Candy Wheat sells her beautiful ceramics at both of our Block Party locations. She is the director of the Trinity Presbyterian Church Faith & Art Center in Louisville, KY. Through the Faith & Art Center, Candy teaches ceramics to people with developmental disabilities, helping to provide them with a creative outlet for expression. Candy currently has an exhibition at the downtown Block Party location with her beautiful nativity scenes. Her exhibition will be on display through the end of December so stop by and see her beautiful work!
I fell in love with pottery in the North Carolinian mountans in the potters hands. I like to make any thing that reflects nature or that can share Gods love. I love teaching and sharing God’s love through Art. I have the best students any one could hope for. I have about 150 students all with develamental disabilities. God has blessed me with this special ministry. – Candy Wheat
Opening on April 3 is a new group exhibition at Block Party to celebrate the River City! All artwork will showcase Louisville and the Kentucky Derby. This exhibit will feature artists’ interpretation and perspective in a variety of mediums including ceramics, acrylic paint, print making and more!
This group exhibition will include local artists: April Boyd, Brittney Cat of Miss Happy Pink, Kristen Davis of Studio Pano, Jae Grady, Joanna Jorgensen, Liesl Long, Jennifer and Stephanie Meyers of Sinisters, and Candy Wheat.
Block Party will host an artists’ reception on April 3 during the Republic Bank First Friday Downtown Trolley Hop from 5-9PM. The reception will feature music and refreshments.
The exhibition will run through May 22.
Block Party will also have on display Derby hats and fascinators by Una Hats a new artist in the shop, as well as other great accessories for a day at the races including dresses and jewelry.
Photos (from top to bottom): Liesl Long 2015 Derby print, Candy Wheat ceramics, Una Hats
Opening on Friday October 3, during the First Friday Trolley Hop, is a new exhibition of ceramic work featuring Candy Wheat and artists from the Trinity Presbyterian Church Faith and Art Center. “Back to Nature” will help promote Disabilities Awareness Month and proceeds from the exhibition will benefit both the students Candy works with and the Trinity Faith and Art Center that works to help artists with disabilities reach their creative potential.
The reception will run from 5:30-9:30 with refreshments.
About Candy Wheat:
Candy Wheat is the Director of Trinity Presbyterian Church Faith & Art Center in Louisville, KY. She fell in love with clay and the spiritual process of ceramics under the Master’s hand in the North Carolina Mountains. Holding on to a dream of spreading God’s grace and love through the ceramic process, she was blessed eight years ago because Trinity Presbyterian Church believed in her dream. The Trinity Presbyterian Faith and Art Center was born. Through God’s grace, it was turned into a mission of the church for people with developmental disabilities. She is honored to serve as Director. When she is not spending time with her wonderful students, you will find her sitting on the deck of her lake house combining her love of God, nature and clay, which she tries to reflect in her work.