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Contact: Andrea Hugg

 

Cerulean Gallery Features

“Flips Side” of Artistic Expressions

 

Dallas, May 22, 2007 —Cerulean Gallery announces its latest exhibition entitled, “Flip Side,” which will run June 8 – July 17. 

 

Exhibiting artists will include:

 

  • Suzanne Fuqua, the Park Cities, TX – oil on canvas 
  • Aaron Kotara, Plano, TX – mixed media on wood
  • Robin Hazard-Bishop, Hot Springs, AR – pastel on suede and oil on canvas

 

“This exhibition is named ‘Flip Side’ to metaphorically represent the featured artists who are direct opposites of each another in their style and use of color,” said Caroline Crockett, owner of the gallery.  “Suzanne and Robin both feature landscapes but differ in their portrayal of reality.  Aaron’s approach is the complete opposite of Suzanne and Robin – His abstract quality is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.” 

 

Third-generation Park Cities, Suzanne Fuqua, brings her Contemporary Americana 2007 paintings to Cerulean Gallery. She will feature landscapes of Dallas and the Park Cities. Fuqua showed an early talent for art, and was featured in 1965 at the age of 13 in the cover story of The Dallas Morning News’ Sunday Magazine.  She studied with Florence Burgess of Dallas while attending Highland Park High School.  After graduating from Baylor University with her degree in art, Fuqua studied with famed portrait artist Demitri Vail.  Her works are admired among private collections, including a large painting of Santa Monica Pier sold recently to Brad Pitt, and she has been retained in permanent collections throughout the country.

 

Aaron Kotara is an untraditional young artist whose style is fresh and original. He uses wood, nails, string, glycerin, wood stain, etc. to create dynamic abstract wall sculptures. Kotara’s compositions are kept simple and direct, having the message and subject of each stand out. The use of uncommon mediums seen in his work, such as birch wood, bamboo and nails, illustrate the beauty of nature and precision. Born and raised in San Antonio, Kotara has resided in Dallas for ten years.  Photography, musical composition and interior design are other artistic fields he practices in addition to visual arts.

 

Robin Hazard-Bishop returns to Cerulean Gallery with new landscapes created from jewel-toned pastel on suede and energetic abstracts composed of vivid oils on canvas, creating a natural oasis. Born in Freeport, Texas, Robin Hazard-Bishop has always been inspired by color as evident in her strong and vibrant paintings.  A graduate of Southern Methodist University, her fine art degree focused on painting, drawing and printmaking.  She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and has many corporate and private collections including the American Bank in Houston and the Cancer Treatment Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Her drawings were featured in 1983 at the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth as part of the Creative Process - Drawing Symposium.  She has also been included in the 500 Exposition in Dallas, the Dallas Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Dallas Life Magazine, At Home in Arkansas, and in many gallery exhibits. 

 

The artists’ reception will be Friday, June 8, 2007 from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

 

Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest in Snider Plaza.  Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday –Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Please call 214.739.BLUE (2583) for additional details, or visit www.theceruleangallery.com.

 

About Cerulean Gallery 

Cerulean Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the heart of the Park Cities where shoppers, students, and diners are provided an inviting place to enjoy art and social activities amongst a relaxing environment.  Cerulean Gallery was founded in 2006 by Caroline Crockett, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University in 2002.  The gallery features the work of established and emerging artists, local and SMU-affiliated artists, along with Crockett’s own artwork and commissions. In addition to featuring 12 annual exhibitions, Cerulean Gallery focuses on benefiting the community through ongoing support of SMU and area high school art students in addition to work with local philanthropies.  Additional information can be found at www.theceruleangallery.com. 

 

 

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