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Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth

If you are ready for some fun, get ready for the newest show coming to Yalo Studio by Butch Anthony.
As I was looking into this artist, I was immediately drawn to the whimsicality and creativity that drives his work. He is a maker, collector, and a sort of Southern Renaissance man. (I am not sure there is such a title, but if there is he earns it.)
He lives on an 80 acre family compound in Pittsview, Ala., where he runs his Museum of Wonders which houses many of his interesting collections including a shriveled up turnip which started the art careers of three men including his own.
It is also a showcase for his many works of art and many curiosities. He also organizes an annual arts and music festival called the Doo Nanny and runs a barbecue restaurant and junk auction house on Friday nights called Possum Trot with his father.
He calls his style of work Intertwangelism, a term he invented to describe his own unique style of work which he has developed not from any formal art training but from living out in nature.         
His unique aesthetic and interesting body of art work should make for an interesting show at Yalo which often showcases the fun and unusual.
The opening reception will be held Friday, April 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. Next week we will cover another art exhibit opening the same evening down the street at Bozarts Gallery.
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