Special Events



"Poppies for Veterans: Symbols of Sacrifice"

Poppies have been a symbol for the sacrifices of veterans since the poem “In Flanders Field” was written in 1915. The poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red color becoming a symbol for the blood spilled in war.

Our Ceramics Department has embarked on a massive effort to make several thousand red ceramic poppies inspired by the installation “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” at the Tower of London in November, 2014.

The poppies were installed at ESAC, both inside and out, and at the Fairhope Veterans Memorial at Henry George Park on the bluff overlooking Mobile Bay on Veterans Day.

In addition to the ceramic poppies, the exhibit will run through the end of November and include art from other media such as fiber, paper and paint, and will be crafted and contributed by individual artists and art organizations, adults and children, from around the area.

*** Poppies are now located at the Art Center and are still available for purchase, along with fiber and paper poppies from the "Poppies For Veterans" exhibit. *** $20 each, or $50 for three.*** 

What else is for sale??

Ceramic Poppies without stems: $10 or 3/$25 (We placed a few of these in the fountain the night of the ceremony with tea lights placed in the middle!)

Paper poppies / Crocheted or knitted poppies: 3 for $10. You may take these home from the exhibit in the Woolley Gallery!

Large Tree Poppies in Woolley Gallery: $25 each.

Tote bags: $25 each while supplies last.

All proceeds from the sale of poppies will be donated to selected LOCAL veterans organizations.



For more information, please contact our Project Coordinator, Gaye Lindsey: gplindsey@bellsouth.net

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November 21, 2015 @ 10am

Gallery Talk with Ardith Goodwin


Take a sneak peek into the Land of Ardithian! FREE to the public!



december 5, 2015 @ 10am-3pm

Saturday Art Mart!

Perfect holiday shopping for friends and family! Artist market will be set up inside our main gallery and is FREE to the public!

*Vendor spaces are full. 



dECEMBER 3, 2015 @ 6PM
Members' Holiday Party!

Wear your tackiest and wackiest holiday attire! FREE for members!
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