|My first sketches in attempting to create the cricket|
With Collinsville's annual annual Turkey Trot 5k Race and festival to be held on November 18th, my husband and I packed up my framed crickets ... and their prints and headed to my hometown.
One of GG's original
paintings of the Cricket will be included in the Turkey Trot raffles |
I enjoyed hearing more interesting stories about Collinsville’s history from Myles Smith, a founding member of the Collinsville Historical Association.
See more here:
I was honored to take a photo of Mr Charles Moore's 'hand created' version of the The Cricket Theatrewhile we were in the Collinsville History museum today. Little Collinsville” is a collaborative effort by Gail and Charles Moore to re-create miniature models of Collinsville buildings from the 1940s and 50s. It features buildings of importance to Collinsville in beautiful crafted detail. For more info:http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2013/07/collinsville_history_museum_te.html
GG's Historic Cricket Theatre, “limited edition” Giclee prints can now be purchased at: W V Graves & Co Inc., 63 W Main St Phone: (256) 524-2155
11x14" matted and packaged in 16x20” double mats - $35
8x10" matted and packaged in 11x14” mats - $25
Read more here about the history of and why we need to restore the Cricket:
When you buy art from an artist, you're buying more than a gift or an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of inspiration, experiments, errors and determination. There are times when artist don’t feel like creating, they may even lose their ability for periods of times; but an innate force drives us to share with the world what others cannot see. When you buy my art, you are buying a little of me … a piece of my heart. By purchasing my art it allows me to give back to the community and to continue sharing my art with others. ~ GG Burns Birmingham AL