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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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Spinning Tops-Chestnut & Hemlock

$12.00Price
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  • Made in Tuscaloosa, AL, these tops are sure to bring you back to simpler time! There are two types: regular & captive ring. Please note that each top is unique, and the top you receive may vary from the photograph. 

  • I grew up on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains in Greenville, SC. My dad’s parents lived in a cabin on a small lake, surrounded by mountains. My grandmother & I would walk in the woods, & she’d teach me the names of the plants. Then when it got too hot, we’d lay on inner tubes in the lake & look up at the quiet, cool hemlock trees. She, & many other relatives, are artists which means that I grew up doing art & making things. I drew, painted, took art classes and have continued ever since. More recently, I have begun working with wood. Growing up in the town where my family has lived for almost 250 years, I listened to my parents’ & grandparents’ stories about what the land used to look like & developed a strong sense of place and protection of the land. All of my work stems from this. Whether it is bringing attention to unseen flora & fauna or sustainably harvesting native wood to carve into spoons, my work reflects environmental concerns. I also reuse & repurpose materials in my work that I have recycled. This is my life and my work. I hope you enjoy it. -Terra Rodgers