Next Installment of First Friday at Haynie’s Corner
May 6, 2016 from 6 to 9 pm
Billy Hedel a featured artist at Patchwork Central
Billy Hedel will be out and about with his little red art wagon this Friday, hitting all the hot spots and selling small works on canvas and paper, both framed and not, priced from $ 15 to $ 100. These works have a “Town & Country” theme – urban and rural landscapes.
That theme continues with a simultaneous show at Patchwork Central (100 Washington at SE Sixth in Blackford’s Grove). This show will consist of larger works, mostly paintings of architectural portraits and nature scenes. Also included are the first trio of a new series of Billy’s not-often made and sought after wire sculptures – a rhinoceros, a mother giraffe, and her son.
Patchwork also will be exhibiting work by the participants and staff of the Arts & Smarts program, which just concluded its school year programming before kicking in to high gear for the summer sessions. Billy will donate 35% of all sales at Patchwork to A&S. Billy recently spoke to the children there about the importance of storm water conservation and the use of rain barrels for that purpose, using his own rain barrel as an illustration. That fern-themed barrel has been travelling about town (Funk in the City, the Civic Center, WEHT) promoting the auction of these artist-made barrels in support of local not-for-profits. Proceeds from the sale of Billy’s barrel will go to the Haynie’s Corner Arts District Association, the sponsor of First Friday @ HC.
Billy is working on several private commissions. Contact us if you would like a price guide or to get on his schedule with your own project. A recent trend has been paintings of churches where marriages took place and first homes as wedding gifts. A guaranteed unique present that is sure to please.