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Cerulean Gallery Presents “Variations” In Upcoming Exhibition

 

Dallas, April 20, 2007 —Cerulean Gallery announces its latest exhibition entitled, “Variations,” which will run April 27 – June 5.  A portion of the proceeds throughout the exhibition will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.   

 

“I have titled this exhibition ‘Variations’ because not only are there a variety of concentrations, but each artist is focusing on creating variations of their concept and medium.” said Caroline Crockett, owner of the gallery. 

 

Exhibiting artists will include:

 

  • Susan Scott, University Park, TX - mixed media on canvas
  • J. Darrell Kirkley, Dallas, TX - multilayered pixel arts, TCC fine arts (totally computer created)
  • Robert A. Harris, Dallas, TX - photography
  • Caroline M. Crockett, Dallas, TX - mixed media on canvas

 

Susan Scott, believes that the practice of good medicine is an art and the practice of art is good medicine, nourishing the soul of both the artist and the audience.  Scott graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a degree in nursing, from there she went on to Baylor University with a Masters of Science in Gerontogly, and is now in the process of finishing her PhD at Texas Woman’s University.  Scott has an art studio downtown where she paints, exhibits other artists, and is able to host private events with the panorama of the Dallas skyline from the 46th floor. 

 

“My joy in creating works of art comes from taking a thought and applying it to the abstract world of color, form, texture, with unique media applications.  Each work of art becomes alive in itself.  Whenever I am creating, I feel closer to The Creator and my imagination then reaches heights greater than I could ever attain alone,” Scott explains.

 

Award-winning artist, J. Darrell Kirkley’s, channels his artistic capabilities into computer fine arts. 

Art has played a daily role in Kirkley’s busy corporate schedule, creating 2D and 3D computer graphics and animation for the thousands of video productions he has produced and directed throughout his career. With today’s technology, working with the Giclee on-canvas-medium, allows Kirkley to create original and one of a kind work.  Giclees can be produced on any number of media, from canvas to watercolor paper to vinyl, to transparent acetates.  The ink of Giclees are sprayed onto the page, actually mixing the color on the page to create truer shades and hues.

 

Robert A. Harris, Jr., will present a collection of photographs.  Harris is an attending physician at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and has been the head of the Internal Medicine section at the North Dallas Rehabilitations Hospital from 1988 until 2006.  Harris has been involved with photography for over 20 years and has spent substantial time documenting his travels, the flora of White Rock Lake area, the Dallas arboretum and his backyard.  Harris’s photos have appeared on many covers of the Dallas Medical Journal and have also appeared in Shutterbug, Texas Medicine and The New England Journal of Medicine.  Having a family member with Cystic Fibrosis, Harris will donate all his proceeds from this exhibition to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

                            

Caroline M. Crockett, the owner of the gallery, will present her “Wall Paper Series,” pieces which have realism with a contemporary edge.  Crockett has been painting realism with oils for over 8 years. “I am studying flowers by drawing and painting them on paper and then cutting them out and adhering them to canvas.  Then, I continue the still life by painting directly on the canvas to visually tie the mediums together.  This process enables me to use my imagination with the composition of the study.  The backgrounds of the flower studies are usually a solid color.  The purpose if this is to take away the location of the study so that the viewer’s feelings, emotions, and memories can be evoked by the composition and color.”

 

The artists’ reception will be Friday, April 27, 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