Thursday, February 2, 2012

Art and Antique Gallery features Gourds in February

 Gourds--geous Gourds Get Attention
at Art and Antique Gallery
February 2012  

Rusti Nichols finishes up a rainstick musical gourd

Jeanette Keen and Gail Gowdy work on a mask
The Florida Gourd Society will hold its 14th annual State Gourd Festival from February 24-26th.  However, the public will get an early view of  the GOURD-GEOUS GOURDS created by members of the Brevard Gourd Society at an opening reception held at the Art and Antique Gallery on Friday, February 3rd.    The exhibit will be on display from Feb.  3rd through Feb. 29th.  

There are more than 1,000 species of gourds which are in the same family as the pumpkin, squash and cucumber. When this variety is dried, cleaned and prepared they can be painted, carved, woven, decorated, and burned into beautiful and unusual works of art.  Therese Ferguson, Jeannette Keen and Cynthia Perry, gallery members are also members of the Brevard Gourd Society and will have their gourds on display during the month of February.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  The public is invited to meet and greet the artists of this beautiful and unusual art form at Art and Antique Gallery opening night, Friday, February 3.          

As stated, the Florida Gourd Society will hold its 14th annual state festival in Melbourne at the Azan Shrine Temple February 24-26th.  To learn more about the festival visit  For information regarding the Brevard Gourd Society contact Therese Ferguson 321-749-6962.  

Reception/Gallery Walk – refreshments will be served

TIME:                                                  5:30 – 8:30PM
DATE:                                                 Friday, February 3, 2012 
LOCATION:                                         1419 Highland Avenue
PHONE:                                              321-253-5553

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