TroyFest honors festival pioneer, folk art

first_imgContributed PhotoLou Hii, from Indianapolis, Indiana, will be one of the featured artists at TroyFest. Minnesota pastor passes through Troy on fourth Prayer Walk America “That guy’s gotta be nuts!” The man shook his head as he watched John Halvorsen make his way through heavy… read more TroyFest honors festival pioneer, folk art Next UpDrinkard said folk art is by definition, self-taught art, and that can embody so many different styles and types of creative expression. “We are anticipating both new artists in this category such as Lou Hii, and welcoming back some of our dear friends who have been a part of this category for many years,” Drinkard said.Lou Hii is from Indianapolis, Indiana, and his designs are created through a series of sketches. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Published 9:32 pm Thursday, April 22, 2021 Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen “It’s pretty cool breathing new life into old barn wood, rusty tin, car tags, barbed wire and the like,” McQueen said. “Taking rusty and weathered scrap and creating art is a lot of fun and extremely fulfilling. In fact, the whole endeavor is a simple kind of mirror reflection of my own life, shaped and formed through my faith in God. My work is always changing in form and fashion, and, for that matter so am I.”Drinkard said Troy folk artist Wally Lowery and Blockhead Arts from Oneonta are also favorite among those who collect folk art and those who are newcomers to the primitive style of art.“Jean Lake Folk Art pays tribute to Troy’s own folk artist and the pioneer of TroyFest, which is a premier art festival in Central Alabama,” Drinkard said. “We are looking forward to a great weekend of the arts on Saturday and Sunday and invite everyone to downtown Troy for TroyFest 2021. By The Penny Hoarder When the 2021 TroyFest Art Festival gets underway Saturday on the square in downtown Troy, 60 artists will display and sale a variety of handmade and handcrafted items in a variety of categories including painting, pottery, graphics, drawing, sculpture, functional and decorative crafts, photography and Jean Lake Folk Art.The last category is certainly not the least.“The Jean Lake Folk Art category is very special to our festival,” said TroyFest Arts and Crafts Publicity Chair Morgan Drinkard.  “The Jean Lake Folk Art division honors the incredible Troy folk artist Jean Lake and, with the heritage of the festival involving so many talented folk artists, we want to ensure this category is always filled.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Email the author “The sketches are hand-cut with a X-Acto knife and special tools on black paper,” Drinkard said. “Finished cuts are collaged and glued with color paper to the background. His work is amazingly unique.”M Hakima of Wise Angel Gallery in Flomaton works with Grumbacher oil paint on canvas, utilizing a variety of colors.“The abstract designs explore the depth of texture and space,” Drinkard said. “The drawings use pencil, ink, paste, crayon and charcoal.”Scott Mc Queen of Northport said folk art takes viewers to a place where emotions are invoked and one’s spirit is stirred. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more