Melissa Peek, Director of the Princeton Art Guild, in studio, September 7, 2017
Melissa Peek, Director of the Princeton Art Guild, was in studio Wednesday morning to talk to WPKY about the Art on Main exhibit during this year’s Black Patch Heritage Festival, as well as several other things going on at the Art Guild.
Art on Main will be set up on both sides of the street in front of the Art Guild Saturday, September 9th, during Black Patch and will feature 21 different vendors including: Ham Bone Apparel, Simply Bonded Sisters, DD Woodturnings, Silver Linings Accessories, Chi Dye, Cannon Kitchens, Lincoln Hawkins, Backyard Creations, and much more. Also, Guild Members Daniel and Misty Childress will be on the east end of Main Street selling pork chop sandwiches and Misty’s famous lemon shake ups.
Melissa then told listeners of the 200 Reasons Why collaborative art exhibit that will be a celebration of Princeton’s 200th year, as well as the building the Art Guild is in, which was built in 1817. Melissa and the Art Guild want to showcase 200 artists from Princeton and Caldwell County for the exhibit that will be shown in October and November. Melissa is asking for people to submit one piece of art for the exhibit and pieces can be anything, paintings, drawings, woodworkings, sculptures, photography, and more. If you’re interested in entering a piece you can call Melissa at the Art Guild at 270-365-3959.
Melissa then encouraged people to stop by the Art Guild on Saturday to view Cedar Lee’s “Eclipse” exhibit, which was made specifically for the Princeton Art Guild and will be there until September 30th.
She then mentioned the Annual Artisan Festival on Saturday, October 7th, from noon to 8PM at Eddy Grove Vineyard. The event will feature arts vendors as well as the Art Guild’s singer/songwriters series from noon until 5PM and then Princeton’s own, Alonzo Pennington, will end out the night.
You can catch the full interview with Melissa Peek below.