The gallery will be brimming with the brightly patterned paintings of Sarah Rakes, just in time to lift you out of the summer doldrums. From her home in rural Georgia, Sarah paints her passion: flowers. She is an avid gardener and also loves to capture the animals and landscapes in her environment.
Opening reception: Friday, July 24, coinciding with Sanford Art Walk
6 - 9pm
Meet Georgia folk artist Sarah Rakes for a book signing event featuring "When the Spirit Speaks:Self Taught Art of the South" by Margaret Day Allen. Thirty artists, including Sarah, are profiled by the author who traveled to each artists' home to collect stories and research for this 2014 publication.
Butch has taken up embroidery floss and a needle to lend new dimension to his Southern-Gothic genre of artwork. Thumbing his nose at reality and tongue planted firmly in cheek, he presents antique and classic images with a quirky twist. Bones and skulls are hand drawn with childlike simplicity over photographs that show their age in tones of sepia. This spectacular show will take your breath away.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 28 from 6 - 9pm, coinciding with Sanford Art Walk.