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october art night at kentuck

october 6, 2022; 5-8pm

Join us for October Art Night!

Art Night is our monthly FREE event that celebrates art and artists. Join us for exhibition openings, open artists’ studios, live music in the courtyard, extended Gallery Shop hours, and pop-up shops from local vendors. These events are FREE, family friendly, and open to the public.

This month's Art Night features:
​-Museum Gallery: Story Girl and Whirly Boy by Jeanie Holland and T.R. Reed
-Community Teer Gallery: Super Computer by Amy Smoot
-Live music by Matt Wurtele

-FOOD TRUCK: Bean Me Up Scottie Organic Eatery
-Pop up shops from local vendors including Hart and Hind, Linder Custom Woodworks

-GIVEAWAY: Enter to win 2 tickets to the Kentuck Festival of the Arts
-Children's activity: Create your own masterpiece to display at the artists' snack tent at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts Oct 15-16!

-Open artists' studios
-Cob oven pizza

About Jeanie Holland:
I am a maker of tales. For more than twenty years I have pushed and poked soft Georgia red clay into narrative objects. I blew it up with drinking straws, spent hours carving it with dental tools and incised ghost stories into it with pencils. I love the butter soft feel of the clay. I love the color of it, the way it feels to press textures into it. It is always teaching me something. Several years ago, a rug hooker moved in next door. Suddenly, I found myself in a soft new world. Pulling a simple strip of fabric through a background of linen allowed me to paint with fiber. The hooking itself creates a texture which stands up well to the clay. My current works are a series of small “snapshot” pieces within the confines of found cigar boxes, drawers and handmade frames. These mixed media boxes are based on primitive toys, make-dos and late night porch whisperings. I have begun to explore kinetics as a means to enhance the stories but the motion remains rough, something created for a moment of wonder...

About T.R. Reed:

Tim Reed creates wonderful whimsical sculptures that are best displayed indoors, near an open window, to allow a cooling breeze to activate the spinning elements. Each piece is unique, signed, and dated. Tim's pieces are highly collectible, and he has a cult following that appreciate the detail and zany theme of each piece. As a self-taught artist and musician, Reed draws from a well of creativity going back to the 70s, when he published fake magazines under a pseudonym and took up playing unconventional instruments with friends. In 1981, he entered an exhibition called "Whirligigs, Weathervanes and Wind Toys" and the experience evolved into the work he displays and sells at exhibits and art shows.

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Kentuck's 2022 exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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