charc2 400

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (5/13/13) – The Duncan Center kicked off the Mother's Day weekend early with a Meet and Greet held Thursday, May 9th. This month the featured artists, Terry Stewart and his daughter, Amanda Shanks, demonstrate their enormous talent in charcoal.

From President John F. Kennedy to Johnny Depp, the list of drawings of celebrities and non-celebrities alike illustrates this father and daughter's ability to create lifelike images using only charcoal on paper.
 
The members of the crowd attending Thursday's Meet and Greet agreed that, even after a close up look, it is still truly hard to imagine one was not looking at a photograph.

charc3 400

Shanks graduated from Bremen High School in 1973. He enjoyed several of Mr. Bill Thomas' art classes and has continued hobbies in art ever since. Though most of his post-school art included paintings, his daughters Amy and Amanda encouraged him to return to portrait drawing and introduced him to charcoal in 2011.
 
Amanda graduated from Muhlenberg North High School in 1999 and went on to graduate from Brescia University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. She was introduced to charcoal during her first college drawing class, and it has been her preferred drawing media ever since.

charc5 400

This exhibit is open to the public in the Duncan Center gallery through now through May 31st.
 
The Duncan Center is located at 122 South Cherry Street in Greenville.
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Paul McRee

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7134

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6695

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 6372

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 4236

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3514

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10683

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7489

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 25, 2015 2954

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 1698

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1409

Hopkins Man Injured in Muhlenberg Motorcycle…

by SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 1386

MCC's Felicia Johnson Receives State KCTCS Award

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1158

'Cooking for the Cure' Fundraiser Brings Out…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 937

Damascus Road House Leads Young People to Christ

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 892

Seniors Celebrate with Cook-out, Games, Fellowship

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 855

Reading Solutions Offers Students a Hand in…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 701

Caldwell County Native Helping Unwrap Secrets of…

by Whitney Harder
May 24, 2015 593

Prosecutors from Kentucky, Tennessee to Attend…

by Leland Hulbert