Fine Folk Art reception is Jan. 12

By LINDSAY DYESS / Community Columnist

Join us at the Shelby County Arts Council on Friday, Jan. 12 from 6-9 p.m. for the fifth annual Fine Folk Art gallery opening reception.

Each year curator and artist Teresa Wamble hand-picks artists from across the South to participate in this gallery show.

The Shelby County Arts Council’s Fine Folk Art Gallery opening reception is set for Jan. 12. (Contributed/Kevin McKee)

The show features everything from found object sculptures, mixed media paintings, stained glass, gourd art and much more.

This year’s show is proud to feature Alabama artist Charlie “The Tin Man” Lucas.

Lucas’s work is known for using scrap metal, wood and other found objects he turns into sculptural objects and portraits.

His work has been featured in museums around the Southeast from New Orleans to North Carolina.

This gallery exhibit will also feature the work of J.K. Terrell, Mary Ann Casey, Larry Stewart, Marian Baker and Teresa Wamble.

Sam Frazier Jr. will perform live, and there will be an artist talk and complimentary refreshments. This reception is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join. For more information, visit Shelbycountyartscouncil.com.