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Wit in Wood: The Folk Art of Moses Robinson

Presented by:
Heritage Sandy Springs
Location:
Heritage Sandy Springs Museum
Today – 4/30/2014

Wednesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also by appointment 

Event Description

This exhibit features a collection of folk art created by former Sandy Springs resident Moses Robinson (1845-1942). An illness at the age of 60 prevented Robinson from continuing to farm his land in Sandy Springs. Determined not to become useless or idle, he began the hobby of whittling. Although he began carving late in life, this self-taught artist made thousands of pieces before his death in 1942. Without training or lessons of any kind, he began to carve found materials into the figures and animals he saw in the world around him. Peach pits and hickory nuts became turtles, baskets and birds. Discarded wood became armies of soldiers and villages of Native Americans. He created animals of all kinds and figures that reflected the people of Sandy Springs. Robinson didn’t sell his carvings; rather he gave them away for the sole purpose of delighting children.

Ticket Information

Adults: $3
Seniors: $1
Children (ages 6 to 12): $1
Children (5 and under): Free!

Venue Information

Heritage Sandy Springs Museum
6075 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Phone: 404-851-9111

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