While we are all waiting for the Water Valley Studio Crawl to arrive, we can make plans to see some interesting sculptures by a local group of artists who have been working collectively and independently on concrete sculpture creations.
This Saturday, Sept. 13, John Steele Davis, John Forsyth, Jay Callison, Daniel Uncapher, Mari Foster, Bill Warren, Phillip Lewis, and Beth Long will be displaying their newest works at the Crawdad Hole on Main Street in the Valley. The work will be on display until closing time at 9 p.m.
Though this is more of a grass roots group than a formal association, the men and women often share ideas and even work together at times. They focus their work mostly on concrete sculpture though there will be some variety in the work shown this Saturday.
Some of the artists will have their work on display again next week at various stops on the tour, but this will be the chance to see all of the work displayed together in a collective exhibit.
Some of the members previously showed at the Pine Valley Music and Arts Festival in May, and will be bringing out some of their newest work for this show. Expect to see a full size bust, a Centaur and a famous figure as well as other works inspired by Ancient Grecian sculpture.
It is not often we get to see a show focused mainly on three dimensional arts, so this will be an event not to skip. The opening reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. and to add to the festivities, Cadillac Funk will play from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Yalobusha beer will be on tap, so put this on your calendar and get ready for the following weekend as well when Water Valley pulls out all of the stops to put on their popular Studio Crawl.
By Andi Bedsworth