Monday, January 16, 2006

Folk Art on Display in January

Various examples of folk art are on display in the Library in January. The flat display case near the Circulation Desk contains pieces made by Zanesville artist Ken Tucker. Tucker uses salvaged wood, scraps of cloth, wire, beads, and foil from cigarette packs for his media. He prefers fingernail polish to paint and often uses Elmer's glue to seal his surfaces. The entry foyer display contains wood carvings made by JB Neeland, another artisit from Muskingum County. In addition, a collection of "whimsies in a bottle" created by an unknown artist are on display. Many of the pieces displayed follow religious themes, depicting angels and the Crucifixion. The artwork on display comes from the collection of Jim Henceroth of Norwich. Jim is a retired art therapist. His wife, Cynthia, works as a Learning Consultant for Muskingum's Center for Advancement of Learning.