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Art Reception: What a Wonderful World | Chris Brandley: August 4 at Elm Street Studio

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Lavish landscapes with vibrant colors as interpreted by Chris Brandley’s recent travel experiences in Europe are currently on display at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Having grown up in a military family, Brandley has a wealth of past and recent travel experiences, all of which have influenced the painter she is today. Her work will be exhibited through September 2, 2017. Please join us for a complimentary reception to meet the artist on Friday, August 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit our website at ElmStreetStudioKeller.com


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AMANDA DUNBAR: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS opens Dec. 7 at The Blue House Too




The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to welcome Allen native and internationally acclaimed artist, Amanda Dunbar to The Blue House Too Gallery as she returns home again for the annual holiday exhibit of her inspiring work. The exhibit will run December 8 through 31st.

Amanda Dunbar has received wide recognition for her work, and her popularity has increased through the years, starting with her appearance as a young artist on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her induction into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame secured her place in history as the youngest such accomplished artist to date.

Amanda’s work, portraying families, children, special places, and nature is designed to uplift and engage those who have the opportunity to experience it. For more about the artist, see her website  http://www.amandadunbar.com/

The exhibit will be open through the holidays, December 8-31, 2016.  The artist will be on hand for the opening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on December 7th.  The Blue House Too Gallery is located in Watters Creek Center, 934 Watters Creek Boulevard, Allen, Texas.

For more details and Blue House Too Gallery schedule visit allenartsalliance.org


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Fresh Flowers & Baked Goods Exhibit at Keller Town Hall


Exhibit – Fresh Flowers & Baked Goods
Featured Artists – Scott Parker, Andrew Stalder
September 6 – 28, 2016 –
Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy., Keller, TX 76248

An Evening with the Artists – Thursday, September 8, 2016; 7 to 9 pm

Andrew Stalder and Scott Parker are both Associate Professors of Art at TCCD, Northeast Campus. Their oil paintings provide a detailed look at the intricacies of flowers by Stalder and the delecatability of Parker’s baked goods. The viewer will enjoy the combination of subjects, as the eye and palate are both tantalized while viewing.

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“Painter, Scott Parker began to paint desserts following the completion of a figure painting that included a shelf with a piece of chocolate pie. He loved painting that pie, especially after spending a month on flesh-tones!  And so, he decided to paint just one, large piece of chocolate cake, thus beginning over-a-year-long period of painting nothing but decadent sweets. His paintings of monumentally-sized desserts that share a lineage with old-masters’ work such as Pieter Claesz’s Banquet paintings, which served to maintain and reveal the power and wealth of those celebrating with great spreads of sumptuous foods. Parker’s work is serious but also meant to bring about the feelings of desire and pleasure rather than a discourse or exhaustive idea, allowing viewers’ reaction to the work to be far more positive than expected. The work usually elicits hunger-desire roles in viewers but also general feelings of great happiness. Parker enjoys delving into how his subjects stand for all that is desirably tempting, and he does eat them all.” He received his BFA in Painting at the University of Texas, Arlington and an MFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design.

“Andrew Stalder has been painting for over 25 years. He is a contemporary realist oil painter and his primary source of inspiration is the richly diverse subject matter of flowers – both cultivated and wild. His art is characterized by vibrant colors and dramatic, photorealistic compositions. He has won awards for his talent which he perfected in is studies of painting at the University of Dallas (B.A.) and Ohio University (M.F.A.). A current resident of Bedford, TX, he has displayed his art in many solo and group exhibitions, most recently “Florescence” at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.”

For more information contact 817-743-4000; publicarts@cityofkeller.com; www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts

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Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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“People and Places” by Liz Bonham at Elm Street Studio


“People and Places” by Liz Bonham

January 5 – February 27

Reception February 5, 2016 6 to 8pm

This special exhibition of Liz Bonham’s studio and Plein Air oil paintings captures the people and places that she has come across in her most recent travels both, close and far from home. Bonham frequently paints “en plein air” because it is a way to express what she sees around her, and it enables her to connect with nature and creation on a more intimate level. About her paintings Bonham says “It is only after creating an emotional connection with what is seen, that an artist can translate that emotion onto canvas and project it back to the viewer. It is only from life that one can truly experience the overwhelming colors and sensitive values in nature. I believe that is why the plein air movement has taken off in the art world recently.” Visitors to the gallery will be able to see the juxtaposition of several of the same scenes – one painted en plein air, and the other painted later in the studio.

Bonham’s work will be on display at Elm Street Studio in Keller starting January 5th and running through February 27, 2016. A complimentary reception for visitors will be held on Friday, February 5th from 6 to 8pm at which guests can meet Mrs. Bonham. As always, a portion of art sale proceeds will benefit a local charity. Mrs. Bonham has selected the Community Enrichment Center Food Bank.


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My Life, a Field Trip: Works by Ann Hardy

My Life, a Field Trip:
Works by Ann Hardy
June 27 – July 22, 2015
Langdon Center Gordon House Gallery
Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm

Thirty new paintings. Reception was June 27; free demonstrations throughout the day on July 4.


Location Information:
Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center (Granbury)  (View Map)
308 East Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048
Phone: 817-279-1164

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