Tag Archive: oil pastel

Merry Fuhrer: Riding the Rails opens March 3 at the Eisemann

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Merry Fuhrer
Riding the Rails:
Portraits Along the DART Lines

March 3 – 27, 2016

A “Meet and Greet” is scheduled for March 10 from 7-9 pm. This is a free event … all are welcome!

Charles W. Eisemann Center:
Forrest and Virginia Green
Mezzanine-Gallery
2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, TX 75082
http://www.eisemanncenter.com/VisualArtExhibitions.html

MondaySaturday 10-6 pm

For more about the artist see http://www.zhibit.org/merryfuhrer

Featuring Original Music Composition by

David Thompson

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Riding the Rails: Portraits Along the DART Lines

Cindy @ Walnut Hill

Local artist Merry Fuhrer has created 27 oil pastel portraits of people encountered at the DART rail stations on her daily commute. In addition, musician David Thompson has composed original music incorporating sounds from the trains and rail stations to enhance the visual work.

The exhibit runs from March 3 – 27 at the Eisemann Center Mezzanine Gallery. A “Meet and Greet” is scheduled for March 10 from 7-9 pm. This is a free event … all are welcome!

Al @ Lake June Station

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ARTrageous in Frisco

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The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will host a closing reception for the open art show featuring pieces by more than 24 members and non-members in the Frisco Art Gallery at the Frisco Discovery Center. The reception from 3-5PM is free and open to the public.

Questions? Contact VAGF President, Brenda Thomas at brenda.g.thomas@gmail.com

 

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Call for ARTrageous Submissions – June 21st Deadline!

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The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will host an open art show for members and non-members this summer in the Frisco Art Gallery at Frisco’s Discovery Center. Come during regular business hours to view art of all mediums and genres from local artists. Submit up to 5 images to artwithpaige@gmail.com BY JUNE 21 to be considered for this show.

Up to three images will be accepted per artist. Entry fee is $10 for VAGF members and $20 for non-VAGF members.

Pieces must be ready-to-hang. Drop off will be June 28th from 12-2pm at the Frisco Discovery Center.

Questions? Contact VAGF President, Brenda Thomas at brenda.g.thomas@gmail.com

http://friscodiscoverycenter.com/files/4714/3413/7794/ARTrageous_Prospectus.pdf

 

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Merry Fuhrer Oil Pastel Portrait demo Sept. 24

Merry Fuhrer, oil pastel artist, will be the demonstrator for the Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7pm  meeting of the Irving Art Association. Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan in Irving.

Merry is an associate professor teaching drawing in the Art Dept. at Collin College. For more about her, see her website: http://www.zhibit.org/merryfuhrer or her profile at http://oilpastelsociety.com/fuhrer_merry.htm

Artist statement:

In the fall of 2010, I signed up for a local life drawing class and arrived with a box of cheap oil pastels I’d had lying around my studio for years. Much to my surprise, I found that I love their colorful mark making possibilities. I feel I am painting and drawing at once … what could be better!

I still sometimes draw with models as I like the spontaneity and energy that goes with working from life.  I have also been working on portraits of mass transit riders in the DART system, which I use extensively to get around the Dallas area. I’m intrigued by the variety of people that ride the trains and buses each day. The resulting portraits have been extremely challenging and fun.

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