Local artist Timothy Hedden was displaying artwork at a downtown gallery a few years ago when he connected with Jeffrey Bruce, director of exhibitions at the Tubman Museum.
Bruce told Hedden he wanted to do a one-man show featuring Hedden’s artwork once the new Tubman Museum opened in May 2015.
“This isn’t something that happened overnight,” Hedden said. After several years, Hedden and Bruce’s vision finally materialized into “The Art and Soul of Timothy Hedden” — a whimsical exhibition, which is on display through Sept. 10. A reception with Hedden will be held tonight from 6:30-8 p.m.
Hedden said the reception will provide an opportunity for the public to give feedback and ask questions about the exhibition.
The display features various two- and three-dimensional pieces of artwork, many of which draw inspiration from prolific black artists such as Romare Bearden and Gregory “Mr. Imagination” Warmack. Hedden incorporates recycled materials, purses, shoes, accessories, statues and what most people would regard as “trash” to create enchanting folk art.
“To have this opportunity to share my art on this scale in this gorgeous museum is an absolute honor,” Hedden said. “More than I can say.”
The reception will be free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served.
“The Art and Soul of Timothy Hedden”
When: Reception is 6:30-8 p.m. July 8; exhibition is on display 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Sept. 10.
Where: Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St.
Cost: Reception is free for museum members and $5 for non-members; general tickets to the museum range from free to $10