The Great Folk Art Parade: Down the Lane to the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

Opening Festival  Sunday, Sept. 23. Exhibition runs through Jan. 12, 2019. 

Past and current folk artists take center stage in this exhibition featuring works from Howard Finster, George Andrews, RA Miller, Annie Wellborn, St. EOM (Eddie Martin), Peter Loose, Tex Crawford, Kip Ramey, Randy Tobias and other favorites.  Curated by Peter Loose, this exhibition includes works from Loose’s private collection of well-known folk artists as well as those of numerous contemporary artists.  Many works will be for sale from the exhibition as well as through the Museum’s gift shop.  

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, Sept. 23 11:oo AM – 5 PM.  Opening Festival!  Join us as we host Peter Loose and other contemporary folk artists on the lawn with their art for sale, food vendors, live music, art cars, and a 3:00 PM gallery talk by Peter Loose.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 – 8 PM. Collector’s Forum for the inquisitive.  Whether you are a collector of folk art, an admirer, or just curious about this movement, this is an opportunity to learn from the experts – Peter Loose and others – as they discuss works in the exhibition. Bring up to two pieces of your folk art in for a free evaluation (donations to the Museum will be appreciated).

Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 AM – Noon. Ornament Workshop.  Led by professional artists Elizabeth Collins and Peter Loose, this workshop provides the perfect opportunity for you and your family to create an original ornament using recycled materials.  Pre-register for this event by calling 706-342-7557 or emailing elizabeth@steffenthomas.org. $5 per person with a maximum family cost of $15.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 3:00 PM. Sara’s Salon Talk and Exhibition Closing.  Join us for the last event of this exciting exhibition as Peter Loose delivers a Sara’s Salon Talk on the history of folk art,  its popularity and current resurgence, works in the show, and stories about the artists themselves.

Image: Birds and Snake by Peter Loose.