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Artists design original artwork for Christmas Card Lane in Madison – The Madison Record

MADISON – Visions of nostalgic lore and comical, light-hearted cartoons are on display in Christmas Card Lane in downtown Madison. Madison Arts Council or MAC sponsors the artwork.

In its seventh year, Christmas Card Lane is a collection of original designs that local artists have painted on wooden platters or “canvas”. The owners of the historic district along Church Street and Front Street agreed to have volunteers place the large cards on their lawns.

Christmas Card Lane is illuminated at night for four hours after sunset. The cards will remain on display until December 26. “You will find whimsical, traditional and religious themes among the many models,” said MAC President Tina Clark.

Until December 17, the public can vote for their favorite card. Only new cards will be eligible to vote. Additional cards have appeared on Christmas Card Lane in recent years.

Individuals can vote for one of these new cards:

“Ice skating” – By Gerald Clark. The card wishes “Merry Christmas” to everyone. In the scene, a young woman in a red velvet dress edged with white fur slides on the ice.

“The Grinch” – That dastardly mischievous boss, “The Grinch” takes a flip-flop position for the holidays by stating “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store.” Maybe Christmas maybe means a little more. The Grinch carves a “rare roast beast” like his dog Max and Cindy Lou who are patiently awaiting a taste of the feast. Artist Sandra Kellum.

* “Trash Panda Christmas” – Created by Ava Kennedy and Walker Hallman. This comic card shows “Santa Panda” arriving in Alabama in his sleigh pulled by the Red Nosed Rudolph. Snowmen and snow drifts on the ground look like the snow-white cotton fields of Alabama. A group of candy canes spell out “Merry Christmas”. In the background, the Saturn V rocket is draped in bright lights and a holly wreath.

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The reminder cards were on display in previous years and were not eligible for voting: “Let it Snow”, “Merry and Bright”, Stephanie Thompson; “Lights”; “Merry Christmas, Madison”; “Let it Snow”, Discovery Middle School; “Deck the Halls”, Lori Connors; “Alabama Cotton Christmas,” Emily Barkley; “Superhero Christmas”, Miranda Hite; “The First Christmas,” Beth Paul; “Frosty Snowmen,” “Country Christmas,” Gerald Clark; “Poinsettia”, Carolyn Dodson-Grimm; “Believe”, St. John Paul II Catholic High School; Sweet Home Alabama, Rotary Club of Madison; “Believe”, Denise Onwere; “Christmas Carolers”, “See you next year”, Sandy Sparks; “The Joy of the World”, Laura Lusk; “The Nutcracker Toys”, Ella-Lisa Waddell.

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