Sunday, February 22, 2009

What is Folk Art- Upcoming Exhibit by SAF

Folk A.R.T. IS*

(Folk) A.R.T. IS* is an artifact-based exhibit that features the work of 21 self-taught artists from nine Southern states. Through various media including painting, textiles, and woodcarving, these individuals illustrate their artistic vision and spiritual journeys, document social and political issues, and share memories of family and home.

Their work is often referred to as "visionary" or "outsider" art because it does not typically fall within the parameters of fine or contemporary art. Through text panels and photographs, exhibit visitors will learn about the artists' inspiration, and the context in which they work.
Visit the (Folk) A.R.T. Is* Photo Gallery or Exhibit Specifications and Pricing

Supporting materials include a 60-minute documentary film, All Rendered Truth, produced by Patrick Long, and exhibit catalog. Original art for this exhibit is from the extensive collection of Scott Blackwell, founder of the Folk Artist's Foundation in Flat Rock, North Carolina. This tour of (Folk) A.R.T. IS* is developed in partnership with the Folk Artist's Foundation and Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, a regional public service center of The University of North Carolina, in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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