Spotlight - Art Inspiration
The American Alliance of Museums has announced the Jesuit Dallas Museum among its newest accreditations. Of the estimated 34,000 museums in the United States, just roughly 1,000 of the most prominent and prestigious have received accreditation.
Arie Van Selm paints the Statue of Liberty in bold bright vivid colors influenced by his travels to Mexico.
Hurd was a war correspondent for Life Magazine during WW11 and was a celebrated artist, printmaker, and illustrator in the regional realist tradition.
Hardin created surfaces with thick layers of acrylic paints and glazes. Chiefs, ceremonial robes, stylized pottery, motifs, and abstract geometric line are prominent in her work.
Downey likes to involve the viewer with his moody and emotional landscapes. “I want the viewer to feel the temperature, hear the wind; I want him to live the painting – to really have a sense of being there.”
Quincy Conwell is inspired by Jazz music to paint his vivid colorful and inspiring paintings of Jazz Musicians playing. You can feel the music pouring out of his work.
Gone but Not Forgotten: Sha Sha, 2017 is a self-portrait of the artist Sedrick Ervin Huckaby who was born in Fort Worth, TX in 1975. Huckaby paints himself using thick, impasto paint wearing a white t-shirt that depicts his beloved sister, Sha Sha who passed away.
While we continue to miss friends, James Rizzi’s work is very inspiring and is all about Community and this year’s theme at Jesuit is return to Community.
Alex Powers has been an artist and art teacher since 1970. He taught high school math for several years after college before he took a job as a computer programmer at the Kennedy Space Center.