Two HRAG Members at Art Center Manatee


Harrison Ranch Art Guild members Mavis Jan-Lai and Chi Kulig both had pieces accepted into the juried show: Matters of the Heart at the Art Center Manatee. The show is held in the Searle & Reid Hodges Galleries from November 4-December 5, 2014.  Opening Reception is Thursday, November 6th, 5-7pm. The reception is free to the public with light refreshments.


All works in the show were selected by a juror.

Below is the juror statement that was published on the Art Center Manatee web site:


"I am honored to serve as juror for this exhibit, “Matters of the Heart.” I was impressed by the many ways the theme was interpreted, and how each artist’s “heart” was communicated in their artwork. Some pieces delivered an immediate punch with strong design and vivid contrast; others quietly told their story after a second or third look. There were many pieces that displayed a high level of technical mastery. Visitors to the exhibit will be delighted by several new approaches to subject matter, especially figurative work.

    I carefully considered each piece and compared it with the others with respect to initial impact, composition, originality, technical skill, content, and finally presentation. Naturally there were difficult choices to be made, given the many worthy pieces entered. If your piece was not included or did not receive an award, please know that I was limited by the space and there are many more pieces that deserve recognition.

    Congratulations to every brave and talented artist who entered. Keep on expressing yourself through your art and sharing it with the world!"

    Best Wishes,
    Kris Parins
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