Poor Julia - Novemeber Meeting
WHEN: November 13, 2007
WHERE: Old Constitution Firehouse, corner of Main and Openwood Streets
WHAT: "Poor Julia" Yard Art
The Vicksburg Art Association will present a program on "Poor Julia" Yard Art with Julia Allen on Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at 7:30pm in the historic Old Constitution Firehouse - corner of Main and Openwood - in downtown Vicksburg. The program is free and open to the public.
Metal, having served its initial purpose, is lovingly transformed into a flower, a yard dog or cat, a birdhouse, an angel, a yard child or bandplayer. "Poor Julia" invites us to celebrate life, each day unfiltered, the good and the bad. From nurse to artist, her work expresses that all of life can have meaning, even the pain and suffering we endure, and that beauty and expression can be found in the dirt of the scrap yard. Scratches, imperfections, a pronounced twist, attest that we are all participants in life, not just observers, in today's world of technology and perfection. "Poor Julia" reminds us to nourish our spiritual lives, slow down, and appreciate the small things in life and love our family and friends.
Julia is an exhibiting member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi and has a studio and gallery in Jackson, Mississippi. Her work is also displayed at the Attic Gallery in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Frondren Traders in Jackson, Mississippi and Eileen West Gallery in Seaside, Florida.