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Folklore: Myths, Legends, & Other Tales From the Crypt

Sweetwater is pleased to present our latest exhibition, Folklore: Myths, Legends, and Other Tales from the Crypt. This multi-media exhibition features works inspired by folklore, tall tales, myths, and other stories. Folklore encompasses beliefs, customs, and stories of a community that have been passed through generations by word of mouth. These works are inspired by the other worldly, urban legends, and anything that goes bump in the night. Juried by local artist Genevieve Barbee-Turner AKA Killer Pancake Illustration.

Exhibition on display: May 3 – June 21, 2024 

Opening reception: Friday May 3rd, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


About Genevieve

As a product of the Bible Belt in the 90s, Genevieve lived in the wake of the Satanic Panic. As a result, she learned early that fear and anxiety are tools used by people to control other people, especially women and queer people. Later, she luckily, found “misfits” in the goth club scene, where she met people of a wide variety of genders and sexual identities. In the era of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, there were spaces that sheltered folks living on the fringe, and in that space, Genevieve discovered her people.

Genevieve earned a BFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, and studied at Universität der Künste Berlin in 2006 focusing on printing, drawing, and printmaking. However, her practice was built long before entering an art studio.

Since childhood, she has had a drawing instrument in her hand. Copying of fashion photography in Vogue magazine, her obsession with the human figure and its dynamic use to tell stories remains relevant today. She moved on to drawing classes on VHS tapes, then at the local community center, and ultimately attended The Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia, during high school before moving on to her studies at CMU in Pittsburgh.

Learn more about Genevieve by clicking here.