Photo courtesy of Herb Patterson.
Shelby Hoover Art Show
Herb Patterson prepares his artwork for the Hoover/Shelby Art Association Fall Show.
The Hoover/Shelby Art Association is changing things up this year for their fall show.
Instead of a one-day show in Chelsea, the artists will have a month long display at the Shelby County Arts Center in Columbiana.
“We have been having our show in Chelsea for the last three years,” said Association President Edna Sealey. “This year, we decided to have it somewhere else.”
With an opening reception scheduled for Oct. 9, the exhibit will run until Nov. 9.
Artist Herb Patterson of Hoover is in his third year with the Hoover/Shelby Art Association. In his first show in the spring of 2014, his mobiles won first prize in the craft section.
Patterson said he likes the idea of a longer exhibit. He said it’s also great that the gallery employees take care of the sales for them.
“I think it’s a good opportunity for us,” he said. “When you do a one-day show, it’s kind of intense with putting up the tent and artwork and getting everything there and displaying it and taking it down. This will be a lot less work, and each artist can have four or five pieces on display and for sale.”
Patterson specializes in hanging mobiles and has been making them for about five years. He uses items like prisms and glass in his creations. He has a unique way to display them at the SCAC.
“I made a wire suspension that comes out from the wall so the mobiles can twirl and move, but take up a small amount of wall space,” he said. “They are made in the (Alexander) Calder style. I picked up on that and loved putting them together. I’m a physics and math major and was looking for an artistic outlet.”
For more information, visit hoovershelbyart.com.