Tina Lutz, director, reached into the museum’s private collection for an exhibit called “30/180.”
“It’s 30 pieces of art work out of 180 pieces in our collection,” Lutz said.
The exhibit will open to the public on Wednesday, and it’ll be on display until Feb. 28.
“It’s part of our celebration,” Lutz said. “February marks the 25th anniversary of the GumTree Museum of Art, formerly the Tupelo Artist Guild.”
The name change took place in 2003, and that’s about when the museum began accumulating work.
“Our mission has been to bring museum-quality art work to Tupelo, and to applaud local and state artists, as well,” Lutz said.
In addition, the collection includes work by past Best in Show winners at the Cellular South GumTree Festival.
“We pick a piece that represents their award-winning work,” Lutz said.
The exhibit will feature art by Susan Goff, Ke Francis, Jean Thickens Cooper, Glen Ray Tutor, Rick Anderson, Lynn Long, Gus Staub, Helene Fielder, Rob Reedy, Kathleen Fetters, Buddy McCarty and Maltby Sykes.
“That’s just a few of them,” Lutz said.
It will include paintings, pottery, drawings, prints and mixed-media work.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. There’s no admission, but donations are accepted.
“You need to come down and see what we have,” Lutz said. “Come down and celebrate with us.”
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