Mollie Jones watercolor exhibit on display at NTCC
The Northeast Texas Community College Art Department will host its second art exhibit of the 2017-2018 school year October 2- 27 in the foyer of the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts. The show, “Crystal & Glass”, will feature watercolors by artist Mollie Jones. A reception with the artist will be held Thursday, October 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Whatley Center foyer. Refreshments will be served.
Jones is a nationally recognized award-winning watercolorist and workshop teacher who works exclusively in transparent watercolor. A self-taught artist, she enjoys a passion for painting crystal, glass, silver, and anything reflective in nature. She lives and works in a red barn south of Tyler, Texas and shares her farm with her husband, a diva cat, chickens, and an abundance of flower gardens.
“In my transparent watercolor paintings, I strive to show how light and values and the skill of drawing almost always insures a successful painting…both for me and for those seeing my work,” Jones said. “The love of drawing has always been important with my art, and I consider myself a representational realist in that realism is a must in my paintings.”
Mollie is a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society, and holds Signature Status with the Texas Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, and the Wyoming Watercolor Society. Her painting “Blue Plate Special Pears,” which will be included in the show, has been accepted into publication with a nationally known book, SPLASH 18, which features 100 watercolorists considered “Best Watercolor Artists in America.” Her painting, “Rosebowls and Berries” has been accepted into the Transparent Watercolor Society of America’s 2017 International Exhibition held in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Please call 903-434-8181 before visiting to ensure that the gallery is open for viewing. To learn more about upcoming events in the Whatley Center, or to purchase tickets, visit www.whatleycenter.com.