Magazine article Southwest Art

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Magazine article Southwest Art

Texas

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Oliver Retrospective

HOUSTON.... Inspired by his Texas heritage as well as studies in mythology, religion, and history, painter Kermit Oliver combines contemporary and classical elements-resulting in a style he refers to as "symbolic realism." Through July 4, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents a selection of more than 90 pieces by Oliver spanning four decades of his life. "Kermit Oliver's work is fired by a keen intellect and a vivid imagination," says Peter C. Marzio, museum director. "He reinvents age-old stories of civilizations and cultures from around the world filtered through his experience as a man of the 20th and 21st centuries." Notes From a Child's Odyssey: The Art of Kermit Oliver, through July 4, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 713.639.7540, www.mfah.org

Main St. Arts Festival

FORT WORTH.... Two hundred artists from across the country join together in downtown Fort Worth to show and sell their work April 7-10. The 20th annual juried festival showcases 15 types of artwork, including sculpture, painting, fiber, glass, jewelry, photography, and leather. Last year's Best of Show artist, South Carolina painter Suzy Scarborough, and the 22 other award winners all return to the show. In addition to fine art and craft, the festival also offers live concerts and other performances. MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, April 7-10, 817.336.2787, www.mainstreetartsfest.org

Annual Texas Review

FREDERlCKSBURG.... Texas artists steal the show at Whistle Pik Galleries April 22-May 7. The Annual Texas Review features painters and sculptors who call the Lone Star State home; however, the artworks portray a wide range of regions and subject matter. The exhibition includes works by Nancy Bush, Larry Dyke, John Austin Hanna, G. Harvey, Mark Haworth, James Robinson, Gene Zesch, Mary K. Forshagen, Bruce Greene, Brian Grimm, Denise LaRue Mahlke, Sonya Terpening, Kent Ullberg, and Bernard Vetter. …

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