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2016-08-11

‘Legends & Lore; exhibit opens at HCAF

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In the juried art show, “Legends and Lore,” artists are asked to create work that is influenced by literature. This exhibit at the Hill Country Arts Foundation’s Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Gallery opens Friday, August 12, and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 6. There will be an opening night artists’ reception on from 5 pm to 7 pm, with the awards announced at 6 pm.
“Legends and Lore” explores art that has been inspired by literature. All media will be represented.
“One of the first paintings I ever did was inspired by ‘The Hobbit’ by JRR Tolkien. It was a watercolor of the dragon Smaug,” said Rosanne Thrall, HCAF visual arts director.
“I gave it to a friend who still has it, and I remember how much fun it was to create my own idea of this mythical creature. Since that time, I have done many pieces that were influenced by what I was reading at the time.”
Juror for this show, Marsha Mefferd, lived in Houston after graduating from the University of Houston where she received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Several years later, she earned a Masters of Art Education from Texas Tech University.
Mefferd has taught art in public schools throughout Texas for 25 years – the last 18 at Klein Independent School District just north of Houston. She served as chairman of the Fine Art Department at Klein High School for the last 12 years of her career.
The Hill Country Arts Foundation is located at 120 Point Theater Road South, in Ingram.
For more information, call HCAF at 830-367-5120.