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Albertville Museum's Art Exhibit

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The Albertville Museum will host Ms. Karen Appleton, a native of Albertville, in an art exhibit entitled Homemade.  Ms. Appleton grew up in Albertville, attended Albertville schools, and graduated from Albertville High School.  She is a graduate of Auburn University. She is the daughter of the late Jack Appleton and Madeleine Appleton. Karen’s mother, Madeleine, still resides in Albertville.

Karen describes herself as “a self- taught oil painter”.  She began painting professionally in 1995, painting primarily commissioned portraits. In 2006 she moved to Chicago.  While in Chicago, she found she had to explain southern traditions such as black-eyed peas at New Year’s or luncheons with pimento cheese and egg salad tea sandwiches. In fact a recent Face Book post she said, “I don’t think I have ever been home that my mother didn’t have egg salad in the refrigerator.” Having to explain her roots gave her a fresh perspective on defining identity, culture and traditions. She incorporates southern food as subject matter very often in her still life paintings. Karen has returned to her southern roots and now lives in Atlanta.

Karen’s exhibit entitled “ Homemade” will open February 23rd along with a public reception at the Albertville Museum on the 23rd from 5:00 till 7:00. We invite the public and especially friends of Karen’s to attend. The exhibit will continue until March 23rd.