Hickory – Hickory Museum of Art’s event “An Evening with Joseph Daingerfield Dulaney” has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 16 at 6pm (reception/refreshments) and followed by the program with Hal Rowe at 7pm.
Tickets are still available, $15 Members; $30 Non-Members, at www.HickoryArt.org.
The Museum opens at 6pm for the reception and exhibit viewing. At 7pm in the Drendel Auditorium, where the artist’s grandson Joe Dulaney’s easygoing Southern charm will captivate with his tales of growing up as a Daingerfield. Hal Row will lead the interview and draw out Joe’s most memorable stories.
The exhibition, A Grand Vision: Elliott Daingerfield Paints Grandfather Mountain And The Grand Canyon runs through April 20.
In 1894, Elliott Daingerfield’s soon to be second wife, Anna Grainger, visited a fortune teller named Blind Jenny. She told Anna, “You will marry an artist who will become famous for painting two places. One will be a huge rock in the south and the other a big hole in the west.”
This prediction proved to be true, as Grandfather Mountain and the Grand Canyon would emerge as recurring subjects that brought both notoriety and inspiration throughout the artist’s career. This exhibition is the first to examine Daingerfield’s portrayals of these geographical monuments. Supplemented by contextual and biographical elements it tells a unique story about one of North Carolina’s most revered and prolific painters.
A Grand Vision includes holdings from HMA’s collection, as well as masterworks from North Carolina Museum of Art, Morris Museum of Art, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, The Johnson Collection, and private collections.