SCAC Folk Art Exhibit set for April 6


Bruce Andrews and Lennie Jones will return to the Shelby County Arts Council for the organization’s Regional Folk Art Exhibit.

Jones, who lives in Florida, is an acclaimed, self-taught works primarily with acrylic paint on linen canvas, as well as occasional works on driftwood that he finds deep in the Everglades. His subjects generally revolve around Southern blues and roots music themes, and his creations have been described as colorful, soulful and singularly unique. He says he paints art that “is a reflection of what I know.”

Bruce Andrews, a resident of Alabaster, is both a painter and musician. He describes his style of drawing and painting as mixture of some form of realism, ranging from Impressionist to Illustrative. Most of his original works are commissioned in advance. Bruce has also taught children’s art classes, blues harmonica classes for troubled youth and adult blues harmonica classes through SCAC.

“This is our second year to host these two wonderful artists,” said Susan Gordon, Director of Arts and Education at SCAC. “Their works are highly collectible and one-of-a-kind. Their styles are synonymous and exhibit extremely well together. It will be a beautiful display.”

An opening reception will be held Saturday, April 6 from 2-5 p.m. at the SCAC Gallery, 102 Mildred Street, Columbiana. 2Blu and the Lucky Stiffs will also perform from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the performance space adjacent to the gallery. Tickets to the performance are $12 and may be purchased online at

Exhibit dates are April 6 through April 30 at the Shelby County Arts Council in Columbiana.