The February ‘First Friday’ at the Community Art Center – tomorrow night, February 2nd – will feature Timothy Shackleford and Jenny Slover. Their theme is “For the Love of Tradition.” Each artist is very unique in their view of art.
Jenny Slover makes artisan soaps and calls her products, ‘Handmaids’. The 18th century style soaps are handmaid of all natural ingredients and designed around skin nourishing concepts of aromatherapy. Smell your way through Jenny’s selection.
Timothy Shackleford, a Vevay native, began his love affair with art at an early age. His earliest influences were his mother, Susan Lyon, and his grandparents, James and Emma Kennett, and John Shackleford. While he is self-taught in most areas, he had several mentors who helped him learn techniques and methods for creating, as well as encouraging and inspiring him along the way. These mentors include Betsy Bruce, Sarah Headen, Ann Farnsley, Vicki Wilson, Don Stanley, Joyce Benbow, Barbara Drake and Marcella Cole.
Timothy started making clothing for dolls at the age of eight, and went on to create clothing for people at the age of 14. His art is not limited to clothing, though. Timothy is an avid painter, and draws on a regular basis. He was also published in a poetry anthology when he was a freshman at Switzerland County High. His dream was originally to become a comic artist or an illustrator.
Timothy studied at the international Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago. He worked as a dresser for Alfred Angelo in Chicago’s 2005 Bridal Show. His first photo shoot was in 2011, and he was first published as part of an editorial in 2012 with The Voice Tribune of Louisville.
Currently, Timothy does freelance design including wearable sculptures. He has created his own jewelry line and makes clothing upon request. Most recently, he created a cocktail dress out of playing cards for Belterra Casino Resort.
Visit both artist on ‘First Friday’, February 2nd, from 6-8 p.m. The Community Art Center is open Sunday through Thursday 12-4 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10-4 p.m.
The Community Art Center is located at 217 Ferry Street in Vevay.