Although, there is much work to be done on renovations of the Terry McCormick Gallery, such as the porch, yard and floors, the gallery will be open on Gallery Day, July 30, to celebrate George Ray McCormick Sr.’s life and creativity. He made his transition on July 30, 2009.
There are several yard sculptures and bug creatures that he welded from mixed media found objects. Some even have carved pieces intermixed. Also his ink drawings and pencil sketch portfolio includes a marvelous set of drawings that reflect his struggle with depression. He expressed a desire for his work to move into museum and patron collections focused on preserving the intuitive work of contemporary folk artists. Visitors also get the privilege of viewing his last body of work, the “Rooster Series.” Research continues for meaning of the work in his various writings. McCormick loved drawing chickens and birds and wrote in a notebook, discovered after his transition, about his desire to return as an Eagle. He often spoke to many people about his artwork and the need to compile information to this end for future exhibitions. Included with McCormick’s pieces are artworks by Ammar Nsoroma, Shana R Goetsch, and Evelyn Patricia Terry.
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