Alabama Artists Gallery: Carry On Gallery Show, Montgomery AL

The other thing we went to see in Montgomery was a reception at the Alabama Artists Gallery for the ‘Carry On: Twenty Years of the Alabama Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program’ in the RSA Tower. (201 Monroe Street, Suite 110, RSA Tower, Montgomery AL 334/242.4076)

This is the official Alabama state quilt pattern, “Star of Alabama”. This was quilted by Bettye Kimbrell (Mt. Olive) and the North Jefferson Quilters’ Guild:

Baskets by: Jesse Thomason (Blountsville), Mary Ann and Bill Smith (McCalla), and Estelle Jackson (Demopolis). These were all made from white oak. Biscuit bowl made of Tupelo gum by Gary Jarnigan (Muscle Shoals), student of William Jarnigan:

Banjo made of curly maple, walnut, and ebony by Arlin Moon (Holly Pond) for his granddaughter; fiddle made of spruce, curly maple, and ebony by Gene Ivey (Ider); rag rug underneath instruments by Deborah Traylor (Woodland):

“Job’s Tears” quilt by Mary M. Pettway (Alberta), student of Lizzie Major:

Selection of photographs of traditional musicians by Mark Gooch (Birmingham):

Fish traps by Wayne Haggard (Waterloo), and Kinn Kranh (Bayou La Batre):

Pottery by Jerry Brown (Hamilton), Eric Miller (Brent), Steve Miller (Brent), and Allen Ham (Brent):

Bent willow chair by Joe Bob Traylor (Woodland) and rag rugs by Deborah Traylor (Woodland):

Sticks for Creek Indian game of stickball by William Bailey (Atmore):

White oak baskets by Mary Ann and Bill Smith (McCalla), R.C. Johnson (Demopolis); pine needle baskets by Wanda Hughes (Eutaw), and Odessa Rice (Eutaw):

Pine needle hat by Mary Hicks (Eutaw), baskets by Wanda Hughes (Eutaw), Gail Thrower (Poarch):

Bent willow chair by David Hand (Guntersville):

Sampler quilt by Nora Ezell (Mantua):

Brooms by George Jones (Florence):

Shug rode in his Baby Bjorn and was just making friends with everyone! He was talking & talking & talking and loved the exhibit:

This Frank Fleming “Turtle Stack” was in the foyer so I got a pic of Av and Shug next to it. We had a great time!

The exhibit is on display until February 28th.

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