In 1996, Theresa Gloster was a beautician longing to produce something more personal. Inspiration struck while watching TV, and she became compelled to paint her childhood. That’s what she did. Not only did she start painting, she also started collecting, arranging, sewing, and making her home a collective installation of folk art. Today, her home just outside of Lenoir features walls painted with scenes from her childhood, themed bedrooms, areas in her yard curated for gathering and inspiration, and displays hung from trees and springing from the ground.
At Gin’s Knob Folk Art, visitors are encouraged to have their own experience. Found and used items have been arranged to take people back in time. The goal is to help guests feel at home. Theresa’s artistic statement is “If I can imagine it, I can make it,” and her imagination has created an art destination as well as clothing and other creations that must be seen to be properly appreciated. Gin’s Knob Folk Art has Theresa’s work for sale and welcomes guests to come and experience.
Open by appointment