Sunday, September 10, 2017

Granbury Camera Club Meeting | Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30pm | Speaker Edgar Miller

Granbury Camera Club Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 6:30pm
Shanley House Gallery

Join us for our Granbury Camera Club meeting next Tuesday night, September 12, at 6:30 p.m. at The Shanley House. We will exhibit the photos submitted to our Summer Challenge contest and announce the winners. Edgar Miller, Director of Education, Fort Worth Camera, judged the entries and we will hear his critiques and tips. He is also furnishing gift certificates to Fort Worth Camera as prizes!
IN OCTOBER, our guest speaker will be D/FW area photographer John Mowry. He will be sharing some great photos of weather events, such as the fantastic lightening shot he captured that was featured on Channel 11 News. He will give us tips on the gear needed for great lightening and weather event shots and share his techniques for photographing night scenes, the Milky Way, long exposures and more. You will not want to miss this! It will be Tuesday night, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. at The Shanley House. For information,

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76048

LGAA Meeting | Monday, Sept. 11 at 7pm | Beverly Boren Demonstration Artist

LGAA Meeting
September 11, 2017
7:00 P.M. at the Shanley House

Our demonstration artist will be Beverly Boren

Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben. She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society. She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.

For Bev, inspiration can come at any time or place. She loves to paint a variety of subject matter as well as work in various mediums. She paints what captures her eye; be it a still life, landscape, or capturing a personality in a portrait. Painting is Bev's way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way.

In her words...
Trying to describe or explain my efforts at painting or drawing seems like a futile effort. After all, I want my work to express itself without the necessity of words. My best hope is that my work will stand simply on its own, and find a connection with viewers where words fail.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76048

Friday, August 18, 2017

Rebecca Zook Featured Artist for August Last Saturday Gallery Night.

One-Day Workshop by Judy Mason September 19th

One-Day Workshop
Weatherford Artist Judy Mason
Charcoal/Acrylic Workshop
Saturday, August 19th
9:30 A.M to 4 P.M
Shanley House Center for the Arts, 224 N. Travis St.
Cost: $50 workshop and is open to the public.

Call 817-304-0277 or email to register and get a supply list.
This fun workshop will be using charcoal in different forms – spraying it, stamping it, lifting and layering it – and then painting over some of the charcoal or using pencils in places to complete the painting or drawing a combination that somewhat comes about on its own.

There can be as many layers as you want or need to do. It is only done when you say it’s done.
The goal is to complete the work with transparency, opaqueness, bright and neutral colors, all working together with a limited palette. The end results are the surprise and the reward.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ft. Worth Artist Kim Collins demonstrating Monday Night

LGAA Meeting Monday, August 14th | 7pm
Shanley House Gallery | 224 North Travis | Granbury, TX 76048
Across from the Hood County Library

Kim Collins demonstrating abstract underpainting and finding the design with negative shape.

Collins work is heavily influenced by the tangled forms, interwoven patterns and layers of shapes found in nature. Her work has evolved over the years from realistic watercolors to abstract designs in acrylic and mixed media. The likely catalyst for this change was a bout with cancer which brought about many “rethinking what’s important” moments. Collins work had been with processes which were rigid, traditional and tedious for her but she was afraid to break out of her box. After the cancer scare, Collins allowed herself the freedom to have fun, experiment and get out of her comfort zone. She began playing with different materials, color and design, and just never looked back. Collins starts a piece with no preconceived idea of what it will ultimately become, but a sort of "relational connection" develops as the work progresses. Sometimes the relationship is easy and harmonious; sometimes it is full of conflict which must be resolved...just like life. Rather than depict a literal image, Collins strives to convey the feeling, energy and essence of the organic forms which inspire her.

Collins has exhibited in numerous galleries in the North Texas area and has won several awards. Her work is in collections across the US and Europe.