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By Quinn Rafferty

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There’s a question as old as time itself. Which are there more of in the world, chairs or people? That question is left up for debate. However, chairs is up a leg with the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center chair exhibition coming up in February.

You may be asking yourself, why a chair? Chairs are ubiquitous objects. They exist in every culture and civilization. They’re made in various ways, with different types of materials. There are an exorbitant number of ways to create and interpret a chair making it a great subject matter for the exhibition.

According to Cultural Center Director Kim Brown, “We’re still receiving applicants and will be until Jan 24. There has been an active interest which we’re excited about.”

Submissions will be judged by Zeb Grant and Christie Hudson. Grant is a local businessman and well known interior designer and landscape architect who has special interest and experience in historic preservation. Grant serves as president of Madison-Morgan Convention & Visitors Bureau and has been newly selected to serve on the City of Madison’s Historic Preservation commission. 

Hudson is an internationally known bridal designer and owns Chris Hudson Couture in Madison. Widow of Gary Hudson, acclaimed contemporary artist. According to Brown, “Hudson is well versed in design in many mediums.” These jurors were selected by the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center because of their experience and active role in the community. 

Select pieces will be for sale after judging has concluded. Winners will be announced at the free opening reception Feb7. The exhibition will run from Feb. 7-June 2020. The exhibition is free to MMCC members and non-members may purchase an Individual Membership as an entry fee or make a donation equivalent to the cost of a membership, $35.

For more information about the cultural center or memberships, visit their website at https://www.mmcc-arts.org/. 

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