Schedule of Events

Bee's Knees Memory Jar Workshop with Melissa Menzer

Apr 18th, 2015

Location: 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Bee's Knees Memory Jar

We regret that this workshop has been cancelled. Contact the gallery if you would like to be notified of future workshops or visits from Melissa. Create a memory jar topped by a bee that you sculpt. Fill it with your own personal mementoes. Folk artist Melissa Menzer will share her sculpting and painting techniques along with providing vintage goodies to embellish your bee. This class is for all levels. Bring your imagination!

$85 includes all materials. Limited seating, must call to reserve your space. 407-323-2774.

Tin Man: Charlie Lucas Opening Reception

May 22nd, 2015

Location: 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tin Man, Charlie Lucas

Celebrated folk artist Charlie Lucas will travel from Selma, Alabama to share the stories of his found object sculptures and paintings. His self-proclaimed Tin Man moniker alludes to his metalsmith skills and the fact that he only had ten dollars in his pocket when he asked God to bestow a special talent on him. Charlie has turned that talent into good many times over in his last three decades devoted to artmaking.

Charlie's keen eye and resourceful imagination converge when he uses cast-off materials to create artwork that has appeared in museum exhibitions and folk art festivals across the country. He has traveled to France for an artist's residency and to Italy to work collaboratively on a site-specific installation for the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. He has been named a Master Artist by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Come meet one of the icons of the outsider art world.

Southern Makers Series: Made by Hand with Charlie Lucas

May 23rd, 2015

Location: 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Charlie Lucas

Our Southern Makers Series continues with very special guest artist, Charlie Lucas, a.k.a. Tin Man. For three decades, Charlie has turned cast-off junk into sculptures with personalities and paintings that recollect family and friends from his life in Pink Lily and Selma, Alabama.

Pull up a chair and prepare to be entertained and enlightened on what makes this iconic folk artist tick. His stories are fascinating and give insight into his artwork that reflect the people and events shaping his life. He learned blacksmith skills from his great-grandfather and parlayed his talents into a folk art career after a debilitating back injury in 1984. Since that time, he has garnered recognition from museums, galleries, and folk art collectors world-wide.

$10 per person, call the gallery to reserve your seat. 407-323-2774.