shows folks folk art
Folk art from Charlottesville
collectors will be on exhibit at the University
of Virginia Art Museum Oct. 5 through Dec. 2. The show, Singular
Visions: Folk Art from Charlottesville Collections, opens
with a reception Friday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
events planned in conjunction with the exhibit are a family workshop
on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum, and a bus tour
to the homes of folk art collectors Oct. 14.
folk artists, inspired by their lives and visions, create their
works using such materials as house paint, scraps of wood and
paper, pens and markers. The show includes works by such well-known
folk artists, mostly Southern, as Minnie Evans, Jimmy Lee Sudduth,
Minnie Atkins, Sam Doyle and Howard Finster.
folk art family workshop is suitable for ages 4 through high school
and is free. Participants will try a variety of methods, such
as painting on paper bags, wood and cardboard, drawing with mud
and chalk, and making wood assemblages and animal sculptures.
For more information, call the museum education office at 924-7458.
Oct. 14 bus tour will go to the homes of three significant contemporary
folk art collectors, who have contributed works for the museums
exhibit. Minibuses will leave from the Culbreth Theatre parking
lot at 1:30 p.m. and are expected to return by 5:30 p.m. A cocktail
reception and private museum tour will follow.
The cost is $80 per person, $140 per couple. Reservations are
required; call Mike Alexander, 243-8874.