18th Annual SOFA Chicago and Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art. Side by side in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
We will be featuring the Marionettes of Richard McClead as well as new work by Karl Mullen, Bill Miller, Amber Groome, and many others.
We have a few passes left for the show, contact me if you would like one: email@example.com
An incredible thing happened during the Folk Art Walking Stick show at the Columbus Museum of Art last year. John Habela, who had recently moved to Columbus, was asked to bring some of his carved sticks to a lecture by curator Michael Hall. I knew on the spot that I wanted to exhibit them, even before I saw his wonderfully obsessive drawings.
In his own words: “Dreamsticks, as I like to call them, are like magical advertising systems, offering protection from evil. They can be both psychological and physical weapons, keeping you balanced and fending off foes.
I like to refer to my drawings as “psycho renderings”. They come from deep within and are an obsession of mine. If I did not draw them, I wonder what mayhem might occur”.