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Art Talk

By Andi Bedsworth

As the fall approaches, we are making our way closer to the Water Valley Studio Crawl. Last week I covered Nicole Gladden and her work and promised to touch on the other artists showing with her in their show, Made in Mississippi which will open on Sept. 20th as part of the Studio Crawl. Gaycken is a member of the Bozarts Alliance and works primarily in clay.
Her works range from utilitarian to whimsical representations of birds, ladies and more. As a collector of her work, I can assure you that her pieces are well crafted, durable and lovely. Gaycken is a retired high school teacher and devotes a lot of her time to the alliance and to her artwork. She is a valued asset to the alliance and her new work will shine next to Gladden’s. Jeff Long will also be a part of this show displaying his woodwork creations. We will bring you more information on that as the weeks unfold.
Stay tuned as well for sculpture display by John Steele Davis, John Forsyth and others at the Crawdad Hole on September 13.
As you can see that there is a lot going on in the local arts scene, and be sure to read about it in the next few columns as I get more information.

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