Janice Mason Art Museum opens new exhibit
by Hawkins Teague
Jul 05, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Janice Mason Art Museum opened its new exhibit Saturday evening, and two of the three featured artists were there to show their work.

Diane Tesler, whose paintings are mostly of still life and rural landscapes, said she loves showing her work in small-town museums and talking to the people who come to see it. She said people in small towns seem more genuinely enthusiastic about the paintings compared to people in larger cities, who may sometimes be a bit jaded.

“It’s wonderful to see the connection between art and the town,” she said.

Tesler said she preferred to transport her paintings to exhibits herself instead of shipping them. She said she not only enjoys speