Join the DAC Foundation in Andalusia, Alabama

Beginning on SEPTEMBER 29 and continuing through OCTOBER 28, 2022, the Dixie Art Colony Foundation will partner with the City of Andalusia, Covington County Historical Society, and ReAct Theatre & Arts to present a series of events in downtown Andalusia.

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Martha Moon (Kracke) and Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon

The exhibition, titled "A Retrospective of the Works of Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon," will open with a 2:00 pm reception on October 2, 2022, at the Andalusia City Hall located at 505 East Three Notch Street. The exhibition will continue through October 28, 2022. The first in a series of programs titled "All About Shiney Moon" will take place at 6:30 pm on September 29, 2022, in the Andalusia City Hall Auditorium.

A presentation titled "Dixie Art Colony: A Look at its Lasting Legacy" will take place at 2:00 pm on October 9, 2022, in the Andalusia City Hall Auditorium. "Andalusia's Murals: A Walking Tour" will begin at 10:00 am on October 15, 2022, at 200 South Three Notch Street.

Thank you to the City of Andalusia, Covington County Historical Society, and ReAct Theatre & Arts for sponsoring this series of events. All events are FREE and open to the public. Check this page each week during October 2022 for updates.

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Moonlight on Pickle Hill  |  Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon, c. 1945 | CAM-2022.AW.0001 | Oil On Canvas, 29.75 x 23.75 inches |  Gift of Mobile Museum of Art

This dreamlike example of Moon’s work demonstrates his signature style of distorted realism. This painting was included in the 2004 traveling exhibition titled “Tales from the Easel: American Narrative Paintings from Southeastern Museums, circa 1800–1959.” In this exhibition, Moon’s painting hung alongside works of well-known American painters such as Thomas Hart Benton, Francis William Edmonds, William Glackens, Robert Gwathmey, Childe Hassam, Edward Hicks, Winslow Homer, Jack Levine, Reginald Marsh, and Andrew Wyeth.

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Shell Road Post Office, Coden  | Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon, c. 1950 | CAM-2022.AW.0004 | Watercolor on Paper, 23 x 27 inches |  Gift of Mobile Museum of Art

This large watercolor was included in the following exhibitions: “Art in Embassies,” in Bucharest, Romania, 2011; “The Bayou Painters: South Alabama’s Art Colony (1946–1953),” Mobile Museum of Art, 2006; Published in the February 2006 issue of “American Art Review.”

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Florala Peanut Shelling Plant | Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon, n.d. | CAM-2021.AW.0005 | Watercolor on Paper, 15 x 22 inches | Gift of Martha Moon Kracke

The subject of this watercolor painting is the Zorn Peanut Shelling Plant once located in Florala, Alabama.

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Bayou Landscape I | Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon, n.d. | CAM-2018.AW.0004 | Watercolor on Paper, 7.5. x 5.75 inches  |  Gift of the Rankin Estate, Atlanta, GA

This painting is one of a group of Moon’s works donated by the Rankin Estate. The Rankin family were neighbors of the Moon family in Andalusia, Alabama.

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Florala Tung Mill  | Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon, 1953 | CAM-2016.AW.0003 | Watercolor on Board, 30 x 22 inches  |  Gift of Martha Moon Kracke

This large watercolor painting was included in the 1953 Watercolor Society of Alabama exhibition held at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Many years ago, the Tung Oil business was a major industry in Covington County, Alabama.

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Holiday | Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon, c. 1953 | CAM-2016.AW.0002 | Watercolor on Paper, 14.75 x 21.5 inches | From the collection of Mark Andrew Harris, Prattville, Alabama

During the 1950s, Shiney Moon began experimenting with abstraction. This experimentation was inspired by University of Alabama art professor Richard Zoellner and New England artist Morris Davidson.


More About Shiney Moon

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City of Andalusia

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Andalusia's Outdoor Murals

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Other Places to see in Andalusia

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Three Notch Museum

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ReAct Theatre & Arts

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