Art Club to
show off talent of its members
inspiration was basis for Winghams talent
(October 2007) Lillie Wingham of Madison,
Ind., started painting not because she was personally interested in
it, but because her sister was.
My sister didnt drive and wanted to go to art classes,
she said. Wingham told her sister that if she found a teacher from the
University of Kentucky to give art classes, then Wingham would drive
them to the lessons.
by Ashlie Petrakos
Wingham, a Madison Art Club
member, displays a painting
she recently completed.
That was 30 years ago, and Wingham has been painting ever
Wingham has participated in the Madison Art Clubs Regional Show
since its beginnings, and this year is no different.
The regional show opens at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, with a public reception
at the gallery on 301 E. Main St., Madison. The reception will last
until 4 pm with music from the group the Wild Child and food. Prizes
will be awarded during this time. The judge for this years show
is award-winning artist John Michael Carter of Louisville. The paintings
for the show will be on display until Nov. 9.
Winghams preferred subject matter in her paintings is still life,
although I sell a lot of landscapes, she said. Wingham works
in acrylics, oils, watercolors and pastels.
Everyday beauty and her home inspire much of Winghams work, she
Ive worked to express to people what fine art means and
give an appreciation for it, Wingham, 71, said.
This is the eighth year for the art show. Wingham and Lee Featherstone
organized the first judged show with prizes at the public library. After
the Art Club obtained the gallery, shows continued there.
Featherstone had been attending different art shows outside of Madison
and decided that she wanted to start one in town to bring in local artists
who were not a part of the Art Club.
Each year theres different work and different winners,
Featherstone said. It encourages people to paint more.
For more information, call (812) 265-3135
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