Great Folk Art Parade Collectors’ Forum: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

For the curious and the enthusiast!

The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art invites the public to the Reception and Folk Art Collectors’ Forum on Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 PM.  Popular folk artist Peter Loose will lead an informal discussion about the folk art movement and answer questions about the Museum’s current exhibition, The Great Folk Art Parade: Down the Lane to STMA.  This free event is a unique opportunity to learn directly from the experts about this movement in which the story behind the art is at least as important as the art itself.  Guests are encouraged to bring up to two pieces of their own folk art to the forum for Loose to evaluate. There is no fee for an evaluation but donations to the Museum will be greatly appreciated.  

Forum Schedule of Events:

6 PM Doors Open and Reception Begins

6:20 PM Gallery Tour of The Great Folk Art Parade by Peter Loose

6:45 PM Panel Discussion with Loose and other Serious Collectors

7:15 PM Evaluation of Folk Art Brought to Forum

More than two hundred and fifty pieces of work created by approximately one hundred folk artists are included in The Great Folk Art Parade.  Curated by Peter Loose, the exhibition draws upon the collections of nine serious collectors, providing a rare opportunity to see important works from Howard Finster, Lanier Meadors, St. EOM, Annie Wellborn, RA Miller, and others.  Many pieces are for sale. The exhibition is presented in the Museum’s West Gallery and will be open for viewing at the Forum.