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Kerr Arts and Cultural Center’s annual Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show

Susan Ashley

Humans have worked with gourds for thousands of years, crafting them into everything from drinking vessels to musical instruments. The bulbous shape is also a beautiful medium for artists, which is evident at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center’s annual Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show. The juried show and sale, May 21-June 28, 2015, features about 150 pieces from 30 artists. Their artworks, which must be at least 50 percent gourd, range from sculptures to elaborately painted, engraved, and woven gourds. The show’s free awards reception at 1 p.m. May 23 will bestow honors in categories like Southwest theme, fiber works, and mixed media.

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