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Jean Blue: 50th Anniversary Gallery #4

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  Click to see it bigger...   A View from the Top - by Jean Blue Acrylic on canvas 16” x 16” $645   I have found inspiration time and again from the diverse architecture of Vicksburg structures. In an effort to present the magnificent Italianate Baer House on South Street in a different way, I chose to focus on its gables. I have taken a number of photos of the house through the years, but I had never noticed what looks like a bird perched on the roof in one of the images. It seemed fitting to include one and to title the painting “A View from the Top.”    Lesley remembers: Jean’s work reaches out and grabs my soul. And it’s not just me. So often I am asked, “do you  have any of Jean Blue’s available?” They stand in line whenever there is new work. It appeals to so many, and it has been my privilege to witness their reactions. Her combination of subject, color, texture all come together. She is fearless and successful with each new experiment. A magical energy emanates from her work,

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Ron Koehler: 50th Anniversary Gallery #3

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  Brush Block Grid #15 by Ron Koehler 16 1/2 " x 17" Wood $800.00 The Brush Block Grid Series is the continuation of a series that I started several years ago. During November of 2021, my older sister, Marilyn, contracted the Covid Virus and was placed on a ventilator in the hospital for a month before she passed away in December. During this time I spent many hours in the studio because I felt the need to create.   The carved brushes placed on 3 ½” x 4" blocks of split wood, mainly plywood. Splitting plywood created many different textural elements and coloration. Each piece of split the wood became more amazing. After seeing many of these blocks side-by-side I decided to mount them on panels as a group.  During this time I created 25 panels consisting of 15 - 30 brush blocks on each panel.   Lesley remembers: I first heard of Ron as the head of the Art Department at Delta State. We invited him to participate in one of our theme shows, and his commitment to the theme b

Rick Anderson: 50th Anniversary Gallery #2

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  Morning Moon by Rick Anderson Mixed Media on gallery wrap canvas 24” x 30” $1600 "The overall work has a soft and warm feeling although the subtle moon seems to float in a cool sky. The warm trees appear to have a transparent glow which allows the subtle tree branches to quietly show through.  The applied textured lines weave through the landscape creating movement that the eyes follow back and forth, left to right and back, occasionally pausing at the geometric shapes juxtaposed underneath the lines. At the bottom third of the painting, with very wet paint, I painted vertical lines with flowing drips with darker values. I created this painting for the 50th Attic Gallery celebration because of the overall warm, bright feeling that I get when I think about the Attic Gallery, and what the gallery and Lesley Silver has meant to me throughout the years, and what she has done to help everyday artists." - Rick Anderson   ---------------------------------------------------------

Dale Rayburn and Mamie Joe: 50th Anniversary Gallery #1

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  50th Anniversary Artist Gallery #1 Dale Rayburn & Mamie Joe   Autumn Memories - Dale Rayburn Monotype on paper 18" x 18" $750 Autumn Memories by Dale Rayburn "Throughout my career, I have had a propensity toward painting older people. They tend to show life experiences on their faces and they have great stories to tell, as well. As I have grown older myself, I have painted several self-portraits. This piece was inspired by the fact that I am so grateful for being able to do what I love. Making art as your vocation, in my opinion, has to be one of the most rewarding endeavors anyone could possibly wish for."     Show of Grace - Mamie Joe Acrylic on paper 15" x 15" $550  SHOW OF GRACE mixed media on paper by Mamie Joe "My 103 year old mother fell three times several months ago, and by some miracle, she did not break any bones. She did sustain some major bruising, strained her right arm, and could not walk. But with much help from a dedicated p

Another poster found in a drawer...

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  As we approach our 50 year mark, we are taking a look at how we celebrated earlier milestones...this is from 1996...