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Art Walk welcomes a local favorite

Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas has been a fixture in Dallas County with taking old, discarded metal and turning it into beautiful works of art. This Friday during Art Walk, the public can see where the magic is made.

Lucas will open his museum, located at 1205 Broad St., all-day Nov. 4, and during the walk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public can also look at works from other local artists inside the Selma Art Guild, located at 508 Selma Ave.

In a previous interview with the Times-Journal, guild president Sally Jordan said the free event will also offer music and food. Handmade jewelry, pottery, glass works and painting showcases will also be open.

Jordan said the guild is thrilled about Lucas’ appearance at the walk.

“We’re so honored to have him with us,” Jordan said. “I think this is the first time he had a reception in his own place. He’ll showcase his work and his museum. He’s famous — everyone knows Charlie.”

Lucas has traveled the world and conducted workshops locally and nationwide for nearly 30 years. The event, Lucas said, is a great opportunity for him to fellowship with other artists who share his passion.

“This is a part of the art scene we have and my goal is to get to know artists and get involved in that,” Lucas said.

With his work distributed throughout Selma in boutiques and stores, Lucas’ refers to his work as a “little bit of everything.”

“Some of it is abstract, some of it is painting and some is sculpture,” Lucas said. “I basically recycle the things you throw away … to try to make something beautiful from it.”

The message of Lucas’ work is simple.

“We can recycle things and also we can recycle ourselves,” Lucas said. “(We can) learn how to do new things.”

Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas has been a fixture in Dallas County with taking old, discarded metal and turning it into beautiful works of art. This Friday during Art Walk, the public can see where the magic is made.

Lucas will open his museum, located at 1205 Broad St., all-day Nov. 4, and during the walk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public can also look at works from other local artists inside the Selma Art Guild, located at 508 Selma Ave.