River Clay wrapup, Festifall and St. James Court Art Show


The House of Monkeys has been very busy over the last couple of months, and the last two weeks have been no different.  Last week was our inaugural attendance at the River Clay Art Festival in Decatur, Alabama. I went into this show with high hopes, as it is very close to the historic site of one of the largest science museums in Decatur, as well as proximal to the site of the new Cook’s Science Museum, a large, ultramodern facility showcasing the best of regional science, as well as the new “Bug Museum.”  Could this be a new semipermanent home for the Exterminati?  Time will tell, but some good contacts were established, and a lot of original art left the stables, especially some of the original concept work from the bugs.  It was a good weekend! For more info on River Clay, check out the festival site here.

This weekend I am in Louisville, KY, to test the waters at the 60th annual St. James Court Art Show.  This festival is huge, and encompasses several blocks of historic Old Louisville, across several streets.  A challenge just to load in, this festival sees all kinds of weather, but the locals seem to pay rain, snow, or sweltering heat no mind.  The first day saw locals turn out in droves in a chilly rain, apparently paying the weather no mind in their quests for that perfect objet d’art for home, office, or gifting.  The weather looks better for Saturday and Sunday, though, and the weekend is usually a much busier time for shows like this.  I can’t wait to see what happens this weekend! For more info, go to the festival site here.

On Sunday, October 1st, Jason Williams will be showing in Chapel Hill at the annual Festifall festival. He’ll be taking the latest in his series of abstract naturalist watercolours and prints over the hill, to what we think will be an excellent show for him.  He’s sold original work at the last couple of shows, and we think the trend should continue.  Rumor has it that he is also working on new pieces, an expansion of this series, but taking them in an exciting new direction.  I can’t wait to see what comes out of his latest exploration of form and colour!  Come on out to Festifall this weekend, and check here for more info.

Up next: Blowing Rock – Art in the Park


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