PhotoQuest 2016 Winners & the Lee Glenn Bailey Award

LEE GLENN BATLEY

By Teri Valentine

 

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Lee Glenn Batley was born in Abilene, Texas on January 20, 1925. He spent his childhood farming with his parents there in Taylor County. After enduring the Great Depression on the farm, they decided to move to Corpus Christi where Glenn graduated High School. It was also there that he first gained exposure to the darkroom and blueprinting processes at a company his uncle, Mickey Benton, had invested in called Nixon Blueprint.

 

Like many young men, at the time, he joined the Army after high school. When he had completed his basic and advanced individual training, his parents received a letter stating that their son was at an undisclosed location in service of his country. What they would learn at a later date, was that he had been assigned to Los Alamos, NM with the Manhattan Project. His duties included photographic documentation and darkroom processing.

 

It was during his time at Los Alamos that he was introduced to Alice Parman by one of his coworkers. After the war was over and his tour of duty complete, he and Alice were married in Tucumcari, NM. He then moved, with his new bride, back to Corpus Christi. He went to work full time at Nixon Blueprint along-side his uncle and his parents, Pid and Lee Batley. Here he continued his photography and darkroom work, developing talent in phototypesetting, offset printing and silk screening.

 

 

In 1949, the Haloid Company introduced the first commercial xerographic copier, the Xerox Model A. Wanting to keep their company abreast of all that was up and coming, Glenn traveled to New York to study the refined use of xerography so it could be applied back home.

 

He continued working for the family business until, in 1958, he found and purchased a little corner of heaven on Turtle Creek in the Texas Hill Country. Selling his interest in Nixon and getting back to his roots, he spent some time enjoying country life. It was a kid’s paradise for his growing family with 60 acres to roam, a creek to swim and fish, horses to ride, and fresh milk, eggs and vegetables.

 

In 1960, he went to work for Mooney Aircraft utilizing his skills in industrial photography and darkroom processing. In 1972, Butler Aviation bought Mooney and stopped production. At that time, Glenn upgraded his own darkroom to included color printing and began freelance commercial photography. When Mooney began production again, he returned until retirement.

 

In April 1996, he passed away, with a legacy of four children who love and admire the art of photography and who will always hold warm memories of Dad with his camera in hand.

 

In honor of Lee Glenn Batley’s memory, the Hill Country Camera Club this year instituted a special award in his name for outstanding darkroom work. This award acknowledges the dedication of those who carry on this pre-digital photography specialty. The 2016 Glenn Batley award winner is Dyana Walker for “Ten Values”.

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PhotoQuest 2016 Photography Winners

 

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Parisian Carousel, Best of Show by Pam Davis

 

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Preston Plus Two by Dyana Walker

First place, Natural Photography

 

 

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Valentine’s at Valentine, Texas by Cynthia Hurayt

Second Place,  Natural Photograph

 

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Aspen Trees by Shari Vahidi

Third Place, Natural Photography

 

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Ten Values by Dyana Walker

Glen Batley Darkroom Award,  Natural Photography

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Taos House by Sara Hendricker

Honorable Mention, Natural Photography

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Beacon in the Night by Charles Dominques

Honorable Mention, Natural Photography

 

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Pals… 2016 by Robin Clark

Special Award, Natural Photography

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Criders on a Saturday Nigh by Deb Johnson

Special Award, Natural Photography

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A Storm in the Gulf by Andy Graham

First Place, Photographic Artwork

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Santiago by Deb Johnson

Second Place, Photographic Artwork

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Ornamental Cabbage by Roger Gorden

Third Place,  Photographic Artwork

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Phalaenopsis Orchid 1 by S J Derby

Honorable Mention, Photographic Artwork

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Window Light by Roger Gorden

Honorable Mention, Photographic Artwork

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Four White Kittens by SJ Derby

Special Award, Photographic Artwork

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No One Lives Here Anymore by Rudi Winzinger

Special Award, Photographic Artwork

Come see PhotoQuest 2016 September 1 – 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KACC Featuring Photos, Quilts & Revolution In September

Courthouse Steps 1926 by Mary Ann HildebrandKerr Arts & Cultural Center has always been known as the go-to Hill Country venue for eclectic art and September’s shows are a good example of the range of art experiences that KACC visitors always enjoy.

Two engaging exhibits, on display from September 1st through September 25th, are the Hill Country Camera Club’s “Photoquest 2016” in the Avery Gallery, and a fascinating exhibit of sculpture created by Steve Collier from industrial age parts entitled “Industrial Revolution” in the Derby Gallery.

From September 1st through October 6th KACC will also feature “Neighbors: Quilts & Other Artforms”, an eye-catching series of small quilts inspired by photographs of historic Kerrville homes.

The public reception for all September events is Saturday, September 3rd from 2-4 PM. Everyone is cordially invited. As always delicious refreshments and beverages will be complementary, and many of the artists will be attending.

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.

