Larry Algaier (1951-2013)

Larry Algaier

Larry Algaier, one of the founders and vice-president of the Board of Directors of the ART Region of Texas, passed away suddenly last Tuesday, September 10th. His contributions to furthering the arts in northeast Texas are surpassed by few. Founder of the Clarksville Fine Arts Festival and a true community supporter and leader, Larry was always there with his generosity of time, involvement, support, and encouragement. A giant void has been created and it will take many of us, working together, to match his giving spirit.

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”

-Larry Algaier

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.

My best,

Sandy Page
President-ART Region of Texas

More Information

Clarksville Times article
Larry’s Gallery