Fearrington Folk Art Show Collector's Preview Event
Friday, February 18, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
2011 Collector's Preview Panel Discussion:
Every Picture (or Pot!) Tells a Story: A Discussion with Artists and Scholars
6pm, The Garden Terrace at Fearrington, followed by the 7pm Preview Event in the Barn.
We will kick off the Fearrington Folk Art Show Collector's Preview Event on Friday evening with a lively panel discussion. Please join us as we explore, from four diverse perspectives, the ways in which art tells stories. Art is more than just a way to decorate our living spaces; it has historically been used to chronicle significant experiences and to create a powerful visual record of self, family, community, cultures, and societies.
In this session, the four panelists will explore the storytelling power of art. They are:
• Tim Flinn, a Georgia folk potter who holds an MA in Folk Art and Visual Studies from New York University and the American Folk Art Museum.
• Theresa Gloster, an African-American memory painter from the North Carolina mountains.
• Bernie Herman, Professor of American Studies, Folklore, and Art at UNC-Chapel Hill.
• Lisa Howorth, an art historian and bookstore owner in Oxford, Mississippi.
Chapel Hill gallery owner Ginger Young will moderate, and there will be opportunities for audience members to view examples, to ask questions, and to discuss art as visual narrative with the panelists.
The panel discussion is part of the Collector's Preview Event which continues at 7pm in the Fearrington Barn. Tickets to the Preview Event can be used for readmission to the Fearrington Folk Art Show throughout the weekend.
Both Flinn and Gloster will be exhibiting at the Fearrington Folk Art Show.
The 9th Annual Fearrington Folk Art Show
Saturday & Sunday, February 19th and 20th, 2011
Experience a rare opportunity to purchase art directly from over 35 of the Southeast’s finest Folk Artists at the Fearrington Folk Art Show! The 9th Annual Fearrington Folk Art Show will be held at the Barn at Fearrington on February 19th and 20th from 10am to 5pm with a ticketed private Collector’s Preview event from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, February 18th.
This show is a comprehensive exhibition and sale of widely diverse artwork from Southern American artists who are deeply influenced by the spirit of what folk art, naïve art, primitivism and outsider art represent. The 2011 line-up includes artists, Butch Anthony, Sarah Rakes,Trés Taylor, Chris Beck, and Gabriel Shaffer and newcomers Stephanie Astalos-Jones, Chris Beck, and Peter Geiger. Featured artwork will include whimsical paintings, fantastical robots, sculptures, pottery and more. All proceeds benefit the artists directly.
Admission to the Folk Art Show is $5 at the door (show preview ticket for readmission to the show throughout the weekend)