A taste of art along with your tasty food is what you willl get at the Museum's new off-site gallery space at Atlanta Bread Company, 1756 Catawba Valley Blvd. S.E. in Hickory. Every three months the gallery will feature something new from HMA, beginning with the current Live With History display of images from The New York Times photo archives.
“We are excited to partner with this great locally-owned business,” said Clarissa Starnes, HMA Collections and Galleria Manager. “Not only is it an amazing gallery space, but having a presence at Atlanta Bread Company allows us to bring art to the public in a casual setting.”
“This partnership captures what Hickory is about,” Starnes added. “Collaborating and working together for the greater good of the Hickory area, not only for business purposes, but for artistic and cultural enhancement as well.”
Susan Lyons and her husband Randy have owned Atlanta Bread Company for the past 12 years, and recently decided to remodel the Hickory location. Lyons explained that once the remodeling was complete, it was time to decorate. “We wanted to bring Hickory into our restaurant and make it more personable,” Lyons said. “Partnering with the Museum allows us to showcase our county and add a local flair.”
As a supporter of the arts and local businesses, Atlanta Bread Company will offer a 10 percent discount on food and beverage purchases to HMA members. Another good reason to be a member of the Museum!
The gallery will also provide information about the current shows at the Museum, in the hope that this will encourage you to come see those shows as well as pique your curiosity about what else HMA has to offer.
In the future, HMA would welcome the opportunity to establish other Hickory Museum of Art Around Town galleries at other business locations in the community.
The Hickory Daily Record featured this partnership in the Life/Entertainment section of its October 26, 2015 issue.