SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY, Inc (SASi)
P.O. Box 334
301 N. Piedmont Ave.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Hours: Tues - Sat from 10 am to 4 pm and by appointment
Admission is Free
after hours 803-448-4578
“Farm Buildings to Follies”
The work of Gaston County native Rudy Rudisill will be on exhibit in the Reavis Gallery at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain, NC, February 21 through March 30. The show “Farm Buildings to Follies” consists of architecturally based metal sculptures created primarily from galvanized steel and copper. This series was inspired when driving through Texas he saw an abandoned grain elevator, with an open door swaying in the wind near the top of the structure, reminding him of a door to a house. Thus began a fascination with farm buildings and a new direction in his sculpture, all abstracted and altered with his own personal interpretation. This period led to exploring Architectural Follies, structures with no real function or purpose, expanding his work even further.
Each sculpture in this exhibit is hand fabricated from new materials, cut, folded and aged to give the appearance of an older structure that has withstood time and elements.
A working artist for over thirty-five years, Mr. Rudisill’s fabricated sheet metal sculpture has won international awards and can be found in public, corporate and private collections in North America, Europe, and Asia. Rudy’s education includes Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Appalachian Center for Crafts and workshops with the Florida Guild of Goldsmiths. He is retired from the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, NC, as an Exhibits Consultant.
“Farm Buildings to Follies” will be in the Reavis
Gallery at Southern Arts Society February 21 thru March 30. A public reception will be held Saturday,
February 25 from 6-8 p.m. This event is
free and open to the public.
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Southern Arts Society
Southern Arts Society, Inc. (SASi) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 by A.B. Mauney Snow and local artists. Our mission is to promote the arts by training the artist and educating the public to the many talents available in the community. We provide visual art displays in the community, scholarships for local students, and workshops open to all. A variety of classes in the arts and ceramics are offered throughout the year. While based in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, our membership extends throughout the Carolina's. We gladly welcome new members. All you need is a love and appreciation for the arts.