Cerulean Gallery presents "Inner Bloom" opening reception
Cerulean Gallery will present "Inner Bloom," featuring four Texas-based artists. The exhibition coincides with Cerulean Gallery’s 16th anniversary. A portion of the evening’s sales will benefit the Belong Disability Ministry.
Local Highland Park artist Liana Yarckin will be showcasing a new watercolor series based on her love for the beach, architecture, and nature. Xan Sinclair Koonce will be celebrating her recent move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as her 10th exhibition with Cerulean Gallery with her rich and expressive oil paintings. She combines the random actions of painting with controlled, deliberated mark-making in an effort to describe each form, oftentimes appearing like floral or plantlike structures.
They will be joined by Rockport’s celebrated artist, Robin Hazard and guest artist Cindy Johnston. Hazard is a graduate of SMU Meadows School of the Arts known for her oversized oil paintings and intensely hued abstract pastels, her focus is primarily centered on the landscapes of her previous home in Arkansas, as well her visits to the south Texas coast. The contrast between the Arkansas and Texas landscapes is as striking as the juxtaposition of colors and shapes in her work.
Johnston is a participant of the Belong Disability Ministry and has been creating unique masterpieces with her father, Jim Johnston, for over two decades. What started as a way to improve Cindy’s fine motor skills turned into an undeniable talent, which ultimately led her to become an artist. Cindy and Jim have teamed up to create unique masterpieces, rich in color and visual intrigue. After Jim draws the designs, Cindy carefully selects the colors and meticulously fills them in, producing truly beautiful works. The finished pieces could be classified in several different styles, including modern, geometric, abstract, and Southwest-inspired.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through April 14.