ART Region News
Larry’s gallery, Square Corner Artworks, anchors a corner in downtown Clarksville and has always been the site of the “opening night” reception for artists participating in the Clarksville Fine Art Festival. To quote from Larry: “We had a grand time and had a real crowd at the reception…standing room only, but then, I went out and three more people came in”. Larry, never at a loss for words, always kept things moving, always kept the spirit of any event alive and never stopped trying to further the scope of success for all things dear to him.
Fascinated with all forms of art, Larry worked in pencil, charcoal and pastel drawings, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, metal sculptures, pottery and mixed media. His desire was: “to touch the positive emotions of the viewer. Love, Desire, Passion, Wonderment & Delight”. Fully involved in life, fully involved in the arts, Larry will be deeply missed by all.
“Life is an accumulation of our emotions.
Art is the communication of life”
The ART Region of Texas will resume meeting with quarterly meetings in various locations in northeast Texas. The next scheduled ART Region meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 1:30pm…location to follow. It will take many of us, working together, to honor the generous spirit of Larry.
President-ART Region of Texas
The Red River County Historical Society has established the Artist in Residence program to bring both established artists and emerging artists to Clarksville. This program will provide a creative environment for the artists and enrich the community through their exposure to working artists. The program will eventually expand to include writers (journalists, novelist, poets), filmmakers and musicians.
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Scott Harvey of KETR Radio interviews Sandy Page from the ART Region of Texas!
Check it out here: ART Region on KETR
BankTexas has teamed with the ART Region of Texas to spotlight local artists at their Winnsboro Store. The creative works of sculptors Bonnie Sir Kegian, Georgia Lange Moore and Alder L Moore are now displayed at BankTexas for the upcoming months.
Al and Georgia Moore work from their Bent Pine Studios in Winnsboro, producing pieces of sculpture that never fail to connect with the viewer.
Working primarily in stone, organic forms seem to emerge from the sea, or other water related sources, as Al Moore’s creative hands moved about the limestone for production of his “Dordogne Head”. This carved Austin Limestone piece depicts the fossilized skull of a Dragon rising from the waters of the Dordogne River in France. A single tooth of marble is inset into the limestone body. A surprising abstract and lyrical quality emerges from this artist and adds to the viewing pleasure, especially when knowing the artist’s engineering and software background. This “balance” was maintained earlier in his career by working in the “lost wax” process creating custom jewelry. Al’s focus, now, remains on sculpture.
Georgia Lange Moore is well known for the strength and emotional depth depicted in her clay works. Her “Circle of Friends” depicts three children of varied races holding hands and “connecting their worlds” with one another. The children, in this stained stoneware piece, project a realism that immediately captures the viewer, bringing forth similar experiences of “connecting with life”. Georgia taught art in Dallas, and, also, taught Sculpture and Clay Processes at Northeast Texas Community College. Georgia’s stained stoneware pieces include many “Heads”, which are intimate “sketches” in clay. She, also, has created a specialty form known as her “Spirit Vessels”.
Bonnie Sir Kegian’s “White Lotus” draws the viewer into a glowing realm of beauty. Her process of direct carving on this alabaster piece seeks to follow the path of simplicity to reveal the “true beauty”. The silhouette she works to produce seeks to find that perfect portrayal of what should be removed and what should remain as she, the artist, puts her “signature” into the alabaster. Bonnie’s influences come from nature, mythology, Greek classicism, poetry, and ancient traditions. She, also, works in black & white photography, hand coloring some of her pieces. Earlier in life, Bonnie worked as an educator and a photojournalist. Working from her studio at Hunter’s Moon Farm, her “stories” now emerge in marble, limestone and alabaster.
All three sculptors belong to the Texas Sculpture Association, Art Professionals of Texas and the ART Region of Texas. The ART Region of Texas is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art and artists of northeast Texas. To explore the many facets of the organization, go to www.artregionoftexas.com.
Sandy Page, President of the ART Region worked with BankTexas to arrange this sculpture exhibition.
BankTexas has set out to be more than a just a bank, but a partner in the community. Since opening its doors there in 2011, BankTexas has embraced the Arts Community in Winnsboro by sponsoring the stage at Crossroads Music Co. and by displaying artwork from the ART Region of Texas. With its store designed to be like a community living room where people can sip a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy free WiFi, BankTexas is pleased to offer their lobby as a space where visitors can now view the work of talented local artists. The sculptures currently displayed are a great addition to the Bank lobby, arranged in a sitting area that is perfect for viewing the pieces.
“BankTexas in Winnsboro is excited to have the opportunity to work with the ART Region of Texas. Our customers have already commented how beautiful the art is and that it enhances the décor of the Bank,” says Carolyn Burns, Winnsboro Store Manager. “We would like everyone in the community to come by and see what pieces are on display and the talent of our local artists.” The public is welcome to view the sculptures during the Bank’s lobby hours which are 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
BankTexas is a community bank focused on “helping you live well” through world-class service, convenience, and community support. It is unique among financial institutions in that it is owned by local shareholders. It was founded in East Texas in the 1890’s and operates location in Holly Lake Ranch, Kilgore, Lindale, Longview, Mineola, Quitman, Tyler, and online at www.BankTexas.org.
Lindy Hearne, widely known in East Texas as the co-founder of the ‘Crossroads’ music venue on Main Street in Winnsboro and for his music and song writing talents, has just revealed a whole new facet of his creativity with the opening of an exhibit of his Photography on December 5th at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) located at the corner of Market St. and Broadway in Downtown Winnsboro.
Hearne’s exhibit, which runs through January 22, 2011 at the WCA, is a grand tour of his talent with the camera. His subjects range from curious country cows and mystic country scenes to butterflies, elephants, flamingoes and horses – each treated with extraordinary sensitivity and aplomb. His compositions focus the eye on features of his subject which might otherwise be passed over by the casual viewer, and bring out unusual beauty and vivid colors.
His images have been gathered from near his Winnsboro area home, as well as from locations visited while on tour around the country with his music partner, Lynn Adler.
The Exhibit features a wide selection of both framed and matted prints, and note cards, prices that are within reach of almost everyone, and a good selection of print sizes. Certainly worth a trip to Winnsboro to see, as well as a good potential source for Christmas gifts.
Contact WCA at (903) 342-0686 for days and hours of exhibit availability
Three local area Artists just received exciting news. Suzann Cromer of Gilmer with Alder Moore and Bonnie SirKegian of Winnsboro have been invited to exhibit their 3
collaborative works, currently on display at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, in a new show in the PFamily Arts Gallery in Plano, Texas, to begin November 3rd.
These local Artists along with other Artists with works in the Texas Sculpture
Association’s Collaborage Exhibition currently at the Eisemann Center in Richardson Texas have attracted widespread interest in the MetroPlex.
This exposure has been extensive and positive enough that PFamily Arts Gallery in
Plano, Texas has requested the works for exhibition in a separate show to be called Collaborage II, opening on November 3rd and running through January 2nd, 2011.
The opening reception for Collaborage II will be held on November 19th from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm at the PFamily Arts Gallery, located at 4017 Preston Rd, #544,
Lakeside Market, Plano, TX 75093.
Individual Works by many of the Collaborage II Artists will also be on sale in the
Gallery’s Boutique during the show.