Spring Show displays top-talent visual art

Published 5:23 pm Friday, March 31, 2017

Members of the Decatur County Artists’ Guild have done it again. Their spring show opened Thursday evening at the Firehouse Gallery with a reception. It was filled with a variety of art, some of it clearly abstract, music and food.

Visitors were greeted with a large abstract painting that has a meaning as well as a purpose.

At their regular meeting last week, twelve of the artists armed themselves with paint of different colors and just let it fly on the canvas. A few placed red handprints in the painting, while Basil Lucas, a unique artist if there ever was one, put his footprint in it. The result? Well, you just have to see it for yourself.

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While the meaning is open to conjecture, the artists had a lot of fun doing the work, and their purpose is clear. It will be for sale in a silent auction and the proceeds used to fund a scholarship for a promising art student.

Background music was provided by a string trio of students from Grace Christian Academy, under the direction of Heather Whittaker.

Attendees were invited to vote for their favorite “best of show,” and the winner was declared as Lyn Morales, for her art quilt, called Life on the Water. It also won first place in the 3D category.

The exhibit will be open at the Arts Center this weekend and the weekend of April 7-9.