Minnie is among the best known
artists in Kentucky, and her husband Garland (1928-1997) acquired
reputations through their skilled carving and their generous support
of budding artists in the region.
Minnie is best known for her bears (that she pronounces "B'ar")
her roosters and tigers. Garland carved horses.
In 1998 a gallery at the Kentucky Folk Art Centre in Morehead, KY was named after
them. Also that year they were awarded honorary doctoral degrees from Morehead
In July, 1999, Minnie married Herman Peters, who after looking at one of Minnie's
small blue roosters, decided to make one out of metal. He eventually constructed
two 10 foot blue metal roosters that now grace the courtyard at the Huntington
Museum of Art in West Virginia and The Kentucky Folk Art Museum.
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