Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Local Artists at FPL: November 1st

An Evening of Art at the Friendswood Public Library with local, award-winning and juried artists, Ruby Allen, Glena Schlehuber, and Billie Morris.  Meet these artists and view their artwork on Thursday, November 1 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Music of the harp by Mariah Foreman.


Ruby Allen was born and educated in Plymouth, England and has had a fervent interest in art since childhood.  She became a serious and dedicated professional artist in 1976, working in her own inimitable, impressionistic painting style. Watercolor is her favorite medium because it offers a formidable challenge with unique opportunity to apply her talents and creativity.

Ruby Allen is an elite signature member of the Houston Watercolor Society and The International Society of Artists.  Ruby has participated in many juried competitions and exhibits, winning numerous awards including a State of Texas competition where she won first place resulting in exhibiting her painting at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City along with the winners from each state. She also had two paintings in a juried show where twelve artists’ works were selected for use in a Houston calendar and was one of 25 artists to have their work exhibited in Stevanger Norway, Houston’s sister city. Her paintings are in collections throughout the United States and in many countries. Ruby also designed a book cover for novelist William Hayes.



Among the prominent artists that Ruby has studied with are Edgar Whitney, Frank Webb, Glenn Bradshaw and Robert E. Wood.

Ruby maintains a studio and gallery in Friendswood, TX.

Glena Schlehuber is a Friendswood artist who began her painting career during her mid- life years.  She paints a variety of subject matter but has focused primarily on landscapes and seascapes for the last several years.  Her work has been recognized in one woman and group shows; the most recent were The Art Alliance of Clear Lake 2011 Summer Open Exhibition and the TAACL August 2010 High Fiber and Raw Materials Exhibition in which she participated as an invitational artist.
Glena Schlehuber Artist’s Statement:  I began a new venture several years ago in which I determined that I would produce a series of landscapes and seascapes while incorporating new media into my work.  In addition, I would have no reference material (photos, sketches, etc.) which might have served as a catalyst for each piece.  These paintings are the outcome of my endeavor.

Billie Morris is an artist that resides in Santa Fe, Texas with her family.  She was always interested in art, and started taking formal instruction in the mid 90’s. She uses multiple forms of mediums to produce her work, which is almost always inspired by nature. She has shown work in the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center in Texas City, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, and most recently had her works displayed in the College of the Mainland Administration Building.

Billie Morris Artist Statement: I truly believe that each person sees something different in art and that they should be allowed the privilege to see what they want to see and decipher the piece and view it in the manner which best suits them. Art is to the viewer what the viewer is to the art. That said, I will be showing varied pieces I’ve done with diverse mediums and subject matters.


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