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Kay Miller: June Artist of the Month at Gallery 104
June 1, 2015 @ 11:00 am - June 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Kay Miller is June Artist of the Month at Gallery 104!
Kay Miller, Long Leaf Pine Needle Basket Artist is June Artist of the Month at Gallery 104. Miller describes her basket making journey as follows:
“On display in the Orlando Airport was a bowl made from the beautiful Long Leaf Pine Needle. Upon researching this artwork, I discovered it was used in daily lives of the ancient Florida Indians. During the Civil War, all fabric made was used to make uniforms for the soldiers, therefore, southerners resorted to making such items as hats out of this product of nature.”
Upon finding a small reference book on this long lost art, Miller decided to make items from this product. The pieces of art are created from needles fallen from the long leaf pine needle. Other materials used in creating this artwork are hand crafted by Miller or others from ceramic, clay, wood, walnuts, stone, glass, sea shells and more. Miller uses a variety of stitches, from artificial sinew, and/or waxed linen, as one continuous coil to spiral the design.
Each piece is unique. A design is developed as Miller works on each piece. There are not patterns to this work.
Gallery 104 is owned and operated by the Arts Association of Oldham County. It is located at 104 E. Main Street, La Grange. For more information, contact Kathy Dowling, Executive Director, 502-222-3822 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit the gallery’s website at http://aaooc.org/