Above: Courthouse Steps 1926 by Mary Ann Hildebrand

Industrial Revolution by Steve Collier:

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Outdoor Painting Workshop Expands Horizons

Bob RohmFollowing the widely anticipated Kerrville Outdoor Painters Event (KOPE) from October 5th through 8th, nationally-acclaimed KOPE judge Bob Rohm will hold a three-day hands-on workshop from Sunday, October 9th through Tuesday, October 11th. Both events are coordinated by Kerr Arts and Cultural Center (KACC).

Participants will have the opportunity to paint alongside a teacher renowned for his ability to capture the poetry of light, whose paintings reflect the brilliance of the colors found in the clear, bright light of the southwest. The workshop will be accessing the private property of some of the most interesting painting locations in the area. “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting to take their plein air painting to the next level,” commented Grace Roach, Education Director at KACC.

Tuition for this workshop is $325; however, the American Plains Artists orgnanization is offering two generous, partial scholarships that can be applied for by contacting KACC.

Bob’s unique painting approach has been the subject of several instructional DVDs, enabling workshop participants to continue working with Bob’s ideas and techniques after participating in his workshop.

Bob has received many awards and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Oil Painters of American and the Outdoor Painters Society. He is the author of the book THE PAINTERLY APPROACH and has been featured in many publications including Southwest Art, American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, International Artist and Pure Color. 

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. Our building and facilities are fully accessible. 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.

KACC August Shows Are (Can’t Help It) HOT

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center eases the heat of Summer with three exhibits that sizzle visually in KACC’s air-conditioned galleries. All August shows will run from July 28th through August 28th.

Artists from The Vibe Tribe are presenting a show inspired by the idea of “Messages from the Creative Mind”. This is an invitational show that has been curated by members of The Vibe Tribe, so visitors should expect some interesting surprises. Featured artists include Michelle Peterson, Wiley Fudge, Ben Holloway, Tish Miller, and Aurora Joleen Franklin.

Also featured in August, the KACC annual juried show is entitled “Images” and will offer the best of the work currently being done by KACC’s community-wide group of talented artists. The show is juried by Texas artist Lisa Baer, owner of Estelle Stair gallery in Rockport. Winners in all categories will be announced at the July 30th reception.

In an innovative Kerr County Historical Commission exhibit opening July 28, entitled KERR COUNTY, TEXAS, 1856-2016, “THE EARLY YEARS”, KACC gallery visitors can enjoy rarely-seen items from the Society’s collection in celebration of 160 years of Kerr County History. KCHC chair Julie Mosty Leonard notes that “Our exhibit opening July 28 is the first of several shows we hope to have so residents and KACC visitors can get a fuller picture of our county’s rich past.” 

The reception for all KACC August shows will be quite a fiesta, with Latin music, as well as KACC’s always tasty food and beverages, and will take place from 2-4 on Saturday afternoon, July 30th at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center. The public is cordially invited.

KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events. Our building and facilities are fully accessible. 

 “Messages from the Creative Mind”

by The Vibe Tribe Artists:

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Wiley Fudge

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Trish Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michelle Peterson

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Melissa Payne

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Ben Holloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joleen Franklin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerr County, Texas, 1856 – 2016, “The Early Years”

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KCHC Historical Figures

 

“Images” Annual Juried Show for KACC Members

Winners below:

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Best of Show “Random Thoughts” by Kim Paxson

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1st place in Sculpture “Difficult Journey by Carol Tate

 

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1st place in Photography “After the Bloom” by Cynthia Hurayt

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1st place in Painting on Paper “Ferry Dolphins” by Marsha Reeves”

Painting on Canvas "Mexican Hat Vendor" by Mary Helen Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st place in Painting on Canvas “Mexican Hat Vendor” by Mary Helen Johnson

Monoprint "Woods VIII" by David McCormick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st place in Monoprint “Woods VIII” by David McCormick

Mixed Media "Collective Unconscious" by Dotti Brundrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st place in Mixed Media “Collective Unconscious” by Dotti Brundrett

1st place in Jewelry "Aquatic" by Nan Loeffler

1st place in Jewelry “Aquatic” by Nan Loeffler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st place in Fiber "Serenity" by Ginger Cullins

1st place in Fiber “Serenity” by Ginger Cullins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st place in Drawing "Canine Royalty" by Kathie Long

1st place in Drawing “Canine Royalty” by Kathie Long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center – July’s Very Cool Events

With its beautifully renovated suite of three spacious galleries and a Texas-capacity AC system, KACC may be one of the best places in Kerrville to be cool with the arts. From June 30 through July 24, there will be three distinctly different Arts experiences available. A public reception for all July shows will be Saturday, July 9th from 2-4 at KACC.

 

July at KACC always features the arts community’s annual tribute to Hill Country educators with the “Hometown Crafts Teachers’ Show”, an event that brings together inspired educator/artists from throughout Central Texas to display their latest work.

 

Also in July Kerrville Fiber Artists will present a highly innovative, collaborative show called “Off the Wall”. The 9 fiber artists in the group have created two 8 foot-long crocheted “underwater” coral reefs inspired by the Institute For Figuring’s “Crochet Coral Reef Project” that visited San Antonio’s Southwest School of Art in 2015.

 

Brush & Palette is an open group working in KACC studios. The “Brush & Palette” artists work in diverse media. This show represents their latest work.

 

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.

 

“Reefs”

Off the Wall Show

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Brush & Palette Show

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“Three Pots on Burlap” by Marcy Holms-Wheeler

HomeTown Crafts Teachers Show

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KACC Features “Southwest Gourd Art” Show Winners & More in June


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The 2016 Gourd Art judges are Gerald and Debbie Tobola of Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, and Mary Lee Tennant of Kerrville.

 

During the same May 26-June 26 timeframe KACC will host the show entitled “Hanging Together”: 22 Years as Visions 10 “ which will hang in the Cornels Gallery. This is a collection of the latest work of “Visions 10”, a group of Hill Country artists and friends who have been working and showing together for decades.

 

Also on display during this time in the Derby Gallery visitors will enjoy “Trees”, an exhibit of archival photographs by Joseph Walsh, a widely-admired Texas photographer.

 

The free public reception for all June shows will be on Saturday, May 28th from 2 to 4 pm in the KACC galleries. KACC serves the Texas Hill Country year-round with innovative art exhibits, hands-on workshops and community-wide art events.

“Hanging Together”: 22 Years as Visions 10 “

 

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Ann Marler

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Mary Ann Moss Fading Lock Watercolor copy

 

 

 

Fading Lock by Mary Ann Moss, Watercolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Hughes Ancient Arches acrylic copy

 

 

 

 

Ancient Arches  by Beth Hughes, acrylic

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Haiku 1 by Hildegarde Slaughter

 

“Trees”, an exhibit of archival photographs by Joseph Walsh

 

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Japanese Maple by Joseph Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joseph Walsh Photography

 

 

 

Southwest Gourd Show

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Wow Box by Bill Decker 2016, closed

Best of Show 2016

 

 

 

 

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Wow Box by Bill Decker 2016, open

Best of Show

 

 

 

 

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Inspired by Mata Ortiz Pottery by Yoshie Green

Ist place in Southwest category

 

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful Gourds

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Ruffles by Judy Richie

1st place in contemporary category

 

 

 

 

 

Reception Saturday May 28th, winners will be announced. Check back after Memorial Day or better yet coming and join us.

 

More Winners:

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Bearded Sheep by Judy Richie 3rd place in Southwest category

 

 

 

 

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Iron horse by Mike Peyton, Honorable mention

 

 

 

 

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Saloon Elements by Crystal Zimmerman 2nd place in Mixed Media category

 

 

 

 

 

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Swamp Dragon by Mike Peyton 2nd place Sculptural/Figurative category

 

 

 

 

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Joli Bleu Vase by Shiela Guidry 2nd place in Fiber category

 

 

 

 

List of all winners:

Kerr Arts & Cultural Center 2016 Southwest Gourd Art Show Awards
Category Type of Award Winning Artist Title of Winning Work
       
General Judges Special Crystal Zeiman Coral Swim
General Judges Special Crystal Zeiman Violet
General Judges Special Roy Cavarretta Taking Cover
General Honorable Mention Mike Munter The Wild Bunch
General Honorable Mention Yoshi Green Zen Vase
General Honorable Mention Mike Munter Stars Of The Old West
General Honorable Mention Sheila Guidry Turquoise Bowl with Inlaid Pots
General Honorable Mention Mike Peyton Iron Horse
Southwest First Yoshi Green Inspired by Mata Ortiz Pottery
Southwest Second Roy Cavarretta Hunter’s Eye
Southwest Third Judy Richie Bearded Sheep
Contemporary First Judy Richie Ruffles
Contemporary Second Judy Richie Free Spirit
Contemporary Third Judy Richie Windows
Fiber First Joanne Tompkins Field of hedge Apples
Fiber Second Sheila Guidry Joli Bleu Vase
Fiber Third Joanne Tompkins Southwest Flavor
Carving First Bill Decker Pin Wheel Butterfly Cannon Ball
Carving Second Gloria Christian Of The wind
Carving Third Bill Decker Filigree Basket #208
Mixed Media First C. C. Rice Sharkwave
Mixed Media Second Crystal Zeiman Saloon Elements
Mixed Media Third C. C. Rice Tribal
Sculptural/Figurative First J. Birky Bygone
Sculptural/Figurative Second Mike Peyton Swamp Dragon
Sculptural/Figurative Third Lynda Smith Tres Mujeres
Best Newcomer Mike Munter Whole Body of Work
Best In Show Bill Decker Wow Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”

Ancient Companion detail by Caryl Gaubatz copy

 

 

 

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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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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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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