A brilliant Flower Moon occured in May of this year, shortly after Allison lost her battle with cancer. In this very special tribute, Midge Baudouin and Tracy Stilwell will present new work using fabric created by Allison. Four creative artist friends have been invited to create work inpsired by Allison: Kecia Frazee Deveney, Theresa Disney, Jessica Deane Rosner, and Linda Willis.
Join us at 2pm on November 15 for a Remembrance Gathering in the gallery.
If you need a bit of inspiration for your wish list, come meet one of the most imaginative folks we know: Melissa Menzer. Her latest collection of antique assemblages and elegant vintage birds will be cause for celebration.
Throughtout the year, Melissa collects wonderful treasures to display at her vintage Christmas market. In addition to her elegant birds, she will have Santas, cats, dogs, and a host of other creations.
This continues our Holiday Trunk Show series and is always a festive time in Sanford, as it falls on the same weekend as the Historic Holiday Tour of Homes
Give your tastebuds a treat and meet Wendy Read of Sunchowder Emporia, maker of award winning preserves, pickles, and seasonal spreads. Wendy will share recipe ideas and samples of her favorite holiday food items.
Opening Reception, January 17, from 6 to 8pm with a gallery talk by Jeanine at 7pm.
Jeanine says, "Being in this business for 18 years has given me the privilege to place many important pieces of contemporary Southern folk art in the homes of a wonderful group of area collectors and art patrons. I wanted to share their sincere appreciation of this regional art and their foresight in collecting a genre of art regardless of mainstream tastes." This show will feature a well curated selection of our collectors' favorite pieces.
Indulge your senses in this inaugural celebration of Southern culture. Guest artists, foodies, and musicians will fill teh bill for this informative symposium taking place in our spacious gallery in Historic Downtown Sanford. Three 90 minute sessions will highlight different components of Southern heritage.
Taste & Talk, Celebrating Southern Food. Give your tastebuds something to smile about with cookbook authors and local foodies Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson. Their book, Good Catch, features recipes adn stories of local lore that highlight Florida seafood adn off the beaten path fish eateries. 10:00am - 11:30am.
Made by Hand, Preserving Traditional Arts. Discover the value of how to make things the old fashioned way. Georgia wood carver Roy Minshew will share his expertise and homespun wisdom. Learn how Roy coaxes amiable animals from raw wood and tree limbs. 1:00pm - 2:30pm.
Pass it On, Saving our Stories. Pull up a chair and lend your ear. Hear stories of teh Sanford blues scene from days gone by. We're sharing neighborhood stories worth saving. We might even having you dancing in the aisles with musical guests Maurice Fields II, Maurice Fields III, and Herb Ransburg, the current president of the Orange Blossom Blues Society. 3:30pm - 5:00pm.
$10 per session or $25 for a Triple Pass to attend all three sessions.
Call the gallery to reserve tickets in advance. 407-323-2774.