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Jan Keller Named as May Artist of the Month, Mason Artisan Gallery
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted April 30, 2014

Mason Artisan Gallery is an eclectic collection of the work of artists and artisans from the Mason area. Paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor line the walls and tables, which also hold jewelry made by local craftsmen, collages, three dimensional pieces, decorated gourds, wooden chests, clocks, and cards.

The work of Jan Keller will be highlighted during the month of May. Come by during the Mason Art Walk to see Jan’s work. The Art Walk takes place on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3. The Artisan Gallery will be open until 7:00 p.m. pm Friday and during regular business hours on Saturday. Come by to help us celebrate the work of Jan Keller.

Jan hails from Canada. She was educated in Hamilton, Ontario, graduating with a R.N. degree. Post graduation, she enjoyed the fast pace and quick decisions made while working in the operating room.

She arrived in Texas while traveling on a camping tour of the United States. With tent in tow, Jan, her sister, and a friend saw the country. Before the tour was completed, Jan had worked in O.R.s in Santa Rosa, California, and in San Antonio. She met her husband, George Keller, during a thunderstorm in San Antonio. She was married to George for 49 years.

During those years, Jan’s art work consisted of making backgrounds for the coronation celebrations during the senior years of her five children at Mason High School. Jan’s career in art began seriously when her husband died four years ago. Jan says, “Art became medicinal through the enjoyment of my friends and all members of the Artisan’s Gallery.”

The Artisan Gallery is just north of the square on Live Oak street, across from the Willow Creek parking lot. During the Art Walk, the Artisan Gallery will be serving light refreshments including wine.

Jan Keller, Artist of the month for May at Mason Artisan Gallery, paints in acrylic. Her subjects cover a wide range and include landscapes, chickens, nature, people, and abstracts. Her color schemes, varying from vivid to subtle, catch the eye and capture emotion.

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