Carving, Sculpting, Block Printing
August 4 – 18, 2020
Opening on-line: Tuesday August 4th, 2020
Opening in the Gallery: Thursday August 6th, 2020
The gallery is Open 7 days a week 11AM – 5PM
Face Coverings Required.
When we can’t hug our fellow humans, it has been suggested that we hug a tree; its steadfastness & strength will steady us. During the month of August, American Folk Art is doing just that: embracing & showcasing their artists who express themselves using the strong and steadfast medium of wood.
Six artists representing 5 very different approaches to using wood to convey their own distinct vision.
Lonnie & Twyla Money work as a couple creating charming renderings of birds and critters with a nod toward whimsy. Kent Ambler uses multiple blocks of wood which are chiseled to create the layers and layers of color he incorporates into his wood block printmaking. Ivy Billiot’s delicately carved birds using cedar or tupelo, wood native to his South Louisiana home, are painted in subtle and realistic colors, yet they retain a creatively depicted likeness. Doug Frati carves stunning relief sculptures, subtle texture juxtaposed with bold graphic imagery, and Jack Klippel, the newest artist to our Folk Family, creates finely constructed re-creations of historic Southern churches.
Wood and its inherent solid strength is needed now. The vast creative expanse wood allows has led to this wonderfully rich presentation. Please join us online or in the gallery and revel in the earthy beauty and security that this versatile medium offers.