Artisans on the Square, a fine art gallery on the square in Greenville, featured artist Keith Moore from Valley AL in a solo show opening October 20 with a reception from 4pm – 7pm. Keith calls his show Heart of Gold because his art is from his heart and reflects his love of nature. The exhibit was on display until November 24 from 11am – 5pm Thursdays – Saturdays.

            Keith Moore has a background in graphic design and the tender sensibility of an artist. He finds strength and inspiration in nature and draws from the color palette of his surroundings: Blues from the skies and waters. Greens from the trees of early spring. Reds, golds, umbers, yellows and browns of autumn.

            Keith puts patience, care, attention, and heart into every piece he creates and includes symbols that give him direction in his work and in his life: stars, hearts, spirals, feathers, and arrows, thus identifying every work as uniquely Keith Moore Art. He prefers working with distressed and reclaimed wood, both to prevent the destruction of living trees and to allow aged wood to “speak” during the artistic process, revealing the wood’s special character.

            Keith draws on a deep reservoir of reverence for nature, spirit animals, sacred objects, and the Native American way of life to create artwork that endures forever. With imagination and feelings as his guide, Keith’s art animates the natural world and gives it a voice. 

            Keith’s artistic style can also be seen in handcrafted wooden signs identifying all manner of commercial establishments, such as art galleries, loft apartments, event centers, museums, gift shops, bike shops, vacation retreats, hardware stores, restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops.  These include the Hill Brothers Corner and Hill Brothers Lofts signs on the building that houses Artisans on the Square, as well as the Artisans on the Square logo made from a ceiling tin salvaged during the renovation of Hill Brothers Corner. Each sign reflects the personality of the business owner, creates a lasting image for the public, and remains true to his artistic sensibilities. 

            At the end of Heart of Gold, both Artisans on the Square and The Print Shop Gallery will be closed until December 8 in preparation for the opening of an exhibit to debut Yarn Artist Annie Greene’s new book What Color is Water? Growing up Black in a Segregated South.  This event will include her museum collection of 31 yarn paintings which illustrate the new book.  Also on exhibit will be the museum collection of 39 yarn paintings that illustrate her first book Georgia Farm Life in the 40’s, published in 2005.  Both books are autobiographical and the exhibit will run until March 30, 2019.  For more information, click here: https://artisansonthesquare.gallery/annie-greene-museum-series/

To see learn more about Keith Moore and see his art click here: Heart of Gold