The Homewood Star
A14 • May 2015
Handmade Art Show returns to Patriot Park By MADOLINE MARKHAM
A variety of artists will participate in Handmade on May 9 including Jayne Harrison (clay sculptures), Joye Hehn (hand-dyed fashions), Karen Marcum (acrylic paintings), Wendy Watts (upcycled wine jewelry), Jill Lindsey (pottery), Liz Lane (watercolor and paintings), Valerie Holley (pottery) and Mary Segreto (gourds). Photo by Madoline Markham.
Homewood now has an outdoor art show to call its own, and it is returning Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For 20 years, Handmade has brought a unique selection of local artists’ works to home settings, but this is only its second event at Patriot Park. “The park setting allows more of the public to come and makes it easier for the artists to set up,” organizer Jill Lindsey said. Around 30 fiber artists, potters, glass artists, painters, woodworkers and jewelry artists will set up their wares in tents that form a circle inside the park. Organizers Lindsey and Valerie Holley, both potters, recruit local artisans who create high quality works that are, of course, made by hand for the event. They said they are always looking for new artists but also don’t take just anyone. Instead, they would rather
have a smaller number of sellers with a strong balance and variety of wares. The event will also feature live music by Woochega as well as Ferocious Dogs hot dogs and homemade ice cream from Big Spoon Creamery For the first 15 years, the show was held in the yard of its founder Carol Richard’s home. From there it moved to Cindy Parker’s Homewood home. Last fall Holley and Lindsey worked with Caroline Hubbard of the Homewood Arts Council and the Parks and Recreation Board to move it to a more public space and make it an official Homewood event. Lindsey said she has collected Handmade art for 20 years now. “It makes my home happy,” she said. “It puts a smile on my face to collect art from fellow local artists.” For more information, visit facebook.com/ HomewoodArtsCouncil.
David Phelps to perform at scholarship luncheon The Legacy League, an auxiliary of Samford University, is holding an evening with Grammy and Dove Award winner David Phelps at its annual Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, May 7. This year’s culminating event will be held at the Wright Center at Samford University. The musical evening combines an culinary feast with a one-hour concert by the member of the renowned Gaither Vocal Band. The public is invited to meet and hear Phelps at the celebration. Reservations are required, and a limited number are available. Guests may attend the 5:30 p.m. private
reception followed by the buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. These Deluxe reservations include a photo made with Phelps, dinner with reserved table seating, preferred concert seats, valet parking and a David Phelps CD. These tickets are $135 per person, of which $72.50 is tax-deductible. An $80 per person Standard reservation, of which $40 is tax deductible, includes the dinner buffet with reserved table seating and the concert. Phelps has multiple platinum-selling projects, and has received four Dove Awards and two Grammy Awards. He Phelps lives in Nashville,
Tennessee, with his wife, Lori, and their four children: Callie, Maggie Beth, Grant and Coby. Proceeds from this event will help endow a new scholarship for Samford students with significant financial need. In celebration of 100 years of teacher education at Samford, this scholarship will provide needed assistance for students pursuing a career in education. For more information and to make reservations, visit samford.edu/legacyleague . For questions, call 726-2247. David Phelps
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