August 3rd-Kori Lankster - Painting
A self-taught artist from Sand Mountain, Alabama, who says, “I’ve always been drawn to otherworldly landscapes. I try to create inter dimensional perspectives while capturing my love for nature and the supernatural.” This sentiment comes through in her works, as they often feature planets, botanical aspects, crystals and other whimsical items in a range of colour. Kori recently started her artists’ Instagram. You can follow her creative journey at: KlankKreative.
September 7th-Taylor Allison-Blacksmithing
Taylor Allison has lived in every small town in Northeast Alabama at one point or another, but has always called the woods home. Her interest in recycling and keeping waste out of landfills led her to pursue blacksmithing using found and discarded steel. Mostly self taught, she has been pursuing metal crafting for two years. Taylor’s education in metalwork includes a welding workshop at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham and a blacksmithing intensive course at Goat N Hammer Forge in Atlanta taught by Forged In Fire champions Mark J. Hopper and Jessica Collins. Follow her journey on Instagram at taylorblakeblacksmithing
The Linger Longer Pop-Up Art Series, sponsored by the Little River Arts Council, will showcase a local artist at the Mentone Inn pavilion from May through October.
Artists will be at the pavilion with art demonstrations and work for sale from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., but they are welcome to “linger longer” if they so choose.
Location: Mentone Inn-Mentone, Alabama
May 11th- Lacy Hope Dobbs (Painting)
June 1st- Scott Thomas (Painting)
July 6th-Don Highfield (Woodcarving)
August 3rd- Meg Tannehill Justice (Printmaking)
August 3rd- Kori Lankster (Painting)
August 17 - Kat Monroe - (Painting)
September 7th- Taylor Allison(Blacksmithing)
October 19th- Eugenia Johnston (Watercolor & more)
August 3rd Meg Tannehille Justice
Meg Tannehill Justice is a childhood doodler turned grown-up artist/illustrator. She grew up in the south and currently lives in Scottsboro. She and her husband Jerry share a passion for the mountains and hope to live full-time on their Mentone property soon. An Auburn University graduate, Meg has a degree in fine art and illustration. “I’ve created art for as long as I can remember. It’s always been a part of my life and heart. Most of my art career has been centered around painting,” she explains.
In 2016, Meg began focusing on printmaking. “My art is influenced by all things from nature and the countryside where I live. Favorite subjects include animals, plants, mysteries of nature and the stories they tell. My creative process always starts with an original drawing, either from sketching in the field or from the imagination. Every drawing has been carved into a linoleum block and is printed byhand. Each one is slightly different from the next, making every print one of a kind and unique.”
You can find Meg’s online Etsy Shop at
MegTannehillJustice and follow her art process on
Instagram and Facebook.
August 17 - Kat Monroe - Painting
Katherine Monroe has been an aspiring artist for the last 10 years. She graduated Northeast Alabama community college with degrees in Studio Art and Art education. She specialises in abstract art as well as stencil design. She puts her creative side to work with stencil work on recycled vinyl records, paint pours on canvas, and free hand work on all mediums. She has recently ventured to new mediums with decal vinyl and has become successful with car and wall decals along with custom designed clothing.
!More Artist Bios to be added soon!