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Artwork of Kay Foote on exhibit at Celtic Cup

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm


Kali Bradford


Local artist Kay Foote is returning to The Celtic Cup for the months of May and June with her latest watercolor exhibit that showcases her love of flowers.

Local artist Kay Foote, left, is returning to The Celtic Cup with her latest watercolor exhibit that showcases her love of flowers. She will hold a meet-the-artist event from 5-8 p.m. on Monday. Her daughter, Kelly Wetzel, right, will provide musical entertainment.
-Staff Photo by Kali Bradford

“This is probably my sixth show here at the Celtic Cup,” she said.  I always look forward to it as it’s such a great place to show off your paintings,” she said. “This time, I have brought some of my favorite paintings. They are all florals. One of the most challenging, if not the hardest, painting is a picture of chrysanthemums. It took me so long to do it.

“Sometimes I just get halfway through a painting and I think that it’s terrible and I want to throw it away, which is what I did with this one. While it took some months for me to get back to it, I finally did and I’m happy with it. I love chrysanthemums.”

Foote has also made the opening day of her exhibit a family affair, with her daughter, Kelly Wetzel, who will be singing and playing the piano for the opening event that is set for Monday.

“I love it when she is able to perform. She always plays one of my favorite tunes, ‘The First Time Ever Saw Your Face.’ She will also include some other well-known songs along with some of her own, which is always wonderful to hear,” she said.

Since childhood, Wetzel has had a talent and love for music, writing music at 16 and playing piano as early as second grade.

“I’ve always enjoyed singing. I tend to lean to more to inspirational music,” Wetzel said. “I’m inspired by everything. Something will inspire me and I will write about it. When I was young I had to take lessons and you had to follow the notes on the page. I didn’t really have interest in it. But once I was just able to sit down and play what I was feeling, then I just fell in love.”

A “meet-the-artist reception” will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at The Celtic Cup Coffee House. It is free and open to the public. The Celtic Cup is located at N. Anderson St. in Tullahoma.