Oaks on Oak

Dates: December 1-31, 2016
Pyrography by Kathleen Kirk Stoves

Pyrography: “The art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point.” The Small Room will feature the pyrography of Kathleen Kirk Stoves. This young artist, originally from South Jersey, migrated South when she was accepted into Spring Hill College in 2007.  While there, she majored in Studio Art with a focus in oil painting.  Since graduation she has kept a working studio, finding a love for pyrography about a year ago. According the Kathleen, “Since my arrival in Mobile, I have been in awe of the oak trees. They add such beauty to this city and possess a certain kind of magic that is undeniable.  I am reverent to their magnificence and history.”  Due to her appreciation for the oaks of Mobile, she decided to burn their likeness into oak wood pieces, paying homage to their original state. Kathleen’s exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of December. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, December 9th, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9 – 5 on weekdays for most of December, and will be open weekends during Sunday Funday (the 11th) and Holiday Market on the Square (the 17th). The gallery will be closed through Christmas break, from December 26 – 30.

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