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Museum shows folks folk art

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.

Two 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.

Self-taught 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.

The 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.

The Oct. 14 bus tour will go to the homes of three significant contemporary folk art collectors, who have contributed works for the museum’s 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.


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