President’s Notes

I hope you attended the recent city-wide Gallery Tour! We certainly saw a lot of art-lovers at HAL.

For those of us new to HAL, it is interesting to recount our colorful history! The Huntsville Art League and Museum Association started on October 23, 1957. Besides displaying the work of it’s members, the Association was dedicated to facilitating the creation a Museum of Art in Huntsville. For several years meetings took place in the HAL offices, and artwork for the Museum was even stored in our facilities. Once the Museum was created, HAL dropped the “and Museum Association” from it’s name (though there still exists a “Huntsville Art League and Museum Association Women’s Auxiliary” which raises funds for the Museum).

HAL re-dedicated itself to educating and exhibiting local (Tennessee Valley) artists. Many HAL artists have spun off into their own Studios and Galleries throughout the last 56 years, adding much to the quality of life here in Huntsville.

If YOU would like to become a more integral part of our mission, HAL is looking for a few good Volunteers. Our ongoing need is for “greeters”, those people who greet and interact with our customers at the front desk. If you have ever had a job in Retail, that is exactly what we are looking for. This would really help take the load off our artists, and give them more time to create!!

Shifts run 3 hours long (12-3 and 3-6, Wednesday thru Saturday, and 6 – 8 on Friday nights). A little bit of training is required, of course. If this sounds like it might be fun to interact with the people strolling thru the Mill, please email me: waltshoe@gmail.com Thanks!