Art guild celebrates anniversary

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 9, 2004

On Sunday afternoon the Selma Art Guild opened the doors of its Selma Avenue Gallery and invited the public in for a showing of the work of its members. Each show hangs for three-month period, then is taken down and new works hung in the attractive Old Town house, which was loaned in 1994 to the Guild by Alice Hohenberg. Upon her death, her children donated the house to the Guild.

The Art Guild was organized in the mid-1960s by Lorina and Charles Garth, artists and teachers of art in Selma.. In the years since the number of artists has grown and so distinctive are their works that they are often referred to as “The Black Belt School of Art.”

Showing at the Gallery this month are abstract and watercolor paintings; oil painting, pottery of several types, photographs and pastels, handmade porcelain ornaments. And attracting a great deal of attention is a bookcase display of Picasso inspired cups.

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