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Cerulean Gallery Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with
“Out of the Blue Two”
Dallas, February 13, 2007 —Cerulean Gallery is celebrating it’s one-year anniversary with “Out of the Blue Two” in tribute to the Gallery’s 2006 Grand Opening exhibition “Out of the Blue”. “Out of the Blue Two” will run from March 9 – April 11, 2007.
“This exhibition is versatile and contemporary, with an overall theme that reminiscently showcases a bit of every medium for the one-year anniversary,” said Caroline Crockett, owner of the gallery. “It’s a taste of everything – black and white, sepia and hand-tinted photographs, painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage, and pastel.”
Exhibiting artists will include:
o Libby Beall Goff, University Park, TX – Black and white, sepia and hand-tinted photography
o Elsa Aurora Sherrell, University Park, TX – Paintings and sculpture
o Pamela Marquette O’Krent, Dallas – Print making and collage
o Robin Hazard-Bishop, Little Rock, AR – Pastel on suede
Libby Beall Goff has more than 20 years experience in traditional black and white photography. For “Out of the Blue Two” she will feature hand-tinted photographs as well as black and white and sepia. Her work has been published in magazines (most recent in the New England Journal of Medicine Spring, 2006), coffee table books, music videos, and documentary films. Goff focuses on “lifestyle” photography that captures a variety of emotions from the innocence of a child to the power of nature. Goff’s images range from the Lower 9th ward in New Orleans to Haiti, European culture to Southwest landscapes. Through her compelling images, Libby gently urges viewers to reflect on their values, their beliefs and their passions, to see the world for what it is, while also hoping for what it will become.
Inspired by the works of Picasso, Georgia O'keeffe, Van Gogh, Brancusi, and Henry Moore, Elsa Aurora Sherrell enjoys experimenting with different materials, styles, and forms in her sculpture and painting. She will feature abstracts, acrylics, and sculpture of all mediums for “Out of the Blue Two”. “I enjoy bringing pleasure to the eye of the beholder by celebrating life with all its beautiful colors and shapes,” said Sherrell. Born in Mexico and raised in Chicago, Sherrell earned her BFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Her artwork has been inspired through travels to Europe. Her paintings exude joy and happiness illuminating colors to ignite ideas of love and passion that is in all of us, she said.
Pamela Marquette O’Krent will showcase mixed media print making with stitching that has surpassed its functional nature and become a textural element in the works. “I’m attracted to the visual appeal of stitching and enjoy using it in an unconventional way, such as sewing on paper,” she said. O’Krent incorporates the things she loves (fabric, paper, and found objects) into collages, and uses sewing as a means of permanently attaching everything together. For O’Krent, art is a great passion that began when she was a young girl. At the age of five, she created dresses for her dolls, and later designed clothing for herself. Later, she graduated from The University of Minnesota-Duluth with a BFA and teacher’s certification. She moved to Dallas in 1987 and began her 20-year ongoing career of teaching art to small children. Being an educator has greatly inspired O’Krent and has been a perfect marriage of her interests as an artist and the adventures of teaching.
Robin Hazard-Bishop will unveil a new series of pastel on suede, inspired by color and her home in Arkansas. “Arkansas is an artist’s oasis, an overflowing natural backdrop to pull subject matter from. It is what catches the artists’ eye that makes each work unique,” said Hazard-Bishop. “Whether it’s the towering height of our forests, the blazing orange-y reds of our fall foliage, or the innocent and lazy pose of a meadow saffron, I sense each of them and am inspired in my painting.” A graduate of Southern Methodist University in 1984, 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, March 9, 2007 from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Wine and services will be donated by Wine’tastic.
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.