Mr. and Mrs. R. Sterling Hall Present in Memory of Isabelle Gwynn Daine The Rivers: A Celebration of Life and Work on America’s Waterways -- Watercolors by Daven Anderson
October 19 - January 5, 2020
Please join us for a free opening reception for this exhibit on October 25, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
The series of paintings in The Rivers carries viewers to the very banks of America’s greatest waterways and beyond, into the shipyards, onto the docks, aboard the ships and out on the swift broad currents.
Here, unbeknownst to most Americans, millions of tons of freight – grains, gravel and aggregates, paper, wood, coffee, coal, petroleum, chemicals, iron, steel, rubber and manufactured goods – flow past our towns and cities every year. Huntington has long served as a busy inland port, but most of the activity on the river is away from public view.
Artist Daven Anderson, however, has earned special access to the behind-the-scenes life on the rivers by virtue of his status as a U.S. Coast Guard Artist, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and Managing Director of the American Society of Marine Artists. Through this exhibit, visitors to HMA can enjoy a privileged journey across and around the continent as they accompany Anderson as he observes the activities on America’s waterways, including several views on the Ohio River.
This exhibit is presented by Mr. and Mrs. R. Sterling Hall in Memory of Isabelle Gwynn Daine.
Presented with support from The Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
Daven Anderson (American), Last Light (Ohio River). Watercolor and mixed media on board. Photo courtesy of the artist.