Traditions: Bottle Trees, Haints, and Whirligigs will open with a reception on Friday, August 22 from 6 to 9pm coinciding with the Sanford Art Walk.
The artists featured are Alyne Harris, Bethanne Hill, Lucy Hunnicutt, Pat Juneau, and R.A. Miller. The remarkable bottle trees of Stephanie Dwyer will have their debut as well.
"To start off the fall art season, we've reached back to our roots for inspirations that purely reek of southern tradition. I've handpicked the six artists for this show because of their affinity for depicting the things we love about the South." says Jeanine.
Bethanne Hill and Stephanie Dwyer elevate the bottle tree to "high art", one with paint on paper and the other with spiraling metal. Lucy Hunnicutt paints memories so strong you can smell them (think pie!). Pat Juneau's metal blue crabs, shotgun houses and dancing musicians pay homage to his Cajun roots and the late R.A. Miller's whirligigs have achieved cult status. On Alyne Harris' canvases, haints are seen as mysterious figures that entice our imagination.
This gumbo of a show will cast a favaorable light on traditions that beg to be kept alive.
Get your Halloween party started early and join us for the 6th annual Preview Party and Champagne Reception (6 – 8pm). We'll be serving delectable treats and Jeanine's signature blood orange champagne cocktails. You'll enjoy mingling with the artists, getting a first look at their wares and the opportunity to buy early.
Step in front of the antique hearse parked outside and get your picture taken with a costumed charac t e r . The $20 ticketed event includes re-entry to the show on Saturday. Reservations must be made in advance by telephoning the gallery at 407-323-2774.
This spirited showcase for Halloween art enthusiasts is in its sixth year and we're pulling out all the stops.
Saturday’s show is open to the public from 10am to 4pm and will showcase a wide variety of Halloween art including paper mache collectibles, art dolls, felted creations, and clay figures. All items are original and hand-made. Entry is $5 cash at the door.
Inspired by their childhood fascination with Halloween, the selected artists come from as far away as Indiana, North Carolina, and Iowa. The 2014 Spirits in Sanford artists include Darlene Allen, Monine Brocco, Robert Brawley, Kim Brown, Debb George, Patrick Gill, Jorge de Rojas, Mandy Palumbo, Lori Platt, Carly Smith, and Iva Wilcox. Several of the artists have appeared in national publications like Art Doll Quarterly, Prims, and Somerset Holidays and Celebrations.
Passionate collectors seeking handmade and one of a kind offerings will want to come early for the best selection of this edgy and spirited holiday art show and sale.
Visit www.spiritsinsanford.com for a preview of the talented artists who will be a part of this year's show.
Trent Manning will be here for a pop-up show with his latest cast of quirky characters and found object sculptures. This disillusioned cynic still clings tightly to his inner child and that paradox is reflected in his work. He often shows us the underside of whimsy that catches you off guard. His love of old discarded materials sets the direction for his work and provides constant new inspiration.
One weekend only:
Friday, Nov. 7, 6 - 9pm
Saturday, Nov. 8, 12 - 6pm; Artist's Talk at 2pm
Sunday, Nov. 9, 12 - 4pm
The Flower Moon occurs in July, Allison's birth month. In May of this year, 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. Five creative artist friends have been invited to create work inpsired by Allison: Kecia Frazee Deveney, Theresa Disney, Lisa Engelbrecht, Jessica Deane Rosner, and Linda Willis.
Join us at 2pm on November 15 for a Remembrance Gathering in the gallery.