In 1825 Thomas Cole, renowned American artist and early environmentalist was angered by the destruction of the area’s beauty by development. He wrote, “ I cannot but express my sorrow that the beauty of such landscapes are quickly passing away – the ravages of the axe are daily increasing....
As part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal during the Great Depression, the government-funded Federal Art Project (1935 -43) of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) hired as many as 10,000 artists to create murals, paintings, sculpture, graphic art, posters, photography, theatre scenic design, and arts and crafts.
Laura Roosevelt, President Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt’s, great-granddaughter specializes in abstract mixed media painting. Laura Roosevelt’s passion for history has pioneered a new form of American art with her “Historic American Pop” series. These pieces incorporate iconic photographs with textured, abstract backgrounds, reshaping the experience of those moments frozen in time.
Bill DeOre shared the Dallas Morning newsroom with author Mark McDonald, while both also served as volunteer coaches in youth sports. It follows then, that the “seasoned” duo would once again connect on a project related to … what else … sports history.
Please join us for the opening reception to celebrate Italian artist, Alex Corno “Sempre Nel Texas, Always in Texas” in the Historical Library. Italian artist and sculptor, Alex Corno’s exhibition, will include sculpture and works on paper. Corno creates abstract forms using welded iron and stainless steel.