Henderson Fine Art Gallery

Color, Form and Content

March 20, 2009 - April 24, 2009

Reception: Friday, March 20 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Ann Smith - Cluster
Ann Smith - Cluster

The brilliance of watercolor, the splendor of pastels and oils, and the creativity of ceramics will entice the eye at San Juan College’s upcoming art show titled “Color, Form and Content.”

An opening reception will be held to feature the work of artists Ann Smith, Gayle Lewis and Fiona Clarke, on Friday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Gallery. The show will run through April 24.

Smith is best known for her large scale abstract floral paintings. Her award winning images have been exhibited by such prestigious organizations as the National Watercolor Society, The Rocky Mountain National Water Media Exhibition, and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

Gayle Lewis - Fall Whispers
Gayle Lewis - Fall Whispers

“Painting is like dancing on paper,” Smith says. “Feeling movement, making shapes, exploring space and savoring the joy of commitment to an art captivate me.”

Lewis will feature her pastel and oil landscapes. “Before art became a part of my life, I did not ‘see’ the splendor of this world or what occupied it,” Lewis explains. “Now, wherever I am, I’m on continuous surveillance. Can I capture this in a painting? How challenging this is! How rewarding when a painting evolves to a point when it can be framed.”

Fiona Clark
Fiona Clark

Clarke’s artwork will showcase her hand built ceramics influenced and inspired by her physical surroundings and nature’s elements such as the bark from a tree or a lichen covered rock.

“These natural materials feed my creative nature,” she says. “The bright colors of my surface decoration are influenced by South American people and blooming spring flowers or the dot patterns from the textiles of the Aboriginal people of Australia.”

The Art Gallery is open
Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
and on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For further information about this exhibit or other Gallery events,
contact Cindy McNealy at 566-3464.