The Beaumont Art League will present a pair of exhibitions beginning Feb. 1.

The Scurlock Gallery will host “Sharing Colors,” a group show featuring the work of local artists Marty Arredondo, Sheila Busceme and Faye Nelson.

Marty Arredondo

Faye Nelson

Sheila Busceme

 

 

 

 

 

 

While each artist will present separate and distinct bodies of work, their chosen visual imagery overlaps in its surrealistic and fantastical undertones.

“The work created by these three artists is exhilarating due to the unusual, ‘far out’ nature of their subject matter,” Sarah Hamilton BAL gallery director, states in a release. “Combining their work in one gallery space will allow visitors to experience the shared visual dialogue that exists between the three, but also define and better appreciate the divergences and peculiar personalities and style of each artist.”

Busceme, a longtime member, teacher, and tenant at the Art Studio, is a mixed media artist who works primarily in the colored pencil medium. Her chosen subject matter consists of abstracted figural components rendered with an acute attention to detail in brightly colored hues. Busceme first started out in watercolors but also works with acrylics and sculptures made from Sculpey. Her show will contain several newly finished works along with a number of pieces completed in the last few years.

Faye Nelson who has been a member and instructor at the BAL for many years began her art education in 1952. She completed a BA degree from Abilene Christian College and obtained a teaching certificate from Lamar University. Nelson is experienced in multi-media and since 1985 has concentrated her energies in colored pencil and graphite. Her surrealistic approach allows her to develop and arrange images that arouse the imagination and stimulate an intellectual response.

Considered an outsider artist, Marty Arredondo, who works at Vin’s Paint and Body in Nederland as a car painter, incorporates old car parts that are transformed into visions of vivid color and imagery.  His work is characterized by its unusual shapes, psychedelic color palette, and surrealistic symbols deriving from his Native American heritage. His BAL show will include approximately 25 to 30 recent works combined with a few older works.

In “Celebrating Artistic Legacies:  Herman Hugg and Jerry Newman,” BAL will honor the artistic life and work of the long-time artist/educators.

“The impact that these two late and highly notable artists left on the artistic community in the area is unparalleled,” Hamilton states.

The BAL will showcase approximately 15 works by each artist in the exhibition.

“While we often have living artists showing in our gallery, we also like to remember the artists who were influential in creating the vibrant art scene that we experience today,” Hamilton states.

BAL is located at 2675 Gulf St. in Beaumont.

For more, visit www.beaumontartleague.org.

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