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Students of Jo Williams Exhibition

Jo Williams Best of Show Award 5

An exhibition of paintings by the students of Jo Williams is currently on display at the Black Box Theatre through May 12th.  The opening reception for the exhibition takes place March 25th from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm at the PointBank Black Box Theater. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibition features the watercolor and mixed media paintings by the students of Jo Williams. Artists exhibiting are Connie Hamill, Carolyn Johnson, Kimberly Karl, Barbara Lindley, Claudia Lynch, Clint Lynch, Mary Maher, Buster Maloney, Frances May, Diana McGimpsey, Bonnie Merritt, and Susan Vaughan. All exhibitors are members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST).

This exhibition will feature a variety of techniques including direct painting with transparent watercolor and experimental painting creating an abstract underpainting with splattering various dry pigments including instant coffee and instant tea. Subjects include florals – sunflowers, poinsettias, and white flowers as a study in painting white, and various birds and animals.

Williams has been painting and teaching in watercolor for over thirty years. Local classes are held at the Patterson-Appleton Art Center. Williams also teaches in various locations including in France for Artistic Gourmet Adventures. She will be teaching in Brittany in June, in Fredericksburg in April, and in Santa Fe in September. For more about Jo see her website http://www.jowilliamswatercolors.com/

The Black Box Theatre Exhibition Outside the Box is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre and VAST. Black Box hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm and Friday, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. The art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box

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VAST April 4th Meeting with Guest Artist Jo Williams & the High School Art Competition

Join VAST Thursday, April 4th from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201.

Free for VAST members; $3 for guests.

Jo Williams

About Jo Williams:
Jo Williams is a native Texas artist who has been painting professionally for about thirty years. Ms. Williams is a versatile and accomplished painter choosing her subjects from the world around her. Much of her work is inspired by her travels primarily throughout the southwestern United Sates. Jo Williams’ states, “I find my inspiration for painting in the natural world. As a child growing up in the woods and prairies of North Texas, where I continue to live, I spent hours roaming the woods and meadows near my home. The images of big skies, trees, roots, rocks, creeks, leaves, and acorns are all strongly embedded in my psyche. As I travel to other locales, I always seek out similar subject matter. Even though my subjects are basically representational, I am not a photo-realist. Once I am painting, the work is about the process and not about the subject.”

Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions, several solo exhibitions and her work is included in many private collections and public collections.
To find out more about Jo Williams, see: http://vastarts.org/artists/Jo_Williams.htm
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About the VAST Annual High School Art Competition:
VAST has invited high school art teachers from all over Denton County to participate in the competition. Each teacher may bring two students who can submit one artwork each.
The VAST membership will vote to choose a Best of Show, 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. The winners will receive cash prizes of $100 for Best of Show, $75 1st, $50 2nd, and $25 3rd.
This year the winners’ work will be displayed at the Denton County Courthouse on the Square from April 5 – April 12. They will be featured during the Denton County Birthday Celebration and downtown merchants’ open house on April 6 and 7.

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