september art night at kentuck
september 2, 2021; 5-8pm
Join us for September Art Night!
Art Night is our monthly FREE event that celebrates art and artists. Kentuck Art Center is located on the corner of Fifth Street and Main Avenue in the heart of Historic Downtown Northport. 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. Masks are required in our indoor spaces, and registration is required. Registration is FREE; it gives our staff a good idea of how many people will be in attendance so we can promote social distancing in our indoor spaces. Walk-ins are accepted. Everyone MUST check in at the Gallery Shop front door upon arrival! Thank you!
This month's Art Night features:
"Creations of a Curious Sort (What Maralyn Did During the Lockdown)"
By Maralyn Wilson
I was born in 1941 in Birmingham, Alabama. Creating art reminds me of my childhood when we would make up plays and do circus performances for the neighborhood. I loved sitting outside with my neighborhood buddies at night watching the fireflies and telling the most fabulous and exciting stories. Our imagination had no boundaries.
When I become immersed in creating a piece, the excitement of the story unfolding before my eyes reminds me of the magic of those firefly nights.
Working in clay brings out memories and feelings that I love to express in my work. The clay pieces are finished with encaustic, which adds depth and an aged feeling. Each of my sculptures has a story that has unfolded for me, as I created the piece.
RED DOG POTTERS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ANNUAL ICE CREAM BOWL FUNDRAISER:
Donate $10 to the Kentuck Red Dog Potters, get a beautiful handmade bowl filled with ice cream to keep!
Also at Art Night:
Community Teer Gallery: "Life Lines" by Lucas McDaniel
Live music by Sharon Bounds
Community Art Project "BRING US YOUR BLING"
Pop up shops from local vendors
Kentuck's exhibitions are sponsored in part by The Alabama State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alabama Humanities Alliance.
Kentuck's Art Nights and exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alabama Humanities Alliance.