It was wonderful seeing so many people at the Sidney E. King Art Sale on July 16 & 17. Very happy to report 32 of the 39 paintings sold. A lot of very happy buyers.
Continue to check this Sidney E. King website to see when paintings from private owners become available.
Hopefully you’ve noted the new sign on Main Street for the Sidney E. King Art Center and the Caroline Historical Society and you might be wondering what changes have occurred inside. New and exciting changes are taking place at the Sidney E. King Art Center and the Caroline Historical Society. During our closure, we’ve had time to re-do our exhibits and add new items.
On the SEK side of the building, we’ve added wonderful items that have been in Mr. King’s art studio for years. We’ve obtained over 50 boxes (made by Mr. King) of slides. He purportedly took photos of every piece of art he produced. That totals almost 8,000 slides!! We will have a running slide show of 200 of his paintings for viewing. Our volunteers will continue the work of cataloging this incredible treasure.
Also new to our exhibits are 4 plastic models that Mr. King put together some time in the 1950s. One model is the Titanic, one of a double paddle- wheeled boat and one a beautiful British War ship. The fourth model is of the U. S. Capitol building featuring Presidents from Washington to Eisenhower. Hopefully you’ll stop by soon to take a peek.
The SEK Foundation for the Arts wants to sincerely thank the Keeler Family for allowing us to obtain these historic and personal items.
R. Wayne Brooks, President
18171 White Pines Drive
Milford, VA 22514
Cell phone – (804) 513-9069
121 N Main Street, Bowling Green, VA 22427
Thursday through Saturday 11am - 4pm
Tours can be arranged by calling 804-513-9069