Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Art of Faith art show

Public invited to reception


“The true work of art is but a show of divine perfection,” Michelangelo. 

The Lake Granbury Art Association is hosting a group show at the Shanley Gallery through the months of November and December and ending on January 9. The reception is on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is invited. 

“Art of Faith” is the title of the show and showcases a wide variety of styles and mediums with the central theme of faith. The artists thought their theme was the perfect fit for the Christmas season and hope families will come through the gallery when out celebrating the holidays. 

The show features eight artists: Sue Bagwell, Betsy Ferguson, Barbara Loyd, Pam McLean, Lynda Robinson, James Spurlock, David Tripp and Kay Wirz. 

“Each one of us has a unique style and a unique way of expressing our faith which makes for a very interesting show,” offered Sue Bagwell. She went on to say, 

“This show means a lot to me as I have always been drawn to spiritual art and working with other artists to put it together has been such a blessing.”

Barbara Loyd concurred, “An opportunity to show my spiritual art alongside other Christian’s work has been an enriching and comforting experience.” 

The imagery in the show is both powerful and emotive. 

“The show itself is expressive, but the viewer can understand and become so much more involved by reading the interesting and personal ‘backstory’ beside each piece,” shared Bagwell. 

James Spurlock agreed that the words enhance the images. “A picture is worth a thousand words but that saying reverses itself with the few words on these cards that explain the image even better.”

The artists hope that the public will attend the reception so that they will be there to answer questions about the work - discuss their inspiration and the way the work was created. Some of the work comes along with some miraculous stories. 

Gallery hours are Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 224 N. Travis St., Granbury.