Large Art Dreaming

Event Date

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
11:00am - 4:00pm


Dates & times for October 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, October 29, 2021 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:00am - 4:00pm


Steffen Thomas Museum of Art
4200 Bethany Rd.
Madison GA 30625


  • Adult General Admission: $10.00
  • Seniors & Students General Admission: $8.00
  • Children 6 & under General Admission: $0.00
Come experience Large Art Dreaming!
Sept. 16 – Nov. 6, 2021

This show is an ambitious collaboration between STMA and Athens artist Broderick Flanigan. From Sept. 16th to Nov. 6th, museum visitors will find large scale paintings made by Clarke County Middle School students with Flanigan’s mentorship, a mural being painted *live* on the gallery wall by Flanigan and a small group of high schoolers, and a selection of Flanigan’s own paintings. In June and July of this year, Flanigan worked with a group of middle school students from Clarke County Middle School to create the large panel paintings for this exhibition, inspired by artist Steffen Thomas’s philosophy of the Brotherhood of Mankind.

Live Mural Painting
Sept. 27 to Oct. 9, 2021

From Sept. 27th to Oct. 9th, visitors will be able to watch a mural being painted on the gallery wall. Flanigan and a small group of students from Clarke County High School and Morgan County High School will bring their design to life. Everyone is encouraged to watch the live stream of this, which will be available on Zoom for a few hours during select days:

  • Monday, Sept. 27th
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29th
  • Friday, Oct. 1st
  • Monday, Oct. 4th
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6th
  • Friday, Oct. 8th
  • Saturday, Oct. 9th
Reception and Artist’s Talk
October 16, 2021 | 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Please join us for a public reception for Large Art Dreaming on October 16th, 2021 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Artist Broderick Flanigan will give a talk in the West Gallery, explaining how the student panels and mural in Large Art Dreaming were created as well as his own artistic processes.

About Broderick Flanigan

Broderick Flanigan is the owner of Flanigan’s Portrait Studio and a self-taught mural/portrait artist in Athens, GA who is known for his grassroots approach public art. In 2015, Flanigan created the organization HARPS (Helping Art Reach Public Spaces) – a hands-on mural arts program for teens that also engages nonprofits and community leaders – which he continues to lead. His art has been exhibited at the Lyndon House Art Center, ATHICA, and the Oconee County Arts Foundation; his murals may be seen on buildings across the city of Athens.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, and the generous donations from STMA patrons.