Smart bets: Polka-dot Dot Dot

“Whenever there is a natural commonality amongst our artists, consciously or not, it is worth exploring,” says Betsey-Rose Weiss, owner of downtown’s American Folk art gallery. During June, Weiss’ gallery will explore and celebrate the multitude of folk-art pieces utilizing the polka dot (sometimes attributed to finger-painted dabs, according to Weiss). From elegant pottery to basic paintings, many mediums of artwork will demonstrate the prominence and dynamism of this rounded icon. “Thoughtful, bold, fun to subtle, the polka dot rocks,” Weiss says. American Folk hosts the free showing from Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m. through Wednesday, June 24, with an opening reception on Friday, June 5, from 5-8 p.m. amerifolk.com. Photo of Summer Market by Lucy Hunnicutt

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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