Inventive Artistry for April Fools Day
On Thursday, April 01, at 4 pm a new showing will debut at the Little Green Store and Gallery. The gallery at 820 Monte Sano Blvd in Huntsville, AL, shows the Heavy Metal Dog and Pony Art starting at 4 pm starting on April 1st and continuing through the rest of the month.
The show’s images will cause you to pause and make you think because they invoke the feeling of our everyday lives without being ordinary. There are multiple types of media, from heavy metal to wood to paintings. The details (or the lack of details, depending) cause a plethora of thoughts on these ordinary objects.
Deb Barnhart is a retired corporate executive who took up metal pouring. Her work is intuitive and heartfelt, the creation of a person who has opened up a creative place for everyone. She is not trying to be anything but her authentic self. Originality is a critical component of Barnhart’s work.
“Per Barnhart, “When people ask me, “what’s your media?” I must respond that it can be anything, but I love the feel, look, and the durability of the metals. Perhaps as we age we seek longevity, and the metals have that advantage. “
Deb thought it would be interesting to show her and her friends originality starting on April Fool’s day playing upon the built-in emotion associated with the imagination required on the day known for pranks. The art being shown is serious yet not stodgy…. inventiveness calling forth fantasy. Heavy metal pouring is not a creative tool for the unsure.
Joining Barnhart at the exhibit are her friends: Joan Potter, Cathy Zapp, Dr. Kathy Chan, Sarah Byrnes, and Robin Wade.
Make time to visit the gallery. You’ll see inventiveness applied in unique ways. Enjoy a few moments of peaceful thinking as you stroll the gallery.