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Galley Opening for Organic Abstraction Exhibition

March 3, 2019
1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Center for Art and Education will feature an exhibition over Organic Abstraction, which highlights artists who are inspired by nature or natural elements. In the Main Gallery, Kellie Lehr creates paintings influenced by the relationship between people’s growing technological connections and nature. To Lehr, the calming, healing aspect of nature serves as a necessary counterbalance for the busyness of today’s digital world. Her studio is filled with branches and leaves that she uses as references for her paintings, each abstracted to form an image that Lehr describes as “somewhere between reality and fantasy, digital and natural, and confusion and clarity.” Kellie Lehr studies Drawing and Painting at the University of Arkansas and has gallery representation with the Bellmont Murout Gallery in Little Rock. Artists Karen Carney and Jeffrey Cantu display their work within the Studio Gallery. Karen Carney creates simplified, abstracted and realistic landscapes, which are inspired by the beautiful nature, and landscapes that surround her where she lives. Woven cornhusk and bamboo artworks by the artist Jeffry Cantu are also on display. The intricacy and netlike quality of each of Cantu’s intertwined sculptures represent what the artist defines as the ‘interconnectedness of humanity.’ The opening reception is on Sunday, March 3rd, from 1-4 pm. Exhibition continues through March 26th. Light refreshments including refreshing drinks provided by Belle Point Beverages, Inc. Music will be performed by Harpist Darice Augustson.

Admission: free

Event Location and Contact Information:
Center For Art & Education
104 North 13th Street
Van Buren, Arkansas

4794747767
http://art-ed.org


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