Join us for the artist reception for The Weathered South from 5-7pm in the GPAC lobby before the TAO: Drum Heart performance. Paintings by Lacy Lee Walt & Co will be on display in the GPAC Lobby Gallery from March 2- April 3, 2018 and can be viewed during normal business hours (M-F from 10-5pm).
Lacey Lee Walt has been creating art for most of her life and draws her inspiration from rural settings that bring to mind memories of years past. Having grown up in the south and spent much of her time driving the backroads, she has always been attracted to the long-neglected structure or battered fence-line. This same pull influences her recollections of heading south on summer trips to the beach - the road-side shacks and wind-swept sand dunes, and the craggy landscapes. So it is that the winding roads, forgotten churches, old farmhouses, timeworn barns, white cotton fields and wrinkled beaches fill her current body of work. These old, abandoned buildings call out in silence to tell of the years of life within their walls.
This show will be the first "family event" as Lacey will be combining her work with several pieces from her family. Lacey's medium of choice is textured acrylic on canvas. Her husband Andrew has been a craftsman for years, constructing creative woodwork designs and furniture. Their young adult children are carrying on the creative genes, each expressing their art in various forms. Millie's graphic design, Gus's woodworks, and Drew's sculptures will add to the depth of art form for this show.
The Walts have lived in the Mid-South since childhood and share a love of the beauty within the weathered buildings and aged materials of the south.