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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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Music Heals-Missionary Mary Proctor

$180.00Price
  • "Music heals the body, mind, and soul." Standing 14" tall on a wooden base that measures 7" wide this soulful artist is perfect for any music (wo)man. Missionary Mary uses mixed media to bring you a sculpture that exudes joy, love, and good vibes. 

  • In 1994, three of Proctor’s family members perished in a home fire while trying to find their way out. A year later, Mary received a spiritual message, “the door is the way.” She followed directions, painted an old door, leaned it up against her chain link fence, and sold it to a passing collector. More doors were commissioned, and a show in New York convinced Proctor that art was her calling. Her work has been featured in the American Visionary Museum, Raw Vision Magazine, the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, and in Kentuck’s Permanent Collection. In 2015, she was voted Folk Artist of the Year by the Folk Art Society of America. Mary sees herself as a Missionary, and her goal is to use her art to spread her message.