Cerulean Gallery’s Exhibition “Transient Beauty” Partners with the
Autism Treatment Center
Dallas, March 18, 2009 — In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Cerulean Gallery announces its next exhibition “Transient Beauty,” featuring artwork by children and adults of the Autism Treatment Center (ATC). The opening reception is April 3, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run from April 3 – May 11, 2009.
One hundred percent of the proceeds of the ATC artwork will go directly to organization to help further its mission of assisting people with Autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community. For more information about ATC, please visit www.atcoftexas.org.
“’Transient Beauty’ will showcase ATC artwork alongside four professional artists all working in various techniques and styles. Many of the artists’ works use the application of ‘non-permanent’ mediums that are made permanent through specific techniques on the canvas or panel. In addition, the title is a play on words as we hope these ‘beauties’ will be temporarily housed here at the Gallery until they move on to their permanent homes,” said Caroline Crockett Kneese, owner of Cerulean Gallery.
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with Autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined.
Exhibiting artists include:
o Robin Hazard-Bishop, Hot Springs, AR – Pastel on suede
o Jane L. Troyer, Dallas, TX – Tempera and watercolor abstracts
o Kimberly MacArthur Graham, Denver, CO – Tar paper
and mixed media on panel
o Nancy Beasley, Dallas, TX – Landscape on canvas
Robin Hazard-Bishop is one of Cerulean’s top selling artists specializing in pastel drawings on suede to create luminous jewel-toned landscapes. The sensitive material is applied and then affixed onto the suede in a linear fashion. Her works feature elements of nature, often drawing upon Arkansas’ towering forests, blazing orange reds of fall foliage, saffron meadows and blue waterfalls.
Jane L. Troyer uses tempera and watercolor mediums in a wet-on-wet style creating dramatic abstracts. Her paintings are not planned, but take shape through the conscious applications of paint. For Troyer, the action of painting sometimes reflects the thoughts of the unconscious. Her works form a connection with her memories, celebrating nature - sometimes beauty, at times rhythm - energy, joy, moods of peace and indispensable humor.
Kimberly MacArthur Graham’s paintings evoke elements from nature by recalling places she has explored and loved. Graham abstracts a recollected scene by exaggerating or suppressing visual qualities to reflect her feelings about the landscape. In this series, shapes and patterns emerge that suggest the churning unseen forces of the elements - earth and water and sky.
Nancy Beasley is a new Cerulean artist who explores landscapes on canvas with sweeping brushstrokes. Beasley’s contemporary impressionistic landscapes have a dream-like quality as if looking through clouds or an airy environment. Her work offers bold, emotive visions of New Mexico, including images of pathways, rivers and mountain storms, often revisiting expansive night skies illuminated by haunting glints of light.
Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest Ave in Snider Plaza. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 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 GalleryCerulean Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the heart of the Park Cities and 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. In addition to featuring 12 annual exhibitions and providing art consulting services, Cerulean Gallery focuses on benefiting the community through ongoing support of SMU and area high school art students in addition to working with local philanthropies. Most recently, art classes have been made available to the public, taught by renowned artist Virginia Marum. Additional information can be found at www.theceruleangallery.com