Meet the Folk Artists of Creative Clay
Creative Clay is delighted to continue its partnership with the MFA for an evening event, Meet the Folk Artists of Creative Clay, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30 – 8 pm, in the Museum Store. Folk art created by the studio artists of Creative Clay is currently exhibited in a beautiful expanded display implemented by Audrie Ranon, Director of Retail Operations, for the Museum Store. The pieces include paintings, textiles, ceramics, and works on paper. All are available for purchase.
The evening will include refreshments and portrait drawing by creative Clay folk artists, as well as live music performed by Emily Turnage on acoustic guitar.
Meet the Folk Artists of Creative Clay celebrates folk art and the artists who create it, and coincides with MFA’s current exhibit, From the Heart: Folk Art on Paper. Folk art is currently at the forefront of art interest in St. Petersburg, and Creative Clay is proud to continue representing some of the finest folk artists in the Tampa Bay region. The Folk Art Society of America will host their annual conference in St. Petersburg, Nov. 3-6. Folkfest St. Pete, to benefit Creative Clay, showcases folk art and music on Nov. 4 & 5. And most recently, American Stage Theatre presented The Pitmen Painters, a story of folk artists, and partnered with both the MFA and Creative Clay.
Creative Clay provides local artists with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities the opportunity to pursue their passion for art making. Creative Clay promotes the work created by its studio artists through bi-monthly art exhibits in its Good Folk Gallery in the heart of the EDGE District and in public venues throughout the Tampa Bay region.
This event is open to the public. Admission to the MFA and the galleries is $5 after 5pm on Thursdays.
IMAGE: Dalton Family Gang (detail), Robert D.