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Leawood Arts Council Art Show & Reception - Oct. 12
Expires [Friday, October 12, 2012]
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 339-6700 ext. 157
EVENT: Leawood Arts Council Art Show and Reception at
The Rice Gallery of Fine Art
DATE:Friday, October 12, 2012
TIME: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION:The Rice Gallery of Fine Art
Park Place, 117th and Nall
LEAWOOD ARTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ART EXHIBIT & RECEPTION WITH THE RICE GALLERY
The Leawood Arts Council is pleased to present an art show and reception with the cooperation of The Rice Gallery of Fine Art. Together they will host this community event to celebrate the work by some of the best professional artists of this region. This evening will feature art from the gallery collection highlighting paintings by Judith Mackey and Aaron Norris.
Judith Mackey has been a professional artist for over 40 years. A native Kansan who resides in the Flint Hills, she paints with what she is most familiar—landscapes of the prairie, working cowboys, and the ranch life that surrounds her rural Chase County home.
Judith first abstracts her subjects’ mass and form on location. She then finishes the paintings in a more deliberate manner in the studio, adjusting the composition and values, and selecting significant details.
Over her long career Judith has won many honors. Her paintings have been used as cover illustrations on magazines and books. In 2004 she was a featured artist in the New York Times article titled “Sowing Art on the Kansas Prairie and was filmed in her studio for inclusion in an upcoming CBS documentary on the same subject.
In addition to many private and corporate collections, Judith’s work hangs at the Kansas Capitol Building and in the Kansas Governor’s Mansion. Four of her oils were on display at the White House as part of the “Save America’s Treasures” Christmas display.
Aaron Norris, a native of rural Missouri, loves the look, smell, and sounds of an unrestrained thunderstorm or the way a snow front moves in and blocks out the horizon. His work reflects the ambivalence of nature and the idea that at any moment, a serene sky can turn violent. His paintings are filled with the energy he expends while creating the piece.
Norris currently lives and paints from his home studio in Raymore, Missouri. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Missouri State University in 2003 and works as a full-time Graphic Designer, but his true passion has always been painting.
The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, one of Kansas City's premier art galleries, offers the finest selection in original fine art. They represent prominent regional artists as well as established North American and European artists. The Rice Gallery offers special antique and estate pieces as well as location, acquisition, and hanging services to corporate and individual clients.
Please join the Leawood Arts Council Friday, October 12th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art for this delightful exhibit and reception. Refreshments will be served.
The Arts Council is pleased to partner with this member of the Leawood business community located at 11535 Ash Street in Park Place Leawood. For more information please call the Leawood Arts Council at (913) 339-6700 ext. 157 or The Rice Gallery of Fine Art at (913)-685-8889 or visit The Rice Gallery’s website: www.thericegallery.com.
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