by David Waltz
3, 2017 to
February 28, 2017
decided to become an artist in high school. After completing
my BA at EKU and teaching for several years, I completed my
Masters at Marshall University. Then having taught art
in Maryland for 32 years, I retired to Kentucky. It is wonderful
to create art almost every day, go biking, go fishing, or
garden, whenever I want.
returning to Kentucky in 2001, I have juried into the Kentucky
Craft Market and the Kentucky Guild and participated in many
local shows. Presently, I am exhibiting, meeting wholesale
orders, and doing shows.
design functional and decorative stoneware pottery, as well
as create a wide range of figurative sculptures. When I am
not wrapped up in producing my art, I enjoy traveling and
biking. My desire for adventure, I have found, can be shared
through art expression.
KY Crafted Market 2012,13,14,15,16
Kentucky Guild Fall Show 2014,15
St James Court Art Fair 2015, KY State Fair 2012,13,14,16
Art in Speed Park, Sellersburg, IN 2012,13,14,16
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea. KY 2012,13,14,15,16
by Suzanne Kelly
March 1, 2017
to April 30, 2017
love and appreciation of dolls started in the 1950s with my
first doll, Cindy. She is a large, life-like baby doll dressed
in her original clothes who used to cry, Mama,
when gently laid down in her cradle. Then I remember other
much loved dolls; a princess doll, a bride doll and Tiny Tears
who cried real tears and wet when she drank from her bottle.
My little Ginny doll included clothes and accessories for
all occasions. She came from The Play Box, our local toy shop
in the Tuxedo-Buckhead area. Thanks to my mother, Mary Beth
Kelly, my dolls were saved in the attic during high school
and college years.
dolls were forgotten until I spent three summers in the 1970s
in Chautauqua (upstate New York). There I collected, in earnest,
many Yankee dolls at estate sales and auctions
as they were very plentiful and reasonably priced.
in the mid-80s, I started and owned a toy shop in Woodstock,
Georgia, called Cherecobb Toy Book and Hobby. I carried a
line of expensive Lissi dolls from West Germany and a line
of Italian newborn dolls that looked, felt and smelled like
a real baby. Also during that time my parents retired to cruise
and travel the world and the USA, always bringing me a doll
from their trip. Thus, my doll collection really began to
the 1980s to the present, I have continued my doll collecting
by finding unique dolls at estate sales, antique sales, antique
stores and thrift shops. My friend and penpal from Finland,
Leena, has also sent me several traditional Finnish dolls
over the years. Also my sister-in-law, Cheryl, has lovingly
given me several Madame Alexander dolls from her aunt and
doll collection is now outgrowing their cabinet so I am happy
to share them with the Smyrna Library. Doll collecting is
a fun and rewarding hobby that really tells my lifes
story in miniature. I hope you will enjoy my collection.