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Watercolor Seminar Planned at OMFA

obo art 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/3/13) - Gary Akers will conduct a watercolor seminar for area artists Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., when participants will paint on location along the riverfront. Registration is required for the seminar and can be made by phoning the museum at 270-685-3181.

A critique of the seminar paintings and a gallery talk on the exhibition will be led by Akers at the museum on Sunday at 3 p.m. Concluding the weekend seminar will be a public reception for Akers at 5 p.m.

The exhibition and all of the special events are presented free and are open to the public through the sponsorship of Atmos Energy.

Bob Lockhart, an award-winning Louisville sculptor, presents a collection of 105 drawings and clay sculpture featuring imaginary figures often merging animal and human characteristics into amusing and bizarre forms.

A native of Oak Park, Ill., Lockhart has called Kentucky his home for more than 40 years. Long recognized as a prominent educator, Lockhart established the art department at Bellarmine University, Louisville, in 1967. While simultaneously shaping the careers of hundreds of art students, he formed his own as one of the Southeast’s most innovative and versatile artists.

Lockhart received the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago and quickly established recognition in the art world with his refined and elegantly carved works in stone and bronze. He then moved on to explorations in other media, producing two- and three-dimensional drawings and sculpture, resulting in complex and compelling narrative works in the media of oil pastel, pencil and clay.

Lockhart’s works are represented in major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Indianapolis Museum of Art; and the Speed Art Museum, Louisville. Many regional churches, cathedrals and monasteries contain examples of his commission works in a religious genre.

An additional feature presented in the 20th Century Permanent Collection Gallery is an exhibition of 29 works of art by Lockhart, received by the museum over a period of more than three decades as gifts of the artist. Dating from the early 1980s to the present, these works represent various dimensions of his prolific career as one of the region’s most important artists.

Gary Akers, a nationally recognized realist painter who divides his residency between Kentucky and Maine, offers a collection of 34 landscapes, portraits and still-life compositions rendered in watercolor and egg tempera.

The exhibition presents an overview of his painting career over more than three decades and brings together works painted on location in Kentucky, Maine and the Bahamas.

Akers has been painting in Maine every summer since he received an international grant in 1975 from the Greenshields Foundation of Montreal, Canada to further his egg tempera work and studies. His depictions of that region capture the ocean, rural landscapes, lighthouses and other subject matter reflecting the northeast coast of the United States.

Excerpts from a major body of works documenting the Borders brothers’ farm in Burlington, Ky. are included in the exhibition. These paintings present a visual narrative of the nostalgic life in rural Kentucky experienced by three bachelor brothers.

Akers’ images have appeared on 60 Minutes and his work has been featured on a variety of KET programs, including the weekly TV series Kentucky Life. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society and the Kentucky Watercolor Society.

A special feature of Akers’ exhibition is a gift to the museum’s Permanent Collection of the watercolor, Old Providence Church. This painting depicts a stone church in north central Kentucky.

DIVERSE IMAGES will remain on exhibit through Nov. 3. The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is located at the corner of 9th and Frederica streets and is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and weekends, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. For more information, visit the museum’s website, www.omfa.us or phone 270-685-3181.

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