Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Blog

Can this Painter Quilt?

June 27th, 2014

With a paintbrush instead of needle and thread, Ken "Blacktop" Gentle has created a series of 10 quilts that compliment his memory paintings. The challenge of taking the quilts out of his paintings and letting them stand alone appealed to Ken. A clever solution to not being a quilter was solved by using padded packing blankets for his painting surface. The quilts and paintings will be on display June 27 - July 20. Preview the show by clicking on the Current Show tab.

New Work by Tres Taylor

May 23rd, 2014

Inspired by the writings of Rumi, a 13th century poet, Tres has a new series of tarpaper paintings called rEVOLution of Joy. His endearing monks are seen riding their bicycles, playing musical instruments, and grasping in the air for the illusive muse.

In addition, Tres has breathed new life into his tried and true materials (painted tarpaper) by laying strips side by side and creating a striated background for his monk silhouettes. He calls this new direction EVOLution of Joy.

Both series will be on display May 23 through June 22.

Keepin it Fresh on the St. Johns River

May 1st, 2014

It's going to be an art-packed weekend in Sanford May 3 and 4. In the gallery, we will be hosting Jane Theis and David Hammond for the opening reception of Keepin' it Fresh. And right outside the gallery on First Street, you'll find Theresa Disney and Melissa Menzer in their pop up tents for the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts. We're looking forward to wall to wall art!

Bejeweled Birds

April 25th, 2014

Melissa Menzer's elegant birds are dripping in jewels and other vintage treasures. Each one has been carefully encrusted with a unique collection of antique tidbits handpicked by Melissa. Look closely at the beaks and you will see old ink pen nibs have found a new purpose. At the other end of the bird, tails are often made from old silverware handles.

Melissa will be here in person May 3 and 4 to participate in the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts. We hope you'll stop by to admire her vintage birds and pick one out for yourself.

Adoptable Animals

April 4th, 2014

Well, you just have to admit it....these little critters tug at your heart. And meanwhile, the corners of your mouth are being tugged upwards as well. Theresa Disney imbues each creation with a mischievous personality and a twinkle in their eye. They make ideal pets, as they are housebroken, quiet, and won't chew up your furniture. Contact the gallery to adopt one today!