Hello All –
We are having an Art Show at The Pelican Reef.
Date: Sunday May 7th from 1-4
There are approximately 12 local artists on display.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Fowl River Community Association.
Come on out, support the community, and check out these local artists.
Here is a partial listing of the artists. More coming soon.
Hunter grew up in the military and has lived around the world. He graduated high school in West Germany and attended the University of West Alabama. He moved to Mobile in 1992 where he worked in graphic design. Several years ago he began a second career in software development. Recently he rediscovered his artistic side and started producing works. He has been married to his wife and fellow artist for 18 years. Hunter has been an artist in residence at Cathedral Square Gallery since March 2013. Galeria Lyons in St. Augustine since September 2014 and recently joined Gallery 450 and Innova Art Center, Alabama Miniature Society and the Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile.
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My love to be creative and to explore the outdoors comes together as I express myself through watercolor. There is much to be inspired by in the diverse ecosystem of this area. I currently teach Agriscience at Williamson High school and Middle Grades Preparatory Academy with the focus on Urban Farming.
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Rebecca Lacoste is a 23 year old artist from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She graduated from Our Lady Academy in 2011 and attended Mississippi State University to pursue a degree in graphic design. After transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi, Rebecca changed her major to education. She now teaches art to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Pass Christian Middle School. She enjoys working with a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints, charcoal and pencil drawings, printmaking, mixed media, and clay. Rebecca’s artwork reflects her love for coastal and southern living and growing up on the Gulf Coast.
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Delores Wells is a homemaker as well as a bookkeeper for her family business, Wells Builders, a general contracting business in Mobile and Baldwin County. Her family has lived on Fowl River since 1974. She and her husband travel as often as they can and have almost reached their goal of visiting every US National park. When not glued to the ledger sheets she enjoys creating, whether in the kitchen making up recipes, or in her loft with water colors and acrylics. Delores says that painting with acrylics is her real passion, and is where she experiences the most freedom and abandon. She hopes that her excitement is evident to the viewer.
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Lisa Warren is from Mobile Alabama where she’s been creating art her entire life. She studied art in high school, and then moved to Boston at age 25 to attend the Art Institute of Boston. She returned to Mobile to finish her art degree, and graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2009.
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Born and raised in Mobile and Fowl River, Kathleen has been creating and selling art in and around the Gulf Coast for almost 30 years. She has worked with many different mediums including, pen and ink, water color, painted furniture, acrylic on paper, and mardi gras bead art. Kathleens bead art was featured in the Mardi Gras art show at the Mobile Museum of art, and she has a piece on permanent display at the Mobile Carnival Museum. Kathleen’s 60 year old boathouse had to be torn down in 2016, so she decided to salvage some of the wood and create art from it. The pieces in this show reflect her love of Fowl River, and the Gulf Coast.
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Karen was a professional wedding and studio photographer for 14 years when film cameras were standard. She now primarily uses DSLR, but still enjoys creating photos with her cell phone, or any camera she can get her hands on. Photography is like a prayer for Karen, a time when everything else just fades away.
Karen’s work is currently available at the Cathedral Square Gallery, and via her website karenbphotos.com. She has also shared her work at the Mobile Museum of Art night market, MAC, and has been published in the Guardian UK, and in several online National Geographic features via the yourshot community.
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A self taught artist, Holly Krause was born in Mobile AL. in 1976. She uses what she sees, stretched from the coastlines of the gulf waters, to the roots of the loyal river deltas. She gets inspired by using upcycled materials to create acrylic based works. A regional artist for over 15 years, Holly has shown her work in a variety of places. From the sidewalks at the Cathedral on Dauphin street, to the fences of Jackson Square in the French Quarter in New Orleans. She has donated her time and creations to local and worldwide medical, environmental, and human rights non profit events.
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W J Grant
W J Grant is a 74 year old retired RN, who started painting after he retired. He paints for his own enjoyment for art shows, and gifts. He also shows his work at the Pelican Reef. Most of his paintings are acrylic, and reflect his connection to the water.
LIVE MUSIC from Melissa Robertson is a singer/songwriter from Mobile, Alabama. Here many musical influences include Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cash. Melissa Robertson will be releasing her first EP in June of 2017. Visit melissarobertsonmusic.come for upcoming dates and to hear her single “900 Miles.”