Kerr Arts and Cultural Centers May Gallery Exhibits

KACC is offering a wide range of shows to celebrate May in the Hill Country. All shows will run from April 28 through May 22, with a public reception on Saturday, April 30, from 2—4 pm.

In the Avery Gallery visitors will enjoy the Kerrville Art Club’s Show & Sale, featuring the best of current work by Art Club members.

“Deeper Than Beauty”, an exhibit by fiber artist Caryl Gaubatz and watercolorist Martha Allen, is a collaborative tribute to the essence of women. Caryl is an award winning fiber artist who makes narrative garments. Her work is distinctive because of her exquisite surface design –often created through the use of organic techniques using soil, compost and time — and her expert and meticulous tailoring and garment design and construction. Martha is a romantic realist whose watercolors are synonymous with travel and adventure. Her goal is to show the richness of exotic cultures through compelling ethnic portraits and colorful market and street scenes from throughout Latin America.

And to top off this month’s multimedia diversity, an impressive stained glass exhibit by Patrick McDaniel entitled “Glassworks” will be on display in the Derby Gallery. Patrick was recently named Kerrville Art Club’s “Artist of the Month”.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. Our address is 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville, and Gallery hours are 10-4 Tues –Sat and 1-4 Sundays. For more information on KACC and our upcoming events please visit http://www.kacckerrville.com or call 830-895-2911 during gallery hours.

Deeper Than Beauty”

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fiber artist Caryl Gaubatz 

 

 

 

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fiber artist Caryl Gaubatz

 

 

 

 

 

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watercolorist Martha Allen

 

 

 

 

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watercolorist Martha Allen

 

 

 

Glassworks
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Patrick McDaniel “Glassworks” 

 

 

 

 

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Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Expanding Arts Education Services

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center is pleased to announce the addition of an Education Director to our dedicated staff, thanks to a generous grant from Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation. 

 

Grace Roach, a talented Arts Educator with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UT-Tyler, will be working to expand and diversify the educational programs of KACC, beginning with an in-depth assessment of the desires and needs of our community.  Roach will focus in particular on creating educational opportunities that are not being offered by other area arts organizations. 

 

KACC’s goal is to create art programming that will have broad appeal and that will improve the quality of arts education in the Hill Country communities that KACC serves.  With the addition of this new position, KACC will be in a position to provide high quality, instructional classes, and new art appreciation opportunities to our existing members and to expand our services to reach currently underserved groups in the community.

 

Originally from East Texas, Roach moved to Kerrville last year to pursue her passion for arts education, and to fulfill her dream of living in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. She began her teaching career in the Hill Country by teaching junior high art in Lindale ISD, and she currently teaches K-5 art at Nimitz Elementary. She is married to her junior high sweetheart, Jake Roach, who is also a teacher and a coach for Kerrville ISD.

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Grace Roach

 

 

April At KACC Is All About Youth & Avant Garde Art

 

 

Thunderbirds in front of KACC by Peter Mangan

Thunderbirds at KACC #1From March 31st through April 24th the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas will be featuring two great shows – the 2016 Hill Country Youth Art exhibit, and an exhibit of two avant garde artists, Leslie Kell and Peter Mangan, each working in very different and yet pleasingly synergistic media.

The KACC Youth Art exhibit is an annual event featuring work by hundreds of young Hill Country artists from Kindergarten through High School. As KACC Executive Director Debbie Minns recently observed “Many visitors to past Youth Art events have commented on the diversity and quality of the work, and over the years KACC Staff and Volunteers have really enjoyed seeing some of these talented young entrants in the Youth Art series evolve into mature artists.”

Contrasting with the exuberant chaos of the Youth Art show, the mature work of Kell and Mangan certainly catches the eye. Leslie Kell described her digital collage work in a recent interview: “The artworks that I create are visual journeys that transport us and provide what life does not. The process of transforming ordinary photographs into extraordinary encounters begins with a technique that I have been developing over the last 8 years.”

“I work with architectural forms to create virtual environments into which my original photos are assembled within the spaces and patterns my designs. As the imagery interacts to create the highlights, shadows, contours, and textures of the artwork, they also mingle and blur to push the bounds of vision and come out on the other side in another reality.”

Sculptor Peter Mangan, speaking about his work recently, said: “From early childhood I’ve been able to express myself visually. Creating artwork enables me to use both planning and intuition to make objects that communicate to others.  The struggle with ideas, materials, and tools is a constant challenge.  It is rewarding to bring something original into the world and see how people respond.”

“Metals and glass are my primary media.  The solid strength of metal is a contrast to the delicate transparency of glass.  Both old and new techniques are utilized, from plasma cutting and blacksmithing to computer-controlled kilns and medieval glass painting methods. My artwork has been shown and collected in the U.S.A., Europe, and Japan.”

There will be two separate public receptions for the April shows. The Youth Art reception will be held on Saturday April 9th from 1-3 pm, and the reception for the Kell/Mangan exhibit will be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 2-4 PM. No reservations are necessary for either of these free public events.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. Our address is 228 Earl Garrett in downtown Kerrville, and Gallery hours are 10-4 Tues –Sat and 1-4 Sundays. For more information on KACC and our upcoming events please visit http://www.kacckerrville.com

 

Time Isnt Holding Us by Leslie Kell

 

 

Time Isnt Holding Us by Leslie Kell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Secret space of dreams by Leslie Kell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Behind the Seen, Leslie Kell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KACC The Optimist 3 by Peter Mangan

 

 

The Optimist 3 by Peter Mangan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KACC Completed Couple by Peter Mangan

 

 

 

Completed Couple by Peter Mangan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Behind the Seen, Peter Mangan

 

 

 

April At KACC Is Youth Art In Bloom

From March 31st through April 24th the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas will be featuring the 2016 Hill Country Youth Art exhibit.

The KACC Youth Art exhibit is an annual event featuring work by hundreds of young Hill Country artists from Kindergarten through High School. As KACC Executive Director Debbie Minns recently observed “Many visitors to past Youth Art events have commented on the diversity and quality of the work, and over the years KACC Staff and Volunteers have really enjoyed seeing some of these talented young entrants in the Youth Art series evolve into mature artists.”

A free, public Youth Art reception for this year’s entrants will be held on Saturday April 9th from 1-3 pm. Many of the young artists will be on hand, and refreshments will be served. No reservations are necessary.

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Youth Art Exhibit

 

 

 

 

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