Rust Hall Main Gallery (Memphis College of Art) / 1930 Poplar Ave. August 20, 2018 - October 5, 2018

Experience the artistic outcomes of storms, isolation and primitive conditions

In its 34th year, the 2018 Horn Island Experience took place from May 16 through May 27 with a record number of participants – 53 total, the largest to date. Horn Island 34’s artwork is the outcome of an annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss.

The first night on the island witnessed an enormous storm that set the stage for this year’s excursion. In addition to Mother Nature, participants encountered turtles, osprey, black skimmers, oystercatchers, gators, dolphins, rays, sharks, and, as always, pesky and curious raccoons. These encounters with nature and wildlife can be seen throughout the latest exhibit, on view now.

While always a beloved show, this year’s exhibition includes an impressive array of media, from ceramics to metalwork and embroidery to sculpture, and high-quality craftsmanship. Works by well-known artists like Remy Miller and Richard Prillaman are displayed alongside emerging artists’ works, all of which offer a unique perspective of the island voyage.

Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.