Prairie Arts Council Hosts Dave Taylor’s ‘A Funky Folk Art Exhibit’ for May – Shaw Local

The Prairie Arts Council will host Dave Taylor and “A Funky Folk Art Exhibition” at the PAC Gallery for the month of May.

“I consider myself an artist alchemist,” Taylor said. “In other words, I am an artist who transforms or creates my pieces through a seemingly magical process.”

The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 6 and the gallery will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through May 29. The gallery is located at 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton.

“Although my creative process and my subject matter have changed over the past 22 years, some things have remained consistent in my art,” Taylor said. “I always try to put a smile on your face with every piece, make it affordable, and create it in a way that owners want to pass it down through many generations.”

Taylor will have over 40 new pieces he has created over the past few years. Most have never been seen in the area.

Visitors will see most of his pieces fall into one of three types of mediums: cut-out paper collages, cut-out tin can collages, or mosaics, and wood assemblages.

“Funky Folk Art can be a confusing style, but once you see my work you’ll know exactly what it’s all about. Colorful, eclectic, different and desirable come to mind,” Taylor said. “I also think it’s important for people to know how important the creative process is to me as an artist.”

Much of her work is created from salvaged and found objects. Most items are wall art with some shelf pieces. Visitors will find his art has lots of color, detail and is eclectic.

“I really love the process of creating my art, learning from my mistakes and sharing with others,” Taylor said. “I am so lucky that by creating my art, I have the opportunity to express my creativity, to have a method of relaxation and to spend time in my own thoughts.”

Taylor is looking forward to the event and is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her art with everyone.

Prairie Arts programming is supported in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and The Princeton Closet.

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Reggie S. Williams