for their interactive sculpture proposal that addresses feelings of disconnection faced during the pandemic, and also invites participants to join—at a distance—and reflect on new norms.