‘Art on the Paluxy’ patrons come out to support local artists

By Kathryn Jones


Color, light and imagination were on display Saturday night as the annual “Art on the Paluxy” show and sale filled spaces inside the historic Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum.

Patrons mingled with the artists, viewed — and bought — their work and spent an enjoyable evening touring the facility.

Artist-in-residence Robert Summers was back from Tulsa after the unveiling of one of his most ambitious sculptures, “Where East Meets West,” a depiction of a horse-drawn wagon meeting the motorcar of Cyrus Avery, the so-called father of Route 66. Summers spent 10 years on the bronze installation. See separate story in the Glen Rose Current.

The artists who exhibited and sold their work were Chase Almond, a painter who frequently paints en plain air, setting up his easel outdoors, and focuses on Western subject matter, such as the changing light at Palo Duro Canyon; photographer Michael Body; Granbury watercolor artist Robert Cook; Arlington painter Judy Gelfert; Fort Worth artist Kit Hall, who brought paintings and charcoal drawings featuring unusual perspectives of her horses; and Terry Starnes and his son, Marty, the artisans who work in gold and silver at Squaw Creek Silver in Rainbow.

The event was sponsored by the Somervell History Foundation, which continues to raise money and works to preserve and restore Barnard’s Mill. Learn how to become a members at www.barnardsmill.org. Individual and students may join for $50 and families can join at the $75, $150 or $500 levels.


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