Memorial Showcase in loving memory of Mabel Culpepper at Amapola Gallery
When you enter the Romero House on your way up to Amapola Gallery, you will see a beautiful display case at the bottom of the stairs.
This case holds examples of the work of half our members at a time. It provides the viewer a glimpse of the variety of visual and tactile wonders waiting upstairs.
A generous legacy from Mabel Culpepper (June 20, 1936 – October 24, 2013) made this case a reality. It was on our wish list for years.
Mabel, working primarily in oils and acrylics joined Amapola Gallery in January 1995. She was a wonderful member, participating in all the many aspects of running the gallery.
Her art was delightful, reflecting on a childhood spent on her father’s farm: dogs, horses, pigs, old trucks. She never met a critter she couldn’t capture the essence of, including zoo animals. I should know. I own three of her small paintings.
Mabel’s entire body of artwork conveys simplicity, serenity and peace. It was a grief to lose her, but her memory will remain a gift to all who knew her.
Our memorial showcase display is sincerely dedicated to her, “In Loving Memory.”
After a lifetime batting words around like shuttlecocks in an endless game of badminton, it is a pleasure to use them to promote Old Town and my fellow artists at Amapola Gallery. –Kristin Parrott, carver, painter and acorn stuffer