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 Check out the latest issue of Bluffs and Bayous Magazine for a retelling of the Attic's 50 year story and some "then and now" photos...

Ron Lindsey: 50th Anniversary Gallery #5

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    Paul's Pitcher and Seashell by Ron Lindsey Acrylic on board 18" x 20" $645   This painting is acrylic and modeling paste on board. Paul Fayard gave me the small turquoise pitcher and LaRita Smith gave me the seashell. The almost petrified wild orange is from my tree. I had the Italian artist Morandi in mind as I painted this one.   Lesley remembers: With many of our artists comes a new story and a new learning about art for me. My perceptions exploded when I got to know Ron because of his approach to art and his vision. His paintings of Vicksburg houses and scenes and his still lifes turned the subjects into textures, into shapes and into colors. When I would look into his work, the surface would reveal layer after layer. Where you might expect one color, there were many, all with something to say. Ron also contributed to my art education by sharing some of his influences with me, including Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, and Rufino Tamayo. I always enjoyed visit

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   ---------------------------------------------------------