Arts, crafts will be a draw

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2000

at Jean Lake Festival


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May 2, 2000 10 PM

The 18th Annual Jean Lake Festival promises to be one of the best ever.

The festival will be the site of the JazzFest featuring some of the best high school and univeristy jazz bands in the area.

In addition, the arts and crafts area will be filled with a larger-than-usual number of exhibitors who will display a wide variety of works.

A partial list of artists and craftsmen include: Albert Anderson, Houston, Texas, painting; Isaac Behar, Enterprise, woodcraft; Shirley Birdsong, Fairhope, painting; Matt Brabbam, Jay, Fla., pottery; Frankie, Buckley, Stringer, Miss., painting.

Helen Burch, Opp, painted woodcraft; Gerald Burchfield, Opp, blacksmith; Sandra Butler, Troy, bead jewelry; Beryl Chesnutt, Montgomery, Garden Goyles; Troy Crisswell, Calera, painting.

Rickie Coon, Dothan, assembled jewelry; John Mora, Ft. Rucker, woodcraft-turned pens; Troy Art Guild, group exhibition; Sand and Nancy Day, Kent, birdhouses/woodwork.

Mark Perkins, Ramer, airbush; Elaine Catoe, Andalusia, handcrated earwear; Doug Odom, Headland, Re-do’s folk art; Charles Adams, Troy, stained glass; John Carlson, Birmingham, water color painting; Donna Ernest; Buford, Ga., candles; Jamey Cochran, Newton, pioneer furniture/Indian crafts.

Alice Cryer, Arab, bead jewelry; Lynda French, Somerville, painting; Robert Haygens, Opp, white oak baskets; Bill Hill, Trafford, painting; Charles Lee, Goshen, birdhouses; Jane and Louis Martin, Ozark, wood items and dolls.

Jim Newby, Huntsville, hammock chairs; Doug Paramore, New Brockton, photography, Janet Pope, Marianna, Fla., pressed flowers and herbs; Dawn Prietz, Marianna, Fla. pottery; Robert and Susan Reed, Enterprise, cast jewelry.

Lyn Shoults, Montgomery, creative quilts; Pam Snellgrove, La Grange, Ga., blown glass; Wayne Snellgrove, La Grange, Ga. carved birds; Ralph Taylor, Phenix City, painting; John Warr, Scottsboro, Civil War art.

Jerry and Dottie Wheat, Wetumpka, driftwood plant containers, Celeste Wise, Clarksdale, Miss., wooden spoons; Charlotte Wood, Troy, handmade soap; Arthur Smith, Birmingham, portraits; David Plunkett, Dothan, pottery and Cheryl Foster, Pensacola, Fla., cabbage pottery.

Other exhibitors may be added before show time.