Nostalgic Folk Art was born in 2004. I came up with Nostalgic Folk Art name for my paper mache figures because I love the older things that remind me of my childhood and of innocent times. They are figures of folks both childish and impish and I love vintage folk art so putting nostalgic with folk art was/is a perfect and fitting name for my lil figures and business.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Orlando Sentinal Newspaper Article on Bowersock Gallery,0,7365434.story

By Christine Cole, Correspondent

January 6, 2012

January 6, 2012
MOUNT DORA — How artsy is Mount Dora? The city's reputation as a top-notch art destination seems to ebb and flow.
But two experienced art gallery owners chose the city as their second location after looking at cities and towns all along the East Coast.
Steve Bowersock and Michael Senger will stage a grand opening of the Bowersock Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
They also own the Bowersock Gallery in the seriously artsy community of Provincetown, Mass., at the tip of Cape Cod.
"Something about this area just called to us," Bowersock said.
They are not leaving their success to chance.
They have met with and made plans with other art-oriented businesses. One of the 30 artists they represent will have a booth in front of their gallery in next month's Mount Dora Arts Festival.
And next week they will host "Townie Night," when they invite people who work downtown and business owners to stop in and take a look, a strategy that worked for them in Provincetown. That event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
"We did it the first few years after we opened our doors," Bowersock said. "So if someone asks them what to do in Mount Dora, they might think of us."
The gallery contains art in the widest possible spectrum — from painters in every medium to textile artists and woodworkers.
They have put their toe in the local pool as well. The gallery will represent Carol Roll of Ormond Beach, whose papier-mâché figures are favorites in the arts festival.
Featured in the opening reception is Meghan Howland of New Hampshire, whose dreamlike oils include female figures dressed in clothes with lace collars and puffed sleeves.
In her "Bird Attack" series, flocks of yellow, black or brightly colored birds strafe young women deep in thought.
In "The Sisters," two girls in dresses with bow-tied sashes kneel and bend over to peer through heavy curtains — at what?
It is this ambiguity that attracts Bowersock.
"She is not safe, but she is interesting," he said.

1 comment:

  1. YaY you!!! I can attest to your papier-mâché figures being the favorites in the arts festival. Heck, they are the favorites across the country!


My First Written Review/Kinda like your first dollar, I treasure this dearly

"Carol Roll is a relative new-comer, creating folk art for four years, now. Her paper mache figures reflect significant talent. At first glance, her angels, people, mermaids, and animals may appear cute and dear. At closer look, they are sophisticated, with detailed, expressive faces, each unique. Roll's work is anything but mass produced. It's the real deal. "

Linda Knopf Southern FolkArt Magazine 2008