Arthur Smith of Fairhope, Alabama, will be among six visual artists to join 11 antiques dealers for Art 'n Antiques Thursday through Saturday at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus. Smith will create portraits in pastels by appointment. To make an appointment, contact Visit Columbus, 662-329-1191.
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October 27, 2018 10:00:40 PM
Fine antiques and visual artists come together under one roof Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3 as Art 'n Antiques returns to the Golden Triangle. The show and sale presented by Visit Columbus and the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation features a diverse selection of antiques dealers from Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida and Georgia. In addition, artists Faye Asadi, Rick Barnard, Virginia Branch, Lee Gibson, Arthur Smith and Linda Sneed will be on hand with original paintings and photographic prints. Smith will be doing portraits on site by appointment.
"This is just going to be a really great show," said Nancy Carpenter, executive director of Visit Columbus and the Heritage Foundation. "We want this to be an event that will enhance the culture and quality of life in Columbus."
All events take place at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., in downtown Columbus.
Free preview party
Art 'n Antiques opens with a complimentary wine and cheese preview party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, free to the public.
The show and sale is open Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A Friday morning highlight includes complimentary coffee and pastries at 8:30 a.m., followed by a free 9 a.m. presentation on Swedish Mora clocks by Ella Benton, of Vivian Estelle Designs. To ensure seating, get complimentary tickets for Benton's presentation at Visit Columbus, 117 Third St. S., or at the door, until seats fill.
Antiques dealers include several returning from past shows, with porcelain, vintage linens, furniture, lamps, sterling pieces, jewelry and more.
Ralph Null and David Richardson of Columbus will offer a selection of fine rugs this year, Carpenter said. Angela Boudreaux of Antique Restoration Studio in Cordova, Tennessee, returns, providing restoration of porcelain and pottery, and repair services on glass and crystal.
William Cawood of Rome, Georgia, is new to Art 'n Antiques. He specializes in antique maps; the vast majority are pre-1900. His earliest dates to 1493.
"We have a large selection of American maps, state maps, city maps, coastal maps, city views," Cawood told The Dispatch. "We also sell maps of every country. If you ask me for a map of Fiji, Ireland, Italy, Austria, New Zealand, South Africa, Asian countries, I have them."
Additional dealers include Heritage Jewelry, Emma's Antiques, Vieux Carre, Dianne Currie Antiques, Vivian Estelle Designs, Poor Richards, Town and Country Vintage Linens and Textiles and Fleur de Lis Antiques.
Visual artists will offer original paintings including landscapes, florals and still lifes. Rick Barnard will have nature and landscape photographic prints.
Arthur Smith of Fairhope, Alabama, will do 16-by-20-inch portraits in pastels on site, by appointment. After taking a photograph of each subject, Smith usually makes a preliminary drawing that evening, followed up by a brief sitting the next day. He is then usually able to complete the portrait within an hour or so.
"I've always loved to draw, since I was a little kid," said the Troy, Alabama-native with degrees in art and geology.
Portraits are $100; add $50 per additional subject. Make appointments by contacting Visit Columbus at 662-329-1191, or calling 662-574-2036.
"I'm honored and grateful to be able to take part in something like this, and thankful to the people of Columbus for welcoming me to their city," said Smith, who will return to Columbus in early December.
"People coming to Art 'n Antiques will be able to watch some of these artists, like Arthur Smith and Antique Restoration Studio, at work," said Carpenter. Even Bulldog fans, she added, will have time Saturday to visit the show and still attend or watch Mississippi State's game that evening.
For more information about Art 'n Antiques, call Visit Columbus, 662-329-1191.
IF YOU GO:
WHO: Visit Columbus and Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation
WHAT: Art 'n Antiques Show and Sale
WHEN: Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 1-3
WHERE: Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., Columbus
TICKETS: All events free. (Complimentary tickets to ensure seating for Friday morning presentation are available at Visit Columbus, 117 Third St. S., 662-329-1191.)
Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.
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