Burrow Museum showing work of Lacey’s Spring artist

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — If you were to create a mash-up (one new word created from two) to describe the artwork of Leslie Wood’s that is on display at The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College, it might be whimsineering. Combining whimsy with a touch of engineering, the dozens of pieces hanging in the Museum’s exhibit hall showcase Wood’s unique perspective as an artist.

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The work of Lacey’s Spring artist Leslie Wood is currently on display at The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College, Hanceville.

The Lacey’s Spring woman is atypical of what is considered the norm for most artists, in that her day job is that of an engineer working for a NASA contractor. Through her art she uses both her creativity and her scientific background to create pieces that have a feel of anime style combined with Tim Burton fantasy, with a bit of engineering elements thrown in for good measure.

In a 2013 interview with the Redstone Rocket, Wood said her parents were her inspirations when it came to her career and her art. “My dad inspired me to be an engineer, and my mom inspired me to be an artist,” she’s quoted. “She encouraged me that I can do anything I put my mind to.”

The Leslie Wood exhibit is located in The Evelyn Burrow Museum’s exhibition hall in the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.

More of Wood’s work will be on display during the Burrow Museum’s annual sculptors invitational exhibition this summer.

Friday, May 16, is the last day to view “Equus,” the exhibition of Arden Ward Upton’s large-scale fine art photography of horses, which is complemented by Mrs. Burrow’s collection of porcelain and bronze horse figures, in the museum’s main gallery.

An exhibition featuring more than 90 works by Alabama folk artist Mose Tolliver will open on May 21.

The Evelyn Burrow Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 256.352.8457 or visit www.burrowmuseum.org.