Kudzu Lampshades with Beth Phillips - Eventeny

Kudzu Lampshades with Beth Phillips

event Jul 22 1:00 pm - Jul 22 4:00 pm
(GMT-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
1922 5th Street, Northport, Alabama 35476, United States
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Hosted by Kentuck Art Center & Festival

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Jul 22 1:00 pm - Jul 22 4:00 pm
(GMT-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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1922 5th Street, Northport, Alabama 35476, United States

Join Beth Phillips on July 22, 2023 to create your own unique kudzu lampshade! Using a wire frame lampshade that has had the fabric removed, students will fashion their own Kudzu Vine Lampshade with locally wild harvested Kudzu vines. Assorted lampshade frames will be provided or you can bring your own. IF you choose to bring your own lampshade, it would need to be a smaller shade (10” tall max) to allow enough time to finish during the time allotment of the class. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. This class is limited to participants 18+. This class has a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12. If the minimum is not met, participants will be refunded. This workshop is non-refundable after the registration deadline passes. Please email mbell@kentuck.org with any questions. About Beth Phillips: Beth Phillips was raised on a dairy farm in southern Tennessee, and, as she was nearing her high school graduation, Beth knew that she wanted nothing more than to move to the city and leave the country behind. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts, Beth moved to Atlanta and began working in galleries and art education centers, which put her own work on the backburner. By the time Beth was in her mid-30s, she had moved to Birmingham’s “wonderful eclectic” Southside neighborhood and was a mother to two young children. Living on a dead-end nestled against a kudzu-covered, hilly lot, Beth and her two children spent their time outside exploring. Beth’s children showed an interest in what could be made from the extremely long, fast-growing kudzu vines that made their way into their backyard. They began wrapping sticks and making wreaths, and, although her kids lost interest after a few days, Beth began using kudzu as a sculpting medium, creating very large figurative work that filled their backyard and gained the attention of a local neighbor who invited Beth for her first exhibition! Beth’s constant experimentation with kudzu has led her on a twelve-year journey—learning about kudzu and its benefits and how to best manipulate the vines. Her work is now free-form and open weave in her one-of-a-kind spheres and lampshades, and, when lit from the inside, gives a dramatic display of like and shadow. Beth also draws on inspiration from nature, fairy, and goddess imagery to create her figurative sculptures that celebrate the Divine Feminine and the wild, raw beauty of the nature world. Beth Phillips moved back to the country and calls Rogersville, Alabama her home with her guitar-playin husband, 3 dogs, 3 cats, and two adult children who come back to visit from time to time. Her work can be found online at , at Homegrown Art Gallery in Sheffield Alabama, and Kentuck’s Gallery Shop in Northport, Alabama as well as numerous private collections throughout the US. This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Parking instructions
This class will be held in our Georgine Clarke building at 1922 5th Street, Northport, AL 35476. The entrance is on 5th Street across from the Anders Hardware parking lot. Look for red sculptures out front and glass doors! There is a parking lot next to this building, and participants are also welcome to park in Downtown Northport.

Tickets

Price: $5-65
Registration for Kudzu Lampshades
$65.00 / each
+$4.40 FEES
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Non-refundable
Thank you for purchasing a ticket to this class! If you are Ken-Folk (a member of Kentuck) of the Museum level or higher, please give us a call at 205-758-1257 during Kentuck’s hours to... + More
$5 Donation to Kentuck
$5.00 / each
+$0.64 FEES
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$10 Donation to Kentuck
$10.00 / each
+$0.96 FEES
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Non-refundable
$20 Donation to Kentuck
$20.00 / each
+$1.58 FEES
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Hosted by Kentuck Art Center & Festival

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