JRB Art at the Elms Color Packed Show

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JRB Art at the Elms Color Packed Show

Opening Reception for Artists

Friday, October 3, 2014
6:00-10:00 p.m.

JRB ART at The Elms ushers in Fall with two color packed solo shows featuring “Painting West” by Carol Beesley and “Arial Landscapes and Floral” by Dallas artist, Bob Nunn. “We exhibited Carol and Bob together in 2012 and the response was so great that we decided to do it again,” states Joy Reed Belt, Director of The Elms. “Both of these artists have a very distinctive style, are masters of composition and color, as well as being superb painters,” continued Belt. The exhibitions will open on First Friday, October 3rd at JRB Art at The Elms in the historic Paseo Arts District. Both exhibitions will run through November 1, 2014.

Carol Beesley, M.F.A., is a Professor Emeritus of Art at The University of Oklahoma where she taught Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Art History and Humanities for 24 years before moving to Santa Fe in 1997. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to study Art History at Columbia, Beesley received an M.A. in Ceramics from the University of Dallas and an M.A. in American Literature from the University of Kentucky, before receiving her M.F.A. from the University of California in Los Angeles. In 2007, after Beesley received a commission to create four monumental paintings for the Catlett Music Center on the University of Oklahoma’s Norman Campus as well as several murals for the Schusterman Learning Center on the University’s Campus in Tulsa, Beesley moved back to Oklahoma. Known for her distinctive large paintings of the American landscape, Beesley is a serious collector of photographs and recently donated a collection of over 100 notable prints to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma.

Bob Nunn, M.A., M.F.A., is a Dallas native and lifelong educator. He has maintained his studio in Deep Ellum for over 30 years and is acknowledged as one of the pioneer Deep Ellum artists. In the upcoming exhibition at The Elms, Nunn will be exhibiting work from three different series: landscapes as seen from overhead that portray the earth with its wondrous shapes and forms, textures, values and patterns, as impacted by man; a botanical series which depicts fanciful species of imaginary plants and flowers; as well as a fractal series of horizons that deal with different perspectives and broken planes of light. Nunn’s work has been acquired by institutions and collectors. Dallas’ new Convention Center Hotel (The Omni) commissioned a pair of large paintings for its permanent collection and the Dallas Museum of Art included two of his works in their inaugural exhibitions.

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