Sunday, February 25, 2007

Visual Voices at Barnwell Art Center: exhibit by four Houston artists; reception Fri, March 2, 5:30 pm

In an exhibit entitled Visual Voices the Barnwell Center features the works of four prominent Houston, Texas, artists. The show will span March 2 to April 29. An opening reception will feature food and music on Fri, March 2, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, says Barnwell director Freda Powell.

Artist demonstrations and workshops will take place Sun, March 11, at 2:00 pm (free demonstration) and March 12-16 from 9 am to 4pm.

The March 12 - 17 workshop fee is $200 + supplies and will address
watercolor on YUPO synthetic paper with an emphasis on design and concept. Instructor is Eldon Faries.

Says Barnwell's Powell of the artists:

A. J. Schexnayder is well known for his work in watercolor; however, he also produces etchings and works with pen and ink, pencil, egg tempera and acrylic. He portrays realistic images while expressing creative beauty in shapes, textures, and color in his paintings.

Eldon D. Faries says his first love is teaching art. As an artist, this award-winning fellow prefers watercolor painting and drawing in any
media. He often finds himself in his studio working from sketches, his photographs or previous “plein air” experiences.

Ann Bellinger Hartley is an accomplished “layerist”, having edited the book, “Bridging Time and Space: Essays on Layered Art” and Layering-An Art of Time and Space”. She says, “My love for paper and fabric comes from my grandmother, who was a never-ending source of information and inspiration to me. Together we worked with metal and stenciled fabric. I guess that’s why I work with so many different materials. Found objects especially appeal to me, creating something from nothing. Paper is what I love most, using acrylics, casein, alkyds, handmade stamps, working abstractly, bring order out of chaos; Combining random and unrelated objects to create a cohesive design.”

Ann Armstrong is a renowned sculptor and teacher who has completed monument-sized commissioned works for the City of Houston. Her representational bronze, clay, and stone sculptures are well known for their portrayal of human emotions. Her growing interest in depicting movement and balance in her work is revealed in her series of dancers.

Barnwell Center: 601 Clyde Fant Parkway
Tuesday-Friday 10 am- 4 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm & Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.
(318) 673-7703

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