Popular folk artist Theresa Disney turns her imagination inside out during her annual visit to the gallery for a few months of creative inspiration. At the culmination of her residency, the gallery presents an exquisite new collection of work. Disney paints with mirth, expressing both humor and beauty from the deepest corners of her soul.
Join award winning artist Melissa Menzer and folk art expert Jeanine Taylor for a learning experience and hands-on Memory Jar workshop. Explore with us the rich history of Memory Jars and begin creating a clay figure to top your Memory Jar. With a person, event, or theme in mind, you provide the mementos for inside the jar or use Melissa’s stash. Your finished project will be ready to take home at the end of the workshop.
Cost of admission is $125 per person. Price includes all materials and complimentary beverages.
It’s an art lover’s delight when Jen O’Connor’s Earth Angels travel from all corners of the country to set up a pop-up show at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art in historic downtown Sanford. This merry band of artists specializes in one of a kind handmade art, jewelry, accessories, soft sculptures, fashion accessories and decor. You’ve seen them in national magazines like Where Women Create and Romantic Home, now you can meet them in person. Show hours on Friday are from 3-8pm and on Saturday from 10am–4pm.
An accomplished textile artist, Tracy Stilwell admits to having a fascination with old dolls that show a bit of wear, the kind that might elicit the word creepy to some. Using her lush garden as a backdrop, Stilwell tucks the dolls into the landscape and then allows them to weather as the seasons pass. Once photographed, she creates dramatic portraits in fabric. Employing embroidery, applique, and fabric collage, she renders the “girls in the garden” with a steady gaze that invites the viewer to see the beauty in brokenness.
Contemporary outsider artist Matt Sesow says painting has become the meaning of his life. His vivid colors, frenetic lines, and contemporary aesthetics have been called raw, emotional, and intense. A childhood accident left him with one arm and his art is an unflinching expressive outlet for him every day. This show will include themes that Sesow returns to again and again: his accident and injury, current events, and dogs on the loose.