Monthly Meeting Demonstrations
October 5, 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm
Featured Artist: Kathy Fediw
Kathy Fediw paints landscapes, florals, and other subjects in an
impressionistic style in oils and pastels. Kathy paints and sketches for the
sheer joy of making art, and to record a place in time—many of her paintings depict scenes that have since been bulldozed over or destroyed by floods and hurricanes.
While looking for a way to improve her drawing skills, Kathy came across urban watercolor sketching. She found that she could do a quick 5 or 10 minute sketch wherever she went, using a very compact kit that fits easily into a pencil case or Ziplock bag. Now she does these quick, colorful sketches while waiting in restaurants, at coffee shops, during hikes, on vacation, in airplanes—whenever and wherever she goes
Kathy won Best of Show in her first judged art show in 2013 and has since won numerous awards for her artwork. Her paintings have been shown in the Gallery at Round Top, the Pearl Fincher Fine Arts Museum, St. Luke’s Hospital, the Conroe Art League Gallery and numerous local venues. She has studied under some of the best artists in the country, including Micheal Chesley Johnson, Lynn Asselta, Scott Mattlin, and Marty Hatcher to name a few. She is a member of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas, the American Impressionist Society, the Conroe Art League and the Woodlands Art League.
Kathy retired at the end of 2019 after a 40-year career as an internationally well-known horticulture consultant and conference speaker. During that time she wrote numerous books, articles and educational publications, including her own online magazine, I-Plants. Her intimate knowledge of plants and the landscape are evident in her artwork. Kathy can be found sketching and painting while walking around The Woodlands, where she and her husband Ted make their home.
November 2, 2020 11:30am-1:00pm
NEW Location: DeGallery 930 N. Rosemary Dr, Bryan TX 77802 (at the corner of E. 29th St. and N. Rosemary Dr.)
Featured Artist: Maegan Kirschner
Maegan presents truly out-of-the-box thinking and execution of her abstract and non-objective art. She received her bachelor degree from Missouri Southern State University, home schooled art students, and is now a freelance artist operating in Royce City, Texas. Exhibits across the Dallas/Fort Worth area included her work as well as several newspapers and magazines.
“I am an artist that uses industrial and recyclable materials to create art work that is considered mixed media. Paints, papers, and metal become expressive parts of the overall project. All of my work is of the abstract genre and becomes fluid as it is conceived. The work focuses on canvas being the base, but I branch out to sculpture pieces as well. I have multiple sclerosis (MS) which can create a challenge physically creating the work. The process of thinking out a project to physically creating allows an outlet for physical, mental, and cognitive therapy in living with MS. The vision of my work is to create depth and texture that causes the audience to dive in and immerse themselves into the piece to fully connect with the emotions and messages within each artwork.”
Featured Artist: Cynthie Hanks
Cynthie is an accomplished pastel artist who has shown at the SEAD Gallery and at Brazos Valley Arts Council Shows. She has won many award and recognition for her work. She has significant showing of her work at the new Lost Creek Gallery in Calvert along with others who have fostered this new gallery.
“I am constantly amazed with nature and our connection to this planet earth. The perpetual give and take within the circle of life is forever on my mind as I view nature, realizing that a moment is instantaneous, making that moment gone in an instant. Capturing nature and its creatures has always been my focus when creating. I am attracted to color, shape and light. The balance and guidance of these elements specifically leads the eye around a painting like a dance. I find the challenge in creating what nature shows me and am always looking for a great dance!”