Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
Meet the Maker is a unique opportunity for Halsey Institute Members at the Postmodernist and above levels to meet an artist and learn about their creative process within the intimate setting of the galleries. These quarterly get-togethers create a casual environment in which members connect with each other and the featured artist over wine and heavy hors-d’oeuvres. The Maker is often an upcoming or past exhibiting artist at the Halsey Institute. He or she will give a presentation describing their inspiration, passions, process, and, ultimately, final result. Members are asked to bring “a bottle of wine and an open mind.”
All Meet the Maker events take place at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art unless otherwise noted. Join or renew at the Postmodernist membership level here to be invited to these events.
Invitations to each Meet the Maker are sent via email. For questions or more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-953-5652.
This lecture is part of our Meet the Maker series for Postmodernist members and above. To join our membership program, please visit here or call (843) 953-5652.
Butch Anthony is a multi-faceted self-taught artist from Alabama. At fourteen he was building birdhouses and stuffing his own taxidermy. His first building, a little log cabin on his grandfather’s farm, would eventually become his shop. He has spent decades building the Museum of Wonder, a walk-through cabinet of curiosities. Started in the 1970s as Butch’s taxidermy shop and artifact room, the Museum of Wonder is now filled with art, artifacts, and antiques including the world’s largest gallstone. Butch also hosts the Possum Trot Auction, a weekly junk and art auction on his 80-acre parcel of land in Seale, Alabama. He has also built the Museum of Mystery, the first drive-through art and antiques gallery (pictured right). In addition to making and selling art, building bizarre roadside attractions, and collecting found objects to incorporate into his own artwork, Butch contributes to Auburn University’s Rural Studio design + build program.