- Sat07Oct202311:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Cloister Gallery, 1117 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002Program events
Stop, Look and Wonder with Holly Hunter Berry
Tour the Cloister Gallery with special artist talk
Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, October 7, at 11:00 a.m. for an in-person gallery tour and artist talk with Holly Hunter Berry for her exhibit “Stop, Look and Wonder!” at the Cloister Gallery, 1117 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002. The event will feature a brief tour of the historic sanctuary followed by a tour of the exhibition in theAfter many years in “non art related businesses,” Holly jumped into art, studying under master painters in addition to formal academics. She has now spent decades honing her craft. Holly's paintings have been exhibited in both solo and group shows in the United States, Central America, and Europe for over 40 years. There are private collectors in the United States, Central America, and Europe. She has been represented by galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, and in several locations in Texas.
“I have created a series of paintings that are exaggerations of scenes found outside the city limits, in the quiet of nature,” says Holly. “I push the limits of realism to try to get one’s attention, to stop and look more closely and perhaps even wonder at how marvelous the creations around us are. It is too easy to drive past a landscape and not notice its unique characteristics so I just try to capture but a window of time and hope viewing these encourages reflection. Stopping, looking and wondering can benefit us all!”
Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. In addition to educational and recreational programs, VAA produces professionally juried art exhibitions providing opportunities for members and non-members to have their work professionally judged and viewed by the public. For membership details and more information, visit www.visualartsalliance.org.
- Mon16Oct20236:00 - 8:00 pmArchway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston, Texas, 77006CritiquesVAA critiques are opportunities for artists to share their work with other artists. These are peer critiques in which everyone is invited to show work and discuss the work of others. You don't have to bring work in order to show up.Work can be in any medium and artists may bring 1 to 10 pieces. Participants will be allowed as much time as possible depending on how many people are showing work.Artists are encouraged to bring current pieces/projects they wish to discuss with others and get feedback on concept, technique, presentation, etc.Artists will be invited to present their work according to these guidelines:-Regularly attending VAA members present first-VAA members present second-Non-VAA members present third*Be sure to arrive at 6:00 to get your name on the list of presenters.NEWDrinks and snackswill be provided.We go out to eat afterwards to keep the conversation goingfor those that want to.VAA members & non-members are welcome to come.There is no fee.