This Week’s Various

Creation Story: Gee’s Bend Quilts and the Art of Thornton Dial and Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts will be on view at the Frist Center in Nashville from May 25-September 23, 2012.

Addie Griffin Arthur, who owned the Dixie Pig in Virginia, has passed away.

A certain type of sedge was the first found in North America by MSU researchers in Rose Hill Cemetery, in Meridian, where the royal Roma family is buried.  Interesting because they wonder if the seeds were unintentionally brought by visitors to Queen Kelly’s funeral, and that the plant was also later found at what was a campground in the early 1900s.

The opening reception for ‘Reflections of Food in Alabama Art‘ at the ArtFolk Gallery in the Young and Vann Building, B’ham, is April 6.  It is going to be good.

Martha’s Place restaurant is open again in Montgomery, although it is no longer in the home on Sayre Street.

Can’t believe!  The Magnolia Pearl Ranch is for sale!  Fellow Pinterest lovers, the pics are on slideshow so you can’t pin them but print-screen to your Picasa for inspiration.  BTW, she has her own pinboard.  Robin/Pearl, I hope you are selling for the best desires of your heart and for no other reason.  You are wonderful!

Prepare to swoon over the fashion show she put together this year:

We had lunch at Saw’s Soul Kitchen in B’ham (review in the News) today.

Saw's Soul Kitchen, B'ham AL
Barbecue over greens over grits = good.  Very good.

Here in Alabama, people attempt to steal 1400 lb pieces of iron slag to bring home for yard art. Except you can get arrested for that.

I want this house in Hattiesburg. Look at those gorgeous details! Can you *believe* this house for $235k!?

Architectural Digest picks a dozen don’t-miss museum exhibits right now, and one of them is at the Birmingham Museum of Art (I’ve been to the exhibit; they give you an iPad for guidance).

On Tumblr: the last works of great artists.

Gallup releases results of study that shows Mississippi as the state with the highest percentage of people who identify as very religious, next is Utah, then back to the South with Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, then Georgia.  Gallup: It appears there is something about the culture and normative structure of a state, no doubt based partly on that state’s history, that affects its residents’ propensity to attend religious services and to declare that religion is important in their daily lives.

The Vieners are closing their Outsider Folk Art Gallery in Pennsylvania. They’re selling things off via 1stdibs.

Antiques Roadshow appraiser puts a 1935 oil painting of nasturtiums by Zelda Sayre at $10-20k.

Quentin Tarantino is filming his newest, ‘Django Unchained’, at Evergreen Plantation right now.

In Alabama:
The Doo-Nanny in Seale is this weekend, as is Eufaula Pilgrimage and the Front Porch Festival in Gadsden.

In Mississippi:
Pilgrimage in Natchez, Gulf Coast Pilgrimage, Columbus Pilgrimage, Aberdeen Pilgrimage, Renaissance Fine Arts Festival in Ridgeland, Art in the Pass, Stella’s Blues and BBQ in Bay St. Louis

In Louisiana:
In New Orleans tonight, Taste of the Town.  Tomorrow, Fete Francaise. Also tomorrow: the PRC Shotgun House tour.

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