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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.
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 6/17/2017https://soundcloud.com/user-272798568/artshow-6-17-17
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.
On Saturday, May 27, 2017, Don Bristow was interviewed by Neita Fran Ward and Cindy Trimble on Art Connection Radio. Other guests included A.C. Gentry and Robert Langdon.
Art Connection Radio 5/27/2017https://soundcloud.com/user-272798568/artshow-5-27-17
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.
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.