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Kentuck Art Center and Festival was established in 1971. Kentuck's mission is to perpetuate the arts, engage the community, and empower the artist. The Kentuck Festival of the Arts is held annually in October, and during that weekend, makes a $5.5 million economic impact on its community.

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Balcony of 1950's 3-D Movie - Jim Weaver

  • "I grew up in Sheffield, Alabama during the late 1940s and 1950s. At that time the South was segregated. In our movie theatre the black people had to sit in the balcony. the balcony had a section for the white people who wanted to sit in the balcony and/or smoke. Since my daddy was a smoker, we usually sat in the balcony. There was a partial wall that seperated the blacks from whites. The white people were often rude and threw things to the black side, but I never remember anything being thrown over to the white side."-Jim Weaver

    This is a 10 x 7 3/8" acrylic on wood painting of a 3-D movie in the 1950's.

  • I was born in 1943 in the small town of Sheffield, AL. I found out later in life that the section of town I was raised in was called Hooligans’ Corner. I started painting at the age of 60. I’ve been painting since 2004. I started doing shows and selling my work in 2005. I paint my memories of growing up in the late 1940s and 1950s. My work has been described as simple, naïve, and childlike. I enjoy seeing people’s reactions to my work. I get smiles, tears, outright laughter. I want my work to make people feel good, because I feel good when I create it.