Join us on Wednesday, July 18 to Lunch & Learn about the Dixie Art Colony spin-off known as "The Bayou Painters."
This free event to be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 5375 US Highway 231 in Wetumpka, on July 18, 2018, from 11:00 noon until 1:00 pm is open to all interested parties. Those wishing to participate in lunch should arrive at 11:00 am. The program will start promptly at 11:45 am. Trinity Episcopal Church is located in Wetumpka directly across from McDonalds and Winn Dixie. There is no charge for the program or the optional lunch.
The 60-minute program will begin with an overview of the history of Alabama's coastal towns of Bayou La Batre and Coden. Bayou La Batre was founded in 1786 and prior to the hurricane of 1906, both the communities of Bayou La Batre and Coden were well known as a vacation destination populated with numerous high-end resorts. To this day, the area has never fully recovered from the devastating September 27, 1906, hurricane that claimed 150 lives along the Gulf Coast.
The presentation will focus on the years 1946 though 1953, which were the years that the Dixie Art Colony spin-off know as "The Bayou Painters" met in the two coastal villages. The presentation will include examples of original coastal artwork produced by Kelly Fitzpatrick, Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon, Genevieve Southerland, and Billy Wilson. The slideshow will also include examples of artwork by other colonists including George Bryant and vintage photographs of "The Bayou Painters" and Alabama's Gulf Coast.
For more in formation call: 334.513.1086