SHELBY COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL is proud to present our Annual Liberty Day Exhibit “Two Sisters” featuring the paintings of Diane Ellis and the pottery of Sylvia McDonald. The Shelby County Arts Council would like to thank Stancil Handley for his sponsorship of this exciting exhibit.
The Arts Council will open its doors for an opening reception on the eve of Liberty Day, Friday, June 29, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. This reception is free and open to the public. The artists will be present on Friday night and also on Saturday, June 30th, from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Sisters Diane Bentley Ellis and Sylvia Bentley McDonald have shared a passion for art and craft all their lives. Between them they have experimented in watercolor painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, pastel and pencil drawing, stained glass, pottery, mixed media, glass painting, glass and bottle slumping, jewelry making, knitting, basket weaving, mosaics, and creative sewing. Some of these interests have stuck while others have been left behind. Currently, Diane is most involved in oil painting. This show will feature watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings of scenes from her travels and a series of paintings called “Behind the Scene.” Sylvia has settled into wheel thrown and hand-built pottery for the last six years since her retirement from teaching. Presented in “Sisters” are examples of her decorative and functional stoneware pottery.
Shelby County Arts Council Gallery is located in Columbiana, Alabama.
104 Mildred Street
Columbiana, AL 35051