October 5 to November 7, 2018 - “A Sense Of Place : Interpretations by Kari Morton and Lauren Rutten”
The show, which featured nineteen photographs and five quilt wall hangings depicting life in Madison County.
Lauren spoke about her discovery of her sense of place when she and her husband, Andy, toured the United States in 2015 searching for a home. “From the moment I arrived in Marshall while on this journey, I had a sense of having dreamt of this place since childhood - I knew this was where I wanted to be.” She says, “In this land I dig my hands in the earth and muddy my feet on the ground, while at the same time experiencing the transcendence of being and connecting to so much beyond my body. I hope those who view these photos might experience this too.”
Kari and her husband Mike, moved to Madison County in 2012 after having lived a fairly nomadic life in the Midwest. “This collection is inspired by my immediate world, the things I live with and the things I see, the garden in my front yard and the chickens in the back yard.” Kari states, “The buildings in downtown Marshall, where I spend many hours working at Flow and serving as guardian ad litem in the county courthouse, are part of what I see. Each of my pieces tell a story of connection, to my community, to my world. I love sharing this part of myself with others.”
August 24 to September 29, 2018 - “Face to Face: A Portrait Collective” by Nan Sherry
Nan Sherry incorporates the spirit of community into this debut exhibit that represents her art as well as the story of how each of us ended up in Marshall. She describes Marshall as resilient, kind, without borders, and extremely artful. Many here call that magnetism the “Marshall vortex.” Sherry says, Face to Face represents the spirit of some of our Marshall family and the thread that weaves through this vibrant place.” To see more of Nan Sherry's art, visit her website or follow Nan on Instagram. You can also read a recent feature story in the Citizen-Times. This exhibition featured two dozen familiar Marshall faces and was received with overwhelming praise by all who visited the gallery.