Art Museum Opens "Singular Visions: Folk Art from Charlottesville
6, 2001-- Folk art treasures from Charlottesville
collectors will be on exhibit at the Bayly Art Museum from Oct.
5 through Dec. 2. The show, "Singular Visions: Folk Art from Charlottesville
Collections," opens with a reception Friday, Oct. 5, from
5:30-7:30 p.m.. A special folk art workshop for families featuring
a chain-saw artist will be held in the museum on Sunday, Oct. 7,
at 2 p.m.
by self-taught artists inspired by their lives and visions, these
folk-art works are often referred to as naive art by the mainstream
art world. Using such materials as house paint, scraps of wood,
watercolors, ballpoint pens, markers and scraps of paper, folk artists
often choose everyday tasks, fantasy or dreamlike recollections,
spiritual visions or biblical narratives as their subject matter.
a person, the collectors of this work are captivated by the artists'
sincerity and originality, as well as by the freshness and accessibility
of the works themselves," says Suzanne Foley, curator of the exhibition.
show includes works by well known folk artists Minnie Evans, Jimmy
Lee Sudduth, Minnie Atkins, Sam Doyle and Howard Finster.
Bayly Art Museum is open to the public without charge Tuesday through
Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is located on Rugby Road, a short
distance from the Rotunda. A small parking lot for visitors is located
behind the museum.
more information about the exhibition and the Bayly Art Museum call
(434) 924-3592, or visit the Bayly Web site at www.virginia.edu/~bayly.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298