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Water Works: Recent Paintings by Lillie Morris | Morris Museum Exhibition
November 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 31, 2021
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 31, 2021
Exhibition Dates: November 12, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Gallery: Morris Museum of Art
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Noon–5 PM
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Lillie Morris, a native of Augusta, is well known for her acrylic paintings, collages, and mixed-media works. She specializes in abstract art that reveals a love of texture and color and an instinct for experimentation. Her work is richly layered, and she employs a vocabulary of gestural marks and linear elements that is uniquely hers in an attempt to convey the emotional impact of her sources of inspiration—the landscape, waterways, music, poetry, the rich history of Georgia’s Piedmont region, or deep personal experiences. She enjoys creating visually stimulating images that leave the subject open to the viewer’s interpretation. The short walk from her house to her studio in Appling, Georgia, is filled with the sights and sounds of nature, taking her alongside a creek and a pond and across a pasture where goats graze in the distance.
Water Works consists of abstract paintings that represent her response to and reverence for the waterways of the Central Savannah River Area. In Morris’s mind, art and the environment are inextricably intertwined. “Rather than a literal interpretation of water, the series was intended to evoke the feeling of being in, or underwater . . . to somehow depict its power and the mystery of what might lie beneath the surface,” said Morris.
Her hope is that these water-inspired works will encourage individuals to be more appreciative of our waterways and more committed to keeping them clean, navigable, and healthy.
Child (12 and younger): Free
Youth (13–17): $3
Student with ID: $3
Military with ID: $3
Senior (65 and older): $3
Museum members: Free
No admission charge on Sundays
To ensure the safety and well-being of staff and visitors, the following steps are being taken:
• Frequent sanitizing of all high-traffic areas.
• All staff will wear masks when interacting with the public.
• Visitors will be required to wear masks. (Masks will be provided to those who need them.)
• Plexiglas shields have been placed at the visitor services desk, museum store counter, and welcome desk in the main office.
• Sanitation stations have been placed throughout the museum.
• The number of visitors in the galleries and the museum store will be limited.
• All public programs have been postponed or rescheduled for a later date.
• Payment of admission fees and for museum stores purchases may be made by credit/debit card payment only.