The Weatherford Art Association recognized three dynamic entries in the Artist of the Month competition at its May 22 meeting.
Michael McCarty garnered first place for his memorable graphite drawing, "Three Tenors.” Michael said he edits his images down to essentials and then “he leaves some white space in his works to engage the viewer so that they can fill in the blanks themselves.” “Three Tenors” and other works by Michael will be on view at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center during June.
Second place went to Native American Artist Carolyn Young for “Defending Friendship.” Her acrylic painting depicts a medicine shield with symbols from Choctaw legend.“This shield would have been given as a gift and would have been made by a loved one or perhaps a medicine man,” Carolyn explained. “The turtle is a storyteller and protector and the crossed arrows represent friendship.” Carolyn’s painting will be displayed during June at First Bank Texas in downtown Weatherford. You can see more of her work at carolynbernardyoung.com.
Third place was awarded to Carmen Davailus for her photograph on metal, “Pretty Red Petals.” In this image Carmen said she was experimenting with new techniques with camera and lens to show off the flower’s unique petals. The results have “quickly become my go-to for flowers with so many petals and raindrops.” Carmen’s photograph can be viewed throughout June at the Fort Worth Community Credit Union on South Main Street in Weatherford. You can see more of her work at carmensfineart.com.
As part of its mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the Weatherford Art Association provides monthly demonstrations to increase the knowledge of its members and support arts education for the community at large. Meetings are held from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at 125 South Waco off the square in Weatherford. For more information, visit weatherfordart.com.
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