Thursday, August 23, 2012
Huntsville Museum of Art
Williams Street Entrance
To benefit the Huntsville Museum of Art and Alabama Wildlife Foundation
What Ya Owe?
A measly $85 per person
(Now that’s a bargain!)
Please CALL 256-535-4350 ext. 200 or 208 for your tickets.
What Ya Get?
- Wild Game Cooking Demonstration by The Sporting Chef Scott Leysath (Host of HuntFishCook and Dead Meat)
- Great Grub and an Open Beer/Wine Bar
- Laser Skeet and Target Shooting off the Museum Patio (no worries…they aren’t REAL guns!)
- Live music by Blue Mother Tupelo
- Bourbon Tasting Flight Offered by Pritchard Distilleries (Additional Charge of $25/person, but it’ll be worth it)
- Auction of original art and wooden duck decoys autographed by celebrities, AU and UA coaches, sports icon, artists and outdoorsy types
- AND for the first time in the state of Alabama, a sale and exhibition of works by wildlife impressionist Manfred Schatz!
Who is Manfred Schatz?
Manfred Schatz will certainly go down in history as one of the leading painters of animals and hunting scenes of our time. His works give the contemporary observer the sense of tranquility and contentment that is fast becoming extinct. The magic of Mr. Schatz’s paintings lies in his uncanny ability to capture movement. His brush strokes are bold and are set to canvas with a certainty which many artists never acquire. He does not lose himself in the details of the marginal things, but forces the viewer’s attention onto the main motif as he proposes to express it. He portrays wildlife as most of us see it—in quick, often shadowy glimpses rather than sharp, bright portraits. He uses the viewers mind as an extension of his brush to supply needed details, and avoids them where they’re not needed and never seen. His work is inevitably real and alive and the viewer cannot help but react.