Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

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.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

© 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 by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
button coupons
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Kentucky Lottery Results for Sunday Jan. 25, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (1/26/15) — The following are the results of the Kentucky Lottery Drawing for Sunday Jan. 25, 2015. Pick… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 8139

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 20, 2015 7053

Bridal, Prom, Pageant Expo Planned for February…

in Hopkins News by Dana Brown
January 22, 2015 6963

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 5655

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 23, 2015 5545

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 22, 2015 5208

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 21, 2015 4779

Man Arrested after Allegedly Nodding off on Baby…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 23, 2015 4350

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 25, 2015 3840

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 22, 2015 3629

Local Family Business Changes Hands

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 25, 2015 3840

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 25, 2015 2088

UPDATE: Two Die, Two Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Dispatcher Dustin Staves
January 25, 2015 1514

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 25, 2015 1306

Kynect Enrollment Climbs as Countdown to Feb. 15…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
January 25, 2015 1167

Market Commentary - Jan. 25, 2015

in Top News For All Sites by Randall L. Franklin
January 25, 2015 1090

Dave Says - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey
January 25, 2015 1056

March 20-22 Women's Retreat: 'Holiness in Family…

in Owensboro News by Jennifer Kaminski
January 25, 2015 932

Outdoor Truths - Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Gary Miller
January 25, 2015 914

Legislator's Log - Week of Jan. 25, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
January 26, 2015 824

Man Goes to Jail after Allegedly Attacking Family

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flr subscribevideoitunessocial rss