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Posted on: May 15, 2018

MCMA Hosts Dylan Pierce and Alfred Conteh: Building Community Through Art

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CONTACT: Sally Macaulay

Executive Director

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

770.528.1444


MARIETTA - The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is now showcasing two new exhibitions: Dylan Pierce’s Legacy of Hope: Studies in Africa and Alfred Conteh’s Visions of a Cultural Commentator. These exhibits will run until June 17, 2018.

The Board of Directors have chosen to implement a "shadow" system for the initial season by letting the girls follow around a Senior Board Member before letting them be in charge of specific duties on their own. Dylan Pierce if a Marietta native who is currently working and living in Atlanta. Pierce has been painting for over twenty years. He studied at the diDomizio Art Center for ten years. Legacy of Hope: Studies in Africa are pieces inspired by his travels to Swaziland, Botswana, and South Africa. His sensitive renderings evoke the majesty of wildlife and the strength and spirituality of African natives. Alfred Conteh’s is an Atlanta artist. Conteh’s exhibition depicts his evolving methods and themes throughout his career through realistic portraiture and symbolic abstraction. His work aims to expand understanding of the dynamic and complicated Black American experience. The pieces generate a deeply emotional and topical conversation.

The opening reception for both exhibitions was on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Opening receptions are a benefit of museum membership. They consist of a cash bar and light refreshments. It offers members first glance at the new exhibitions. Museum memberships can be purchased at such events.

About Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through art with a mission to inspire and educate a diverse community through exhibition, interpretation, collection and presentation of works of American art. It is the only Metropolitan-Atlanta fine arts museum focusing on American Art. The permanent collection houses a variety of artworks dating from as early as the 18th century to the present The museum hosts a variety of events, activities, and educational opportunities throughout the year.

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