Upcoming Exhibitions

Jonathan Brilliant, "Weaving, Stacking Staining," Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina

Jonathan Brilliant, "Weaving, Stacking Staining," Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery at
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina

Brian Lackey

Brian Lackey

Matt Everley

Matt Everley


Jonathan Brilliant Installation

April 26, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Coe Gallery

Artist Talk
Friday, April 28, 6:30 PM

Opening Celebration
Saturday, May 6, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

HMA invites North Carolina artist Jonathan Brilliant for a week-long residency to create a site-specific installation in the Museum’s Coe Gallery using to-go coffee accoutrements as his art materials. The artist will laboriously weave 50,000+ wood coffee stirrers to create a site-responsive, colossal sculpture influenced by the gallery’s 25 foot ceiling and unique architectural features – spiral staircases and Palladian windows. Visitors will be able to walk under, in and around the undulating walls of this structure. The woven stirrers are held in place without the use of adhesives; tension and compression are what gives the structure strength and stability. Complementary smaller installations comprised of coffee cup sleeves, disposable lids and coffee stain wall drawings will also be included in the exhibition.

Visitors will have the rare opportunity to see an artist create an art piece from start to finish; a process which is typically done behind-the-scenes. Jonathan Brilliant will work live in the gallery, greeting and interacting with visitors. After his residency is complete, a time lapse video of the project’s making will be projected on a gallery wall through the remainder of the exhibition. Interactive stations will allow visitors to practice the stir stick weaving technique and add to a community sculpture built started by the artist.

Sponsored by:
United Arts Council of Catawba County
Corning Optical Communications

This project was supported by the United Arts Council of Catawba County through the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Installation by Brian Lackey

May 6 - September 17, 2017
Shuford, Gifford & Regal Galleries

An installation by Hickory, North Carolina native Brian Lackey of photographic prints including a rare body of work using Polaroid type 55 film; original music; and film projections. HMA Board of Trustees Past President and current co-Vice President Kit Cannon is serving as Guest Curator.

Visit the artist's website here.



June 17 - September 17, 2017
Entrance Gallery

Hickory, North Carolina graphic designer Matt Everley challenged himself to create 52 brewery/beer logos in one year, each using a different typeface. The font itself became the driving factor for each logo design. This is the first time the entire collection of 52 logos will be on exhibition.

Everley designed the Lake Norman Folk Art Festival’s unmistakable “swimming chicken” logo and created the soon-to-be-as-famous pig logo for the Foothills Folk Art Festival. 

Visit the project's website here.