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Irving Folk Art Exhibits – call for artists FREE


The Irving Heritage Society, the Entertainment Series of Irving, and the City of Irving are sponsoring a community-wide event:


The honoree is folk artist and book illustrator Will Moses, a fourth generation member of the renowned Moses family. Will’s art will be on display at the Irving Arts Center for three months and various activities are planned around the city.


Irving Art Association is sponsoring TWO simultaneous folk art exhibits FREE for Irving residents and local artists to enter. One at IAA’s gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts (2-D only) and another at the West Irving Library (2-D and 3-D). 

Or use the Reservation Form: FolkArtCallBrochure – turn in at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts or the West Irving Library by March 23rd for a reservation. Or mail to Irving Art Association, PO Box 153581, Irving TX 75015-3581. Drop-ins accepted on March 26th if there is room.  For questions, contact Sharon Giles at iaaexhibits@gmail.com or 972-570-7565.

Folk art is a term not easily defined. It includes art from indigenous cultures and self-taught artists. In contrast to “fine art”, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative. It is characterized by a naive style, where the rules of proportion and perspective may not be used, and is simple, direct, and mostly colorful. Some overlapping genres are ethnic art, naive art, popular art, outsider art, and working-class art.

Folk art includes a range of utilitarian and decorative media: cloth, wood, paper, clay, canvas, metal, etc. Examples include: weathervanes, old store signs and carved figures, itinerant portraits, carousel and rocking horses, and painted game boards.

For more about the exhibit see http://irvingartassociation.org/2016/02/irving-folk-art-exhibits-celebrating-irving-call-for-artists/

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