Members - Evelyn Blunt

Evelyn Johnadee (Johny) Blunt is a Native of a farming community in Iowa. Encouraged by my husband, Roger, to pursue art.

Studied at Valencia East Community College with Nancy Jay and Bobby MaGee at Seminole Community College. Courses included Drawing, Art History I and II, printmaking (Blue ribbon), jewelry making, drawing, sculpture, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design, oil painting, and wood carving. Together with Roger, we created set designs for the annual shows for the Orlando Barbershop Chorus for 35 years.

I became interested in working with gourds in 1995. Endless possibilities. They are truly nature's canvas. Certified judge with the American Gourd Society—a member of the Florida Gourd Society since 1995.

Manage the competition area at the annual festival at the end of February every year. President of the Seminole Gourd Patch and hold monthly meetings to teach techniques. Enjoy educating adults and children about this form of art. Some gourd art is considered Folk Art, but gourd artists have also raised it to the level of fine Art.

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