Opening Reception for Portrayals of Life and Landscapes: The Art of Frank Kelley, Jr., an exhibition in the Contemporary Artists' Gallery, which runs from August 27th - December 12th 2010. On Friday, Aug 27, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM an opening reception will be held in the Contemporary Artists' Gallery, where light refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public.
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Organized by the Contemporary Artist Program of the Charles H. Wright Museum, Portrayals of Life and Landscapes: The Art of Frank Kelley, Jr. features more than 30 of Kelley’s paintings. Kelley's art incorporates numerous styles and subjects. Primarily a regional painter, he draws upon sources from his roots in North Central Louisiana. He has earned many accolades and awards, including the Spirit of Detroit Award.
In the genre painting, “Last Pickin’” (shown right) Kelley features several African Americans working in a cotton field. He groups them in the foreground, with the implements of their trade, in close proximity to the viewer who is drawn in, for want of a closer look at the scene.
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