Sat, Oct 05|
Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
World’s collide as Jeanine Taylor Folk Art invites guests for an evening of enchantingly eerie handmade art from artists Melissa Menzer, Kerry Schmidt, Darlene Allen and Anthony Pack!
Time & Location
Oct 05, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771, USA
About the Event
Jeanine Taylor’s Halloween Boo-Tique will begin promptly at 4pm on October 5th. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to get their choice pick of art before the crowds take hold. A sampling seasonal of hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails hand selected by Jeanine Taylor will be complimentary to attendees.
Few among the artists in Jeanine Taylor’s orbit turn out the haunts like those featured in her upcoming Halloween Boo-tique. The artist roster will feature likes of Melissa Menzer, Darlene Allen, Kerry Schmidt and Anthony Pack. Each artist possesses an undying thirst for all things strange and unusual!
For Melissa Menzer there is no better muse than vintage sepia toned photographs of long forgotten relatives found in the bargain bins of Florida’s roadside flea markets. Her wry quirk can be attributed to her parents who were artists and antique dealers in the Washington DC area. Menzer utilizes varied materials from cabinet card photographs to vintage silverware. Orlando culture seekers may remember Menzer’s featured bejeweled birds at the Mennello Museum of Art under Frank Holt’s reign.
Darlene Allen possesses a love for Jim Henson, misfit toys and mohair. Her title as a Master Bearmaker is well earned and very apparent. Allen’s mohair creatures are tediously assembled with masterful hand stitching and given a mischievous grimace.
Felted oddities of the ghoulish persuasion come to life by the hands of California based artist, Kerry Schmidt. The eye-popping characters in Schmidt’s arsenal include hard-nosed crows, snarling French Bulldogs, grinning bats and a few vegetables with an attitude. Her work has been featured in multiple magazines and collected far and wide.
Anthony Pack’s multimedia upcycled assemblages round off this Halloween Boo-tique quartet. His famous suited devils made of wood scraps and book covers have a wide appeal. It is common for his creatures to wear a startled expression across their mug.