Walk to display local art

Published 9:42 pm Monday, October 31, 2011

Barbie and her friends, Dora the Explorer, remote control cars or even the latest fashion gear may be mundane picks for Christmas gifts this holiday season. But on Friday, the Selma Art Guild will instead offer a variety of eclectic stocking stuffers to choose from.

On Nov. 4, the guild and The Frame Shoppe invite the public to browse works by local artists ranging from pottery to jewelry to glass to photography at the Selma Art Guild, located at 508 Selma Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the annual Art Walk. The free event will also offer music and food.

Just a few years old, the annual event offers a “New York City” vibe  — with music and multiple art galleries available.

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“It’s four times a year, every three months,” said event sponsor and guild president Sally Jordan.

“We usually feature somebody and this November, we will feature small items from members of the Art Guild — things that are less expensive that people might want to decorate or give as gifts.”

Jordan said though November is usually Christmas themed, other months offer different themes.

“In February we’ll have wearable, usable recyclable art,” Jordan said. “In May we have the juried art show (and) usually in August, there’s a featured artist both locally and statewide.”

February’s walk featured works of African American artists such as Concordia College-Selma student Scott Hamilton, Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas, Robert Bayne, Tammy White and LaFawnda Watson.

This year’s venue, Jordan said, is focused on variety.

“The emphasis is on small art but there will still be large things (available),” Jordan said. “There will be … quite a bit of jewelry.”

After Friday’s event, Jordan said the guild’s gallery would be open for public viewing every Friday and Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. through the rest of November.

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