Contemporary Dallas Painter Ed Hall Creates An Evening of Art to Benefit Dallas Companion Animal Project, Dallas Animal Services, and Cat Matchers
Artist Opening Reception Oct. 30, features new art and the opportunity to adopt a pet, and save an animal’s life.
Contemporary minimalist artist Ed Hall joins ilume® Gallerie and Dish, Cedar Springs, for a benefit evening reception by the ilume® Foundation For The Arts, October 30, 6pm-9pm that will feature the artist’s small and large scale acrylic paintings and framed color washes. The month long show from Oct.30-Nov. 21, 2015, will benefit Dallas Companion Animal Project, Dallas Animal Services, and Cat Matchers. Evening guests of the Opening Reception will have the oppor- tunity to love, rescue and adopt a pup, dog, kitten, or cat from the patio of Dish restaurant, located next to the gallery. Cocktails and complimentary valet parking will be available. The show is free and open to the public. www.ilumegallerie.com, www.ilume.com
About Artist Ed Hall. “Many of my paintings are abstract landscapes that reflect parts of nature. I’m interested in the worn and weathered elements found in the environment with a focus on color, texture, and pattern. By applying these observations, they are used to add my personal experience and to influence my work.” “With an approach to painting that is spontaneous and intuitive, I begin to apply multiple layers of paint. The beginning stages develop, as I randomly scrape, erase, and add markings to the surface. I concentrate on the contrast of light and dark, rough and smooth, and transparent and opaque.” Hall’s surface is an important aspect and a concern in the final stages. Once again, the influence of nature and environment appear.. With more accidental and intentional altering, and any additional adjustments, the image emerges to complete the painting.
About Dallas Companion Animal Project. The project is a non-profit organization created to focus on the future of the community by strengthening the connection between people and animals. We work to imple- ment The Plan conceived by The City of Dallas official Task Force to end the killing of all healthy, adoptable animals in our community. Making Dallas a pet-friendly place to live, save tax-payer dollars, result in a more educated and informed public, encourage private/public partnerships, and improve the quality of life for pets and people in the City of Dallas. www.dallasanimals.org
About Dallas Animal Services. Providing animal services and adoption in the Adoption Center, we are dedicated to the humane treatment of animals in Dallas and educating others about responsible pet owner- ship. We reinforce these ideals everyday by providing daily care for hundreds of animals in our shelter, assist citizens who come to see us as well as out in the community. We respond to calls regarding animal welfare and concerns, conduct free Responsible Ownership classes, hold offsite animal adoption events, and speak at and provide educational information at public safety fairs, environmental festivals, and neighborhood organizations. www.dallasanimalservices.org
About Catmatchers. The all volunteer organization is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless animals. We accomplish this through programs that rescue, spay/neuter programs that reduce the number of animals that are euthanized or left homeless each year. The goal is to turn disposable animals into lifelong companions.
About ilume® Foundation For The Arts. Founded by Dallas Developer Lucien (Luke) Crosland to “illuminate the world through art and culture” by physically and financially supporting artists and art education. The past 6 years the ilume® and The Crosland Group have contributed art, sculpture, and monetary funds to enrich the Dallas community.