Reception with the Artists: Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 6 to 8 PM, featuring music by Johnny Hooper.
A Journey in Color and Line: Drawing the Metroplex is an exhibition that features sketchbooks, drawings, and other works that were produced on location throughout the DFW Metroplex by the group Artists Out and About DFW.
Drawn together by the desire to explore the area and to record their impressions on the spot, Artists Out and About DFW is a community of artists who have bonded through the practice of making art. Every Thursday, fifty-two weeks a year, the group grabs their drawing kits and head out for sketching. They meet up, laugh, draw, paint and document their experiences in these visual diaries. The road map of the artists’ sketch locations includes the offbeat, such as the Baylor Hand Museum, as well as our favorites like the Rogers Wildlife Rescue. After several hours of sketching, the group gathers for the “reveal” and marvel at the variety of interpretations possible at that day’s location. Some of these sketches provide ideas to expand on in the artists’ individual studios.
In connection with the exhibition, there will be a sketchbook workshop Saturday, May 14 from 2 PM to 4 PM held at the Bath House for those interested in exploring a sketching practice of their own.
The artists participating in the exhibition are Kathy Boortz, Lynn Smiser Bowers, Brenda Catlett, Sharin Clark, Bobbie Dacus, Jan Dreskin-Haig, Merry Fuhrer, Nancy Griswold, Angela Howell, Robyn Jorde, MaryEllen Lacy, Suzanne McNeill, Melinda McNutt, Beverly Ann Moore, Cindy Rodella Purdy,Connie Roschlau Ball, Louise Rosenfield, Helen Siksek, Carroll Swenson-Roberts, Lori Whitaker, and Sarah Theobald-Hall.