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“Blown Art Exhibit” at Smith County Historical Society

Come to Smith County Historical Society to view “Blown Art Exhibit,” a collection of Dr. Kerfoot Walker and family created years ago by Tyler’s “Easter Egg Lady,” Nell Burnett.

There are approximately 180 hand-blown eggs painted and decorated with whimsical characters on “eggshibit.” The collection was donated to the Historical Society by Dr. Kerfoot Walker and family, longtime residents of Tyler, Texas. The Walkers and their three children (now adults) collected the eggs for many years.

The late Nell Burnett, known as Tyler’s Easter Egg Lady, was the original artist. She began painting the eggs as a pastime during an illness in the 1930’s. Soon it became a family craft and her daughter, Carolyn Rozell, has carried on the tradition and still paints these adorable eggs. Carolyn has supplemented her mother’s collection by donating another 30 eggs that she has created.

Each egg has details and beauty that, like any art, can only be truly appreciated when seen up close and in person. This is a creative exhibit that adults and children will enjoy.

The exhibit will run until April 27th.

Smith County Historical Society is located at 125 S. College Ave. in the historic Carnegie Library building, Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)592-5993.

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