‘Fiddlin’ Bob’ and ‘Banjo Bill’ join WPA cast

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits ‘Fiddlin’ Bob’ and ‘Banjo Bill’ join WPA cast Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Looking ahead to key 2012 races The 2012 elections are one year away. The presidential contest will be the marquee event. We will not have many… read more “In an effort to turn the building into a theater, we invited local artists to paint scenes on 4×8-foot sheets of plyboard to cover the window openings.” said Cathie Steed, Brundidge Historical Society member. “However, the artwork that was originally for a utilitarian purpose became a focal point of our theater.”Steed said the artwork contributes to the atmosphere of the theater.“Our guests really seem to enjoy the artwork and we consider it a tribute to the many talented people in our county and our area,” she said. “And we are always looking for ways to expand and enhance what we do at the We Piddle Around Theater in the area of folklife.” And, that enhancement now includes Fiddlin’ Bill and Banjo Bob, two scrap metal sculptures that the BHS storytelling committee purchased from a metal sculptor in Wares Valley, Tennessee.Charles Adams, a friend of the theater, transported the scrap metal sculptures from Tennessee to his stained glass studio in Troy. On Tuesday, Dwight Berry picked up the musicians and gave them a permanent home at the We Piddle Around Theater.“The sculptures are made out of scrap metal and they fit with the We Piddle Around Theater,” Adams said. “They are folk art and represent the traditional music that is the trademark of the theater.”Adams said that, when he saw Fiddlin’ Bill and Banjo Bob, he knew where they needed to be. Email the author The We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge is not an art gallery …. but it could be.The folklife theater features the art work of local artists including Larry Godwin, Nall, Dan Fraley, Sergei Shillabeer, Mary Ann Casey, Betty Sue Mathews, Amanda Smothers, Mary Sue Berry, Richard Girdner, Betty Botts, Betty Minton, Lenny Trawick, Amanda Trawick, Brian Belemaire and several artists from outside the county.The We Piddle Around Theater is housed in the old city hall building that was gutted by fire in 1991. This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Steve Blanchard, owns a machine shop in East Tennessee and does custom machining, design and fabrication,” Adams said. “He was using the metal sculptures as advertising for his machine shop but agreed to sell them to the Brundidge Historical Society once he learned about the folklife theater.”Blanchard said he couldn’t think of a better home for Fiddlin’ Bill and Banjo Bob than a folklife theater.“The figures look like they belong in South Alabama,” Adams said. “They remind me of the old folks who played the music that we grew up listening to and singing and still listen to and sing.”Even though Adams is an artist, he said he finds it hard to understand how anybody can make something like that out of scrap metal.“How in the world do can somebody come up with an idea and then find the right piece to make the right thing,” he said. “It takes someone with great vision.”Steed and Adams said the scrap metal sculptures are great additions to the We Piddle Around art gallery.“We couldn’t have better greeters at the We Piddle Around Theater than Fiddlin’ Bill and Banjo Bob,” Steed said. Skip Published 8:21 am Thursday, November 10, 2011 By Secrets Revealed Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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