Heading Into Summer 2012

Mark Your Calendar

Sarah Rakes folk art painting

Sarah Rakes "Act III" 29" x 26" Acrylic on Panel

We are working on a great summer line-up for you!  We begin the season with an exhibit of new work by Sarah RakesMay 26 – June 19  “Act III: A Narrative.”  Sarah’s new paintings explore and incorporate her beginning, middle, and current journey as an artist.

 The word is that Sarah is onto something new.  She has begun painting with acrylic on panel instead of her usual oil paint on canvas, and has found that she can still achieve her vibrant trademark colors.

Sarah’s opening day, Saturday, May 26th, we will be hosting the North Carolina Folk Art Society. You are invited to join us for a talk by Sarah and a lunch reception from 12-2.  This season we will offer our customers lunch on exhibit opening days, so come have a bite to eat and a glass of wine with us!

June 23 through July 24 is John “Cornbread” Anderson‘s exhibition, “Cornbread’s Critters”He’ll be here to greet folks on opening day, Saturday, June 23.  One of today’s most popular young folk artists, Cornbread’s work is painted with acrylic on wood. His paintings are eye-openers……not only because of his use of polka dots and colors that pop, but because his critters sport very large round eyes.  Once you’ve seen a Cornbread painting, you’ll know his work — he has a unique way of depicting the animals from his growing-up years as a farm kid.

On our website, www.mainstreetgallery.net, you will find a listing of future shows for 2012.  We will be sending you exhibit details later.

Art Alert

We finally have some new carved animals by Roy Minshew!  His work is not always easy to get, but when we do, it makes us smile!

Roy Minshew carved animals

Roy Minshew Cat 9"H x 40 x 2 Painted Carved Wood












Mike Esslinger has been busy making his dramatic metal sculptures and birdbaths for us.  If you have been seeking that special piece, come on by and take a look.

Mike Esslinger welded metal sculpture

Mike Esslinger Bird Bath With Oak Leaves 40"H x 16 x 16 Welded Metal













We just received an order of funky colorful Rebecca Wood Pottery.  Add to your collection or start one — we have a lot to choose from.

R Wood Studio pottery

R Wood Studio Oval Platter, Everything Bowl, Cereal Bowl, Rectangular Platter













Carol Roll just brought us some wonderful new whimsical pieces …circus performers, angels, “kitchen witches,” and other imagined creatures.

Carol Roll Elephant sculpture in paper mache

Carol Roll "Balloons for Sale" 8.5" x 10 x 3 Found Objects and Paper Mache


Back on Schedule

No more winter hours!  We are now back on “full time” hours which means we’re here five days a week from 10:30 – 5. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Visit soon, and make sure it’s not a Wednesday or Sunday!

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