If you’re interested in exploring some of the various venues of Art in the Huntsville area, some special events are planned in connection with SHSU’s LEAP– or Center for Law, Engagement & Politics– with the HeART of Huntsville programs.

Held on four consecutive Thursday nights beginning Oct. 11, the program highlights the art on SHSU’s campus, illuminates the more than two-dozen public sculptures in the community and explores the architecture of the city of Huntsville.

The first week (Oct. 11) focuses on campus art, featuring presentations by Michael Henderson, chair of the department of art, and other art experts, followed by dinner at Austin Hall.

The second week (Oct. 18) highlights the art on the downtown square—including a six-block area graced by 14 murals created by Richard Haas, whom the New York Times called “the great architectural muralist of our time.”

The third week (Oct. 25) of the program includes a bus tour of the community, followed by an in-depth tour of the Adickes Foundation, led by David Adickes, creator of 67-foot tall Sam Houston sculpture.

The final week (Nov. 1) focuses on architecture, culminating at the Wynne Home, where dinner will be served and participants will be joined by Lee Jamison—whose work is currently on display in the Wynn Home’s main gallery.

The cost of the program is $30 and dinner is provided for all four weeks.

For more information, contact Mike Yawn at mike.yawn@shsu.edu or 936-294-1456.