Craighead Green Gallery is pleased to announce three new exhibitions by the works of Carolyn Brown, Cowboy Diaries, Michelle O’Michael, Karma on Demand, and Toni Swartwout, Dialogue. The Opening Reception for these exhibits will be on Saturday, June 22 from 5 – 8 p.m. The exhibits will be on view from June 22-July 22, 2019.
Carolyn Crown’s Cowboy Diaries is an exploration into the Fort Worth Stockyards
“This is my credo as a photographer: to document the fathomless mystery of man’s culture-- the smell, the taste, and most of all, the visual aspects of how one believes, dresses and carries out domestic ritual. In short, the many unique ways each of us lives our life as an inhabitant of this earth.” Her Graduate study was in Art History, at the Center of Arabic Studies, Cairo American University, Egypt, and her Masters from Texas Womens University, in Denton, Texas.
Michelle O’Michael’s, Karma on Demand, will include free standing and wall mounted painted metal sculptures. Her focus, as the title of the show hence, is about finding peace wherever you are. The pieces are meant to bring a sense of calm to the viewer and their environment. She received her Masters degree from Houston Baptist University Masters of Fine Art, and BA from UT Austin in 2013. O’Michael’s work is in public and private collections across the nation.
American born artist Toni Swarthout has worked for decades as a contemporary abstract painter. She paints in a series format, demonstrating her ever-evolving and distinctive style. This new “Dialogue Series”, consists of strong colors and lines that are born out of, as the artist calls it, “chaos”, followed with “order”. Swarthout is a self-taught artist and is having her first show with Craighead Green Gallery.