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Private Opening Event at the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

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.

Coral Reef Hung at Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

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.

Art Connection Radio – June 17, 2017

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Don Bristow and Matt Egelhoff were interviewed by Neita Fran Ward and Cindy Trimble on Art Connection Radio. Matt described the new Art Connection mobile app, and Don described the new Art Connection website, artconnectionetx.org. Don also talked about his business Lightray Photoimagery as being an artist services company.

Art Connection Radio 6/17/2017

by Art Connection of East Texas

https://soundcloud.com/user-272798568/artshow-6-17-17

Don Bristow Selected as Artist of the Month

Don Bristow honored by Art Connection as Artist of Month

Art Connection of East Texas honored Photographer/Fractal Artist Don Bristow as their Artist of the Month for June, 2017. This is the first time Art Connection has selected an Artist of the Month.

According to Art Connection, “Besides his amazing mathematical art, Don has actively promoted East Texas artists, especially artists in his home town, Bullard. In 2016, he partnered with photographer Mike Provencher and M6 Winery to produce an exhibit entitled “Bullard Artists – Portraits and Representative Works.” Since then, several of those Bullard artists have been guests on Art Connection of East Texas and are represented by Valerosa Designs & Gallery.”

The piece shown above is Don’s “River of Life” in the window of Valerosa Designs & Gallery in Tyler, Texas.

All Men’s Art Show

Opening Reception

The opening reception for the All Men’s Art Show was held on Saturday, October 29, at Valerosa Gallery in Tyler, Texas.

Featured artists include Christopher Apodaca, Jake Arnold, David Ackerson, Dana Adams, Don Bristow, Herb Bryant, Doug Carter, John Dietz, Gaylon Dingler, Don Edmonds, Roy Hall, Nicholas Harp, James Hayes, Marvin Mayer, Brian Stone, Tom Stoval, Dan Wells and Billy Joe Tarrant.

Pictured is Herb Bryant, an award winning artist in New Mexico and Texas, and artist of the year for KENW public TV in 2000. Herb teaches oil painting and watercolor classes at the west campus of Tyler Junior College, and he has judged a number of art shows in Texas, New Mexico and in Arkansas.

Like Mr. Bryant, many of the featured artists in the All Men’s Art Show are well-known Southwestern artists. But some are up-and-coming artists, such as potter Nicholas Harp, an art student at UT Tyler. The 4 works on display by Mr. Harp are, by themselves, worth the trip to Valerosa Gallery to see. But I can say the same for each and every one of the featured artists at this exhibit.

The exhibit will be open at Valerosa Gallery through Saturday, November 12. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM. Visit valerosadesigns.com for more information.

Art Connection Radio – October 29, 2016

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Don Bristow was interviewed by Neita Fran Ward and Dana Adams on Art Connection Radio. Other guests included Catherine Bunce and Sharon Starwalt, who talked about the upcoming Genny Wood Fine Art Show & Sale which benefits the Bullard Mission House and Mission Clinic, and Roy Hall, a maker of custom longbows.

Art Connection Radio 10/29/16

by Art Connection of East Texas

Bullard Banner News – October 19, 2016

The article Bullard’s newest art show draws featured artists by Micah McCartney was published on Page 6 of the October 19, 2016, edition of Bullard Banner News.

Pictured are photographers Mike Provencher and Don Bristow, both residents of Bullard, Texas, during the opening reception of A Focus on Bullard Artists – Portraits and Representative Works held on October 14 at M6 Winery. The photo is by Micah McCartney.

A Focus on Bullard Artists – Portraits and Representative Works

Opening Reception

The opening reception for A Focus on Bullard Artists – Portraits and Representative Works was held on Friday, October 14, at M6 Winery. The combination of art, live music, wine from M6 Winery, and a full house made for a fun evening.

The exhibit will be open at M6 Winery through Saturday, October 29. Check m6winery.com for hours.

The exhibit consists of nine photographic portraits by Mike Provencher and Don Bristow, and a representative artwork by each of the nine Bullard artists.

The gallery below includes the portraits by Don Bristow. The artists are Dana Adams (oil on canvas), Greta Faulkinberry (collage), Jeff Kuchinsky (watercolor), Myranda George (usable art), and Billy Joe Tarrant (wooden bowl).

Each of these artists has been touched in some way along the path from preparation to opening reception. Dana Adams was a guest and co-host of Art Connection East Texas, a radio program that airs on KTBB Saturday mornings at 8AM. Greta Faulkinberry received prayer for healing from Sandy Bristow. The happiest moment for me was seeing Greta enter the winery – proof that God answers prayer! Jeff Kuchinsky received some well-deserved praise for his award-winning watercolor. Myranda George was the art director for the show, as well as an exhibitor. Her vision guided the challenging installation. Myranda also designed the postcard. Billy Joe Tarrant is now represented by Valerosa Gallery and has a half-dozen bowls on display there.

Art Connection Radio – October 8, 2016

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Don Bristow was interviewed by Neita Fran Ward and Cindy Trimble on Art Connection Radio. Other guests included Caleb Bell – Curator for the Tyler Art Museum, Tiffany Jehorek – Executive Director for the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, and Marvin S. Mayer – children’s book author.

Art Connection - October 8, 2016

by Art Connection of East Texas | KTBB Radio