The American Craft Council is honoring Hellena Huntley Tidwell along with other arts-forward Atlantans as “Style Makers” during the American Craft Council Atlanta Show, March 9-11 at the Cobb Galleria. The Brookhaven resident will be featured at the Show and in American Craft Magazine, paired with her favorite genre of craft.
Hellena Huntley Tidwell at the Goat Farm Atlanta Arts Center. (Photo by Jake Armour)
Ms. Tidwell’s nationwide support of the arts spans decades. She is a past chairman of the Board of the Penland School of Craft, and has served on boards for Arts South and the Spoleto Festival. She describes her vibrant style as eclectic and contemporary with classic lines, and says that she is attracted to craft with an edge to it. Together, she and her husband Isaiah collect 3D art, and especially love glass and ceramic sculpture.
The selected Style Makers, ranging in age from 30 to 80-something, are those individuals who champion and value craft and demonstrate their commitment by investing in beautiful handmade objects. They understand the importance of artistic expression and artistic rigor as they display their own personal flair through objects they adore.
Other Buckhead Style Makers include arts patron Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel, designer and business owner Tamara Bowens, and nationally acclaimed photographer Lucinda Bunnen.
The ACC will honor its Style Makers during a Preview Party March 8 and throughout the Show at the Cobb Galleria, March 9-11. Now in its 23rd year, the Show is the largest juried fine craft show in the Southeast, featuring more than 225 master artisans from across the U.S. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.craftcouncil.org/atlanta.