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Arnold Art Gallery Features Photography Exhibit During Art Walk
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Posted May 1, 2013

The Arnold Art Gallery in Mason, Texas will feature the work of award winning photographer and teacher Eric Weller from May 3 through May 29. An exhibit of his series Bare Naked Tree, reflecting the artist’s interest in “one of photography’s oldest traditions: landscape photography,” will open during the Mason Art Walk May 3 and 4. Mr. Weller will be present to greet visitors and discuss his gelatin silver prints during the evening of May 3 from 5:00 to 7:00.

Eric Weller has exhibited his work in over one hundred and ninety one-person and group exhibitions in thirty-eight states and three foreign countries. He has won over sixty National and Regional awards and in 1972 and again in 1990 he received a Ford Foundation Grant. His work is included in over two hundred and fifty private and public collections.

Weller describes his photographs as the stuff of “an archeological dig” where he searches for and uncovers what he hopes is the “visual essence of the raw elements of art.” ...”More often then not, the discovery is dictated by simple chance;” maybe “an attempt to recapture early fleeting memories, impressions caught in the corner of the eye as a child when my parents zipped us along two lane highways.” The images feature a decidedly romantic vision of trees in winter in dramatic sepia-toned slices of movement or in studied pause.

Arnold Art Gallery is located at 118 Fort McKavitt across the street from the Mason Courthouse and is open 9 -5 Monday through Saturday. Contact Joyce Arnold for more information: 325-347-6272 or joymarnold@verizon.net.

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