Wednesday, February 22, 2012
PROMOTING "HELEN LaFRANCE FOLK ART MEMORIES" BOOK AT THOMASVILLE (GEORGIA) ANTIQUES SHOW FEB. 23-26th
I'm at the Thomasville (GA) Antiques Show to promote my book "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" (by Kathy Moses, with Bruce Shelton, and foreword by Lee Kogan, American Folk Art Museum, New York). Thomasville is in southwest Georgia just aboveTallahassee and was a winter colony where the uber wealthy carved out shooting plantations and still maintain that lifestyle. Other authors at the show will be Libby Cameron & Susan Bartlett, the latter granddaughter to legendary interior designer Sister Parish, who worked on the Jock Whitney plantation outside of town; New York interior designer Thomas Jayne who applies historical materials to historical homes; and San Francisco floral designer Ron Morgan. I'm in good company! Should be a good time and hopefully many books will be sold!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
My new book is also available on amazon.com. Check it out.
Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories by Kathy Moses, with Bruce Shelton and a foreword by Lee Kogan, American Folk Art Museum, NYC, focuses on the life and work of a self-taught Southern artist whose specialty is visually recording a fast-disappearing way of life. Born in western Kentucky in 1919, Helen LaFrance is the rare artist who is able to work deftly in more than one medium. She is an exceptional painter, quilter, wood carver, and Biblical interpreter. However, her real skill is her ability to connect with the viewer emotionally through the memories they both share. She paints scenes of a time and place that so many of us can respond to. These paintings fall into a category of American folk art known as Memory Painting.
www.just-looking-antiques.com AND www.sheltongallery.com.