The Graham Art Guild and the Lake Country Art Show were the only spotlights on the arts in Graham for many years.
Before local art was displayed during Art Splash, Art on the Downtown Square and in exhibits at the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center, the community only saw the work of local artists displayed at banks, the Graham library and a few other places. The exception was the Lake Country Art Show, the largest art show in the Young County and the surrounding area.
Danny Parker said that the Graham Art Guild continues to provide a strong foundation for the arts, especially in conjunction with the Old Post Office and Art Center. (Read more in the Aug. 14, 2013 edition of The Graham Leader)
Graham Art Guild member and sculptor Danny Parker uses a welder to connect the head of an armadillo to its body. Parker began his sculpture by first using a plasma cutter to cut out the body, head and different body parts of the animal from a cold roll of 20-gauge soft steel. Parker estimates that this project will take about 15 hours, depending upon how his luck goes. (Photo by Gay Storms)