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Our Winter Art Show featuring the artworks of artist, Shelley Marron; Park Cities' local photographer, David Rubin and ceramic artist, Alex Anderson



Art Show dates – open to the public: December 5, 2013 – January 17, 2014

Opening Reception: December 5, 2013 @ 7pm

Wine Tasting Reception: December 12, 2013 @ 7pm

Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 3-6pm and by appointment. Contact us for more info.

Shelley Marron

Born in Dallas, Texas, Shelley Marron has been passionate about painting, drawing and creating her entire life. Seeing the world through the eyes of an artist, she began honing her skills when she was a little girl. Her two favorite pastimes were riding horses and drawing. Because she was so inspired by the beauty that surrounded her while riding, she was quick to draw what she had observed and art became her driving force. While living in California throughout her teen and young adult years, she was greatly inspired by the boundless natural beauty California has to offer. She attended art classes there and began contemplating what it meant for her to become an artist. Upon moving back to Dallas she pursued a career in interior design for several years. She is now married and enjoying raising a son and a daughter. While caring for her family, Shelley continues to dabble in design, sharpen her skills as a gourmet cook and pursue her love of art. Her years in Dallas have led her to fine tune her technique, discipline and appreciation of art. Her desire to cultivate her skills has led her to seek instruction through multiple avenues including SMU and private instruction. She has studied the masters, explored various genres, techniques and styles all culminating in a true love for the abstract.

 

After years of encouragement from friends, family and other artists, Shelley has decided to share her art with the public. Through composition, layering, texture and color choice you will see that Marron has found her niche.

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David Rubin

David Rubin was born in San Antonio, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a BA in Art History.  It was during his college years that he discovered a penchant for photography.  While pursuing a Masters Degree in French, David entered an exchange program and moved to Paris, France, where he taught English at the prestigious Lycee Henri IV in the Latin Quarter.  With Paris as his back drop he managed to take his photography to a different level, focusing on street photography.

 

Circumstances forced David back to Texas after 16 months in Paris, where he joined his brothers in the menswear retail business.  He never put up his camera, immediately setting up a darkroom in his apartment in San Antonio.  He now focused on portraiture, ever honing his skills with the camera.  David continued to travel back to Europe several times a year, eager to see friends, visit different countries, and shoot pictures.

 

Several years later, David met his future wife, Maggie. They married and had 2 boys, Jeremy and Joshua, who soon became preferred models for David.  Maggie was born and raised in China, so the family put Europe on the back burner and began to travel extensively in Asia, with the boys always in tow.

 

When Maggie's job relocated to Dallas, David decided to semi retire so as to concentrate on the boys and his photography full time.  He can often be found at Bradfield Elementary, ever on call to photograph school functions and event.  The family now spends summers in China where David is beginning to find a faithful following for his work.

 

David's pictures have graced publications such as illustrations for the book Life Is A Mindset, as well as sports photography in Slam Basketball Magazine in China and fashion photography in the trade journal MR Magazine.  This is his first retrospective in Dallas.

Alex Anderson

Alex Anderson is an American ceramic artist, a graduate of Swarthmore College, and a Fulbright scholar. His work surrounds ideas of ephemeral beauty and decay and seeks to capture images of nature in its prime while evoking the darkness and tragedy inherent in the fact that if these forms were not frozen in clay, they would melt back into the earth, as everything does once expired.

 

During his undergraduate career, Anderson studied abroad in Jingdezhen, China, a ceramic mecca where porcelain was discovered and the location of many workshops that formerly produced the famed ceramic treasures of the ancient imperial court. This experience left a significant impact on his aesthetic and gave him knowledge of the traditional techniques of the region that he pairs with his training across the ceramic medium to make the elegant and conceptually grounded pieces of his present work.

 

In 2014 he will return to China to complete an artist residency at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.