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Remembering Wade Wharton ... Reception is Sunday from 2-5pm

Monday, January 27, 2014

This interview aired in 2008, when Beth Norwood visited Wade Wharton's home and garden full of his art. Wharton was one of Huntsville's favorite artists. He died suddenly at his home at age 76 on January 15, 2014. He would often give tours of his intricate yard to travelers and other visitors. The yard is full of flowers made from shovels and old spittoons, metal stars hanging from the sky, huge blue bottle trees, a machine that predicts the weather, colorful animals and other whimsical characters made from found objects. There was also every kind of plant you can imagine, including a whole collection of bonsai trees. Wharton was one of the founders of the Fern Society at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, which also hosted the grand opening in 2013 of a sculpture trail featuring many of his larger works. Wade Wharton's sculpture trail will be at the Huntsville Botanical Garden through October 31, 2014.

Read an article from The Huntsville TImes.

The Wade Wharton Show and Reception is planned for Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 from 2-5pm at Union Grove Gallery at UAH. The show opens January 27th. The reception is February 2nd. The public is invited to attend. 

*photo credits to Leela Devere

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