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A reception honoring the sponsors of the 25th Anniversary Gala for Discovery Science Place in Tyler, TX, was held at the home of Lisa & Michael Lujan on August 23, 2018. An art installation, The Wonder of Art and Science, by the Tyler Museum of Art and Valerosa Gallery included Galaxy by Don Bristow. The piece on aluminum is 48″(w) x 48″(h).
Betsy Brush Hahn, Development Director for the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, produced 16-page magazine-styled booklet for the Second Annual pARTnership Exhibit at W.T. Brookshire Hall located on the campus of UT Tyler. The booklet includes photos created by Don Bristow of each art piece on display in the exhibit. Also include are photos of the 2017-2018 exhibit installation.
The cover image is Don’s photo of David Ackerson’s Light Out of Darkness, acrylic on canvas, 72″(w) x 42″(h).
The Second Annual pARTnership Exhibit Private Opening Event took place on Thursday, August 16, at W.T. Brookshire Hall at UT Tyler. The pARTnership Exhibition was created to bring our community together to promote health, wellness, creativity and inspiration. Opening remarks were made by Dr. Lane Bruner, Betsy Brush Hahn, Chris Leahy, Neita Fran Ward and D.M. Edwards.
Over 100 people were in attendance, and each one received a magazine-sized booklet containing photos of each art piece in the second annual exhibit. The photos were created by Don Bristow.
Pictured above is Don Bristow’s piece River of Life that was installed in a prominent location on the lower level.
On July 23, a private selection event was hosted by Tyler Junior College at Valerosa Designs & Gallery. This event provided the faculty of the college an opportunity to vote on their favorite art pieces. The top 21 pieces will be hung at the college for six months.
Don Bristow’s piece Starlight was chosen by the college.
On July 16 & 17, two selection events were hosted by the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy at Valerosa Designs & Gallery. These events were held to provide the faculty of the college and members of the community an opportunity to vote on their favorite art pieces. The top 35 pieces will be hung at the college for the 2018-2019 school year.
Don Bristow’s piece River of Life was chosen by the college for the invitations and the ballots, and it also placed in the top five of all submissions.
On April 21, 2018, Don Bristow was a guest artist at the Art Tour & Patio Party at the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy at UT Tyler. Don and several other Valerosa artists who have their work on loan at the college were present.
When addressing the event attendees, Dr. Lane Bruner recognized Neita Fran Ward and the Valerosa artists.
Many college of pharmacy students were on hand to interact with the invitees and provide tours of the campus.
Pictured is Dr. Lane Bruner addressing the attendees.
On April 16, 2018, Don and Sandy Bristow attended The Beauty of Art and Medicine at the Rogers Nursing and Health Science Center at Tyler Junior College. Don and several other Valerosa artists who have their work on loan at the center were present.
During the event, it was announced that the center would join four other venues as part of the new TJC Cultural Arts District. Also, Neita Fran Ward, owner of Valerosa Designs & Gallery, and Host of Art Connection of East Texas, was recognized for her leadership in forming partnerships that have benefitted East Texas artists and the community.
Pictured is Don with Laverne Gollub, a friend of the arts, TJC, and many other worthy organizations in Tyler.
On February 27, 2018, Don Bristow’s latest piece Starlight was hung at Valerosa Designs & Gallery located in the Bergfeld Center in Tyler, Texas. This piece joins River of Life which is also hanging at the gallery.
The photo shows River of Life, 72″(w) x 36″(h) on 2 aluminum panels, in the office on the left, and Starlight, 36″(w) x 36″(h) on aluminum, on the right.
A Private Opening Event was held at the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy on August 25, 2017. The opening celebrated the partnership of the Tyler Museum of Art, the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy and Valerosa Designs and Gallery, to use art to engage the community and energize the corridors of W.T. Brookshire Hall, home of the college.
Artists represented by Valerosa Designs and Gallery, and whose work had been chosen, were present to talk about their art and to participate in a helicopter drop from the second floor for attendees on the ground floor.
Don’s work is installed on the third floor, but it was also used for the tent card invitations.
On July 25, 2017, Coral Reef by Don Bristow was hung at the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, Third Floor, with the professional assistance of Neita Fran Ward, owner of Valerosa Designs and Gallery and host of Art Connection of East Texas.
The Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy is located in W.T. Brookshire Hall at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Coral Reef will be installed at the college for 1 year.