Dive into an imaginative wonderland of one-of-a-kind art, gifts, and trees festooned with distinctive ornaments. Feel the retro flair as you walk and shop among the vignettes that harken back to the days of shirt-waist dresses and faux trees of sparkling aluminum. Small delights abound and the spirit is merry. Show runs through December 24, 2016.
Florida folk artist Melissa Menzer puts a witty spin on the holidays with her antique assemblages made from clay and rescued vintage treasures. Her dazzling elegant birds are adorned with jewelry from days gone by. Mink fur hats on red-cheeked Santas and lots of baubles and bling will put you in the holiday mood. Her acrylic paintings in vintage frames will showcase the odd characters that populate her imagination.
Friday, December 2, 2016, 2-6pm and Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10am-4pm.
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.
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.