At The Gallery

August 1 - 31

Mountain Valley Arts Council is excited to announce the next exhibit in our 2017 lineup, which features a collection of original paintings by Sue Kirkpatrick. The exhibit opens August 2nd and runs through August 31st.

Sue Kirkpatrick, originally from Franklin County Alabama,  moved to Arab in October, 2012. Before turning to art, she was a third-generation school teacher.  After retiring, she  decided to create a flower picture on paper with crayons and watercolor pencils. After that she started "painting" more pictures. Her goal was to paint children’s portraiture, so she set out on a mission to learn everything she could about art. She studied under several renowned artists such as Tim Stevenson, Robin Roberts, James Brantley, Marc Hanson, Kevin Menck, Martha Carpenter, Kim English, Quang Ho, and Bill Fletcher.

“Working with color and particularly oil paint on canvas is especially thrilling for me! There are many aspects of oil paint that I love.  Whether studio painting or en plein air painting, just learning the value of color, composing the structure of a painting, and painting light and shadow are just some things that I love working on.” - Sue Kirkpatrick

There will be an artist reception showcasing Sue Kirkpatrick's work at the MVAC ART Gallery on Thursday August 3rd from 5-7pm. 

MVAC is in dire need of art supplies, and we are calling on the people of Marshall County to help us. These supplies will then be utilized by county agencies such as the Crain Court Youth Center, the Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates, Guntersville Child Development Centers of Marshall County, Kelley’s Rainbow Shelter, the Child Advocacy Center, and many more. Some of the supplies needed include but aren’t limited to: pencils, crayons, coloring pages, and cardboard.