Folk Art at Tito’s Vodka

Sherry Wagner will give Austin Friends of Folk Art a rare tour of her international folk art collection now permanently displayed at Tito’s Homemade Vodka. She was introduced to folk art by designer/collector Alexander Girard at HemisFair/68 in San Antonio. With a career advising museums around the world, Sherry assembled pieces from 59 countries. To quote: “I began to acquire objects that intrigued me in order to think about them, to share them with friends and family, and occasionally to use them to illustrate ideas about the creative process. I think the creative spirit expressed in these objects brings delight.”

Sherry currently is helping to plan an innovative aquarium in the island country of Cabo Verde off the coast of Senegal. She is fascinating, and so is her collection which is not generally open to the public.

Folk Art at Tito’s Vodka
2 p.m. October 30
1406 Smith Rd. Bldg. C
East Austin (off Hwy. 183)

Payment should be made in advance either through PayPal (below) or check made payable to AFFA and mailed to Jim Huff, 8410 Lone Mesa, Austin, TX 78759.  Provide a phone number if possible. 

Members ($12): https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=K9TT5GH6TVEQU

Non-Members ($15): https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4AGP595XJ4Q3Y

For questions, please contact Kaye Northcott at: kayenorthcott67@gmail.com.

 

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As an opening program for the folk art displays at the Central Library, Austin Friends of Folk Art presents the history of the organization and shares the success story of the partnership established with Travis County. From their humble beginnings to glorious achievements, this talk will give an overview of the organization’s past accomplishments and future aspirations. The folk art displays include Latin American masks, small figurines, and exceptional Alebrijes created in either Oaxacan traditional or contemporary styles. On view from September 10 – December 31.
Additional details to follow.

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