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The 3rd Annual pARTnership Exhibit opening reception hosted by the Ben & Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy was held August 29, 2019 at Brookshire Hall on the campus of U.T. Tyler. Don Bristow’s Cityscape One received the People’s Choice #1 distinction, and was utilized for the front to back cover of the exhibit program guide. The guide included photos of all the art in the exhibit. These photos were taken by Don Bristow with the assistance of staff members from the Tyler Museum of Art.
One of the traditional moments of the reception was a helicopter drop by the artists from the second floor to the atrium below. Folks below caught the helicopters that each contained the name of a participating artist. It was suggested that each catcher find the artist named on their helicopter, then be photographed with the artist by their installed artwork. Don Bristow’s catcher was Alexander Newton, the son of Sandy Newton, co-host of Art Connection of East Texas. Alexander is a very sharp young man who takes art very seriously.
A Brush with Mathematics, a solo exhibit by fractal artist Don Bristow, will run August 5-31 at The Foundry in downtown Tyler, TX. The opening reception is Thursday, August 8.
An image of Cityscape One by Don Bristow, 72″(w) x 36″(h) on 3 aluminum panels, was selected by Dr. Lane Bruner, Dean of the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, to illustrate the Third Annual pARTy OF CHOICE Private Selection Event invitation. Cityscape One has been hung at Valerosa Designs & Gallery for the event.
Propeller by Don Bristow, 40″(w) x 30″(h) on aluminum, was hung by the Tyler Museum of Art at the TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Science Building in Tyler, TX, for The Beauty of Art & Medicine III. Selections for this 6-month exhibit were made by a jury from Tyler Junior College, the Tyler Museum of Art and Valerosa Designs & Gallery.
Having a little time to spare, I added a photography gallery to this website on 12/27/18. The work shown is primarily from 2002 to 2007, and it consists of examples of fine art photography, commercial photography and portraiture. Included are examples from my series Hornscapes and Windowscapes.
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.