Storytelling Time with Marian Baker

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts presents Storytelling Time, an exhibit and talk with contemporary folk artist, Marian Baker November 27 – December 28. Baker has  been producing folk art for almost a decade that is inspired by her own family stories. She describes her artwork as “scruffy” with a dose of humor. Baker lives in Oneonta, AL and began painting from old family photographs. “Once I started painting, my memories all started coming back to me,” she said.
Baker will share some of the stories in her paintings Monday night, November 27 at 6PM at her gallery talk or “storytelling time.” Her unique use of materials in layers produce subtle charm in her characters. Her subjects vibrate with a determined sense of presence, whether it be a farm animal, tomato, watermelon, or great aunt. She calls her studio Blockhead Art Studio after the style of the characters she brings to life. Baker’s artwork has been featured in several movies and she has been a distinguished artist in many galleries and art festivals.

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