Current Show

Rose Bottle Tree by Bethanne Hill

Traditions: Bottle Trees, Haints, and Whirligigs

  • Dates: Aug 22nd, 2014 through Sep 21st, 2014
  • Time: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 12-5pm
  • Location: 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL

To start the fall season off, we've reached back to our roots for inspirations that purely reek of southern traditions. Jeanine has handpicked six artists for this show because of their affinity for depicting the things we love about the South.

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 adn dancing musicians pay hhomage to his Cajun roots and the late R.A. Miller's whirligigs have achieved cult status. On Alyne Harris' canvases, haints are seen hovering in the graveyard, enticing our imaginations.

This gumbo of a show will cast a favorable light on traditions that beg to be kept alive.

The opening reception, Friday, August 22 from 6 to 9pm coincides with the Sanford Art Walk.