One Man Show windows on display through Oct. 8 in downtown Stuttgart

Monica Petter acquired the next-put award in art. Her is effective are displayed at Farmers and Merchants Bank.

The Grand Prairie Arts and Crafts Guild has displayed its “One Man Clearly show Windows” in conjunction with the 67th Yearly Grand Prairie Pageant of the Arts. The shows will be showcased until this Friday, Oct. 8. Participating artist Kay Sparks reported retailers in downtown Stuttgart have authorized contributors to exhibit shows in their window areas.

“It is so amazing that these distributors downtown, who appear ahead to this just about every year, thoroughly clean out their windows and not do any of their advertising and marketing. They do this for us, and I feel that is a privilege,” Sparks reported.

This is the 40th year of the window displays. Each and every 12 months, artists style their personal displays that contain photography, wonderful art, or crafts. They are judged on originality and high-quality.

“Whatever anybody is into, they get to exhibit it. There are no guidelines if it is handcrafted, images, or a thing that you have accomplished,” Sparks claimed.

Any artist can participate in the yearly show, even if they are not a member of the Grand Prairie Arts and Crafts Guild.

“You do not have to be connected with any affiliation. It expenses $10 for a window, and you could get dollars, ribbons, and bragging rights. If you are a photographer, a great artist, or if you do arts and crafts, you are welcome to join,” Sparks mentioned.

Sparks explained there are about 15 window displays this calendar year. She explained group customers who go seem at the handcrafted exhibits will not be unhappy.

“They are going to be wanting at the ideal that our area craftsmen and artists have. I consider this yr we have a fantastic group of artists,” Sparks explained.

2021 winners

This year’s winners contain a number of area artists, together with Sparks herself. Sparks gained the initially-position award in art, the initially-position award in crafts, and the 2nd-spot award in pictures. Her artwork is shown at Freemyer’s Very best Manufacturers Moreover, her crafts are demonstrated at The Office environment Store, and her images is viewable at Two Sisters Boutique.

Monica Petter obtained the 2nd-spot award in artwork and the to start with-area award in photography. Her art show is at Farmers and Retailers Bank and her photography show is at Coker Hampton Drug Co. and Present Shop.

Teressa Pitts received the 3rd-place award in art. Her operates are exhibited at Etcetera and Buerkle Drug Co.

Shelley Barber acquired the third-spot award in crafts. Her creations are exhibited at Lincare and Polka Dots.

Charlotte Stauber received the next-position award in crafts. Her operates are shown at Lincare.

Bill Shrum received the 3rd-spot award in pictures. His shots are shown at BancorpSouth.

Nancy Turner gained an award in the craft class. Her crafts are displayed at Stedman’s Inc. Ace Components.

So much, the displays have been loved by a number of Stuttgart people.

“It has been well supported. Stuttgart is blessed with a terrific artwork group. Art lives on the Grand Prairie, and I am so glad,” Sparks said.

The Arts Heart of the Grand Prairie’s Arts and Crafts Guild

The Arts and Crafts Guild is a single of the quite a few golf equipment that is presented by means of the Arts Heart of the Grand Prairie in Stuttgart. It expenses $20 every single 12 months to be a member of the guild, which fulfills the initially Saturday of just about every thirty day period at the Stuttgart General public Library. Sparks explained the arts heart offers numerous other groups for individuals of all interests.

“There is a quilting club, a knitting and crocheting club, a pictures club, and the arts and crafts club. There is some thing for everybody,” Sparks reported.

To discover much more data about all the clubs for spot artists, people can make contact with the Arts Centre of the Grand Prairie at 870-673-1781.

The window displays are held in conjunction with the 67th Annual Grand Prairie Pageant of the Arts. The festival’s Visual Arts Group is on show now at the center at 108 W. 12th St. via Thursday, Oct. 28. The centre asks that those people wishing to look at the show, specifically large groups, phone to agenda an appointment. All people to the museum are needed to don masks.

An open up household for the pageant will be held at the center nowadays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The party is open to the community. 

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