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2017 Display Gallery Exhibits Archive

2017 Display Gallery Exhibits
Current & Upcoming Exhibits
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Sculpture & Pottery
by David Waltz

January 3, 2017 to
February 28, 2017
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I decided to become an artist in high school. After completing my BA at EKU and teaching for several years, I completed my Master’s 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.

Since 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.

I 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.


Previous Shows:
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

Doll Collection
by Suzanne Kelly

March 1, 2017
to April 30, 2017
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My 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.

The 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.

Later 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 grow!

From 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 grandmother’s collection.

My 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 life’s story in miniature. I hope you will enjoy my collection.

 

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