Smart bets: Wish List Celebration

“Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards Man. What else is on your holiday list?” asks American Folk Art. The gallery has been readying its own list (and checking it twice), but this is not a ledger of mere desires. Instead, throughout the year, American Folk Art compiled a “gift closet” stocked with special works from the 40 artists whom the gallery showcases. This year’s exhibition includes ornament-sized paintings by Liz Sullivan, “wonderfully ridiculous” carved opossum, pig and bear ornaments by Lonnie and Twyla Money, and ornaments fashioned from foraged local lichens, mica and honeycombs by Ona Cavey. The show opens for Black Friday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m., and runs through Thursday, Dec. 31. Pictured, “Junior Bug Gospel Sings with Angels” by James A. Snipe

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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