Mud, Sugar, Pencil, & Paint
- Jan 19–Apr 20, 2021
- Huntsville International Airport
While these four words seem as they have no common link, these are actually the main mediums used by well-known folk artists Jimmy Lee Sudduth and Mose Tolliver, better known as Mose T. Not all great artists attended art schools. Many artists were shaped primarily by lessons learned from family, community, work, and spiritual experiences. Some paint on canvas but others depended on more readily available materials.
These outsider artists used discarded materials and everyday objects to create beautiful works of art. Both from rural South Alabama, they are recognized for their range of subjects including animals around them, people they knew or saw, houses and buildings, fruit, and many things between. Jimmy Lee and Mose T’s distinctive works are exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C., the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, and many more.
This exhibit would not have been possible without the generosity of the patrons of the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. Special thank you to Trudy Grisham, Kim and Jeff Hallmark, and Tammie Clark.
The Community Art Wall Series: Huntsville Ballet Company