Art Show kicks off with reception Dec. 1
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–For the second time this year, the walls of the Cedar Creek Country Club will be converted into a gallery for local artists to display their art. The show, “A Visual Celebration,” begins with a reception for the artists at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 and runs through Wednesday, Jan. 15. The public is invited to attend the reception, browse the art, and possibly find that perfect gift for a special someone or a location in your home.
Featured artists include Kelley Meza, Robert English and Charlie Bullock.
Kelley was born in Fort Worth and has early memories of drawing at a pre-school age for behavior management in church. As she progressed, with art teachers encouraging her, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from U. T. Arlington.
While working for Tarrant Regional Water District, Kelley picked up pastels for the first time and fell in love with the versatility of the medium. Working mostly from photographs, Kelley’s art includes portraits of children, pets and other animals, landscapes and sunsets over water. People are often surprised at the amount of detail Kelley coaxes from pastels, as well as the high degree of realism. Kelley’s goal in portraiture is not only to produce a good likeness, but also to capture the subject’s unique personality.
Robert grew up in the east Texas town of Crockett, with an appreciation and love for western themes. He loved to draw and took art classes in college, primarily in painting. But life intervened and sent him in other directions, including a military career and then a career in banking.
As he was helping his son with a school project, his passion for sculpting was ignited. He studied with several sculptors, including George Davis, to learn how to reproduce the human body in clay. He was also enthralled by ballet performance, admiring the fluidity and motion of the body in movement. Robert works in oil-based clay, taking his pieces to a foundry to be bronzed. His sculptures include western themes as well as movement-based pieces, depicting the human body in athletic and dance poses.
Charlie considers art a necessity for himself, picking up a paintbrush with accuracy. He will paint, draw or sculpt on just about any material. His eye is his inspiration and with whatever medium is handy, it will find its expression. Charlie usually creates in series, exploring his inspiration with passion.
He has lived in South Texas, painting ranch scenes and street scenes, also living in Sedona, Ariz., Durango, Colo. and Fredericksburg. For many years, his art has been a realistic portrayal of what he could see, but the art expression reveals much more in its depth.
The artists will be available during the reception, Dec. 1, to talk about their work and meet with the public. The art will remain on display through Jan. 15 and will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Jessica Steele at the Cedar Creek Country Club (903) 498-6761.