Meet artist Martha Beadle and hear her talk about her First Floor West Gallery exhibit, From My Hands. Martha will talk about her work and her process as well as answer questions.
About the artist:
Martha Beadle’s mid-life crisis resulted not in a change of heart, but (excuse the pun) a change of art. When Beadle turned 50, she decided to utilize her well-honed skills of needlepoint and handwork and meld them with her love of poetry and art. The result–wildly colorful, intricate creations anchored with a quotation or a line of poetry.
“My sister said I was a bit eccentric,” said Beadle. “So now I refer to my work as ‘Needle Eccentricities.’”
Beadle, who considers herself a folk-artist, puts heart and soul into each work. Her multi-media pieces use scrapes of fabrics, buttons, beads, seashells, dried flowers and other items. These pieces deal with her family which includes her husband and three children in their twenties, one with Down Syndrome. There was even a piece celebrating her father’s 80th Birthday.
“Sometimes it’s hard to share thoughts, fears or feelings,” said Beadle. “It’s easier when I put it on the fabric.”
- May 26, 2018
- Location: 2211 Seminole Drive, Huntsville, AL
- Phone: (256) 533-0399
- Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Price: No admission charged