“The Sacred & The Secular” is a selection of Nativity scenes and Santas from local collectors that have been added to the Gallery, to add a holiday flare to the Fx2 Regional Photography exhibit.
Nativity sets include one from Cathy Walton Drummer and Wanda Walton with numerous extra features set the stable scene: a well, water pots- even a fire to take of the chill of the night air for the shepherds, Wise Men and Mary, Joseph and the Christ Child. A second ceramic set from St Andrew’s Episcopal Church includes fewer figures but lots of mosaic sparkle. Other sets include a small white china set by Lenox, a highly colorized set of figures made of anodized titanium, by South Carolina jeweler Truman Teed and an African set made with banana leaves and wire that is eloquent in its simplicity.
The Santas are just plain fun! Many are hand made and use all sorts of materials from kitchen funnels to felted wool. Why not take a break from all the stress of the season and come enjoy these pieces? Just grab your mask and come enjoy the shows– and don’t forget to vote for your favorite photo for the People’s Choice award in the Fx2 Regional Photography show! On display until December 28, but the Center will be closed at 1 pm on Christmas eve and Christmas Day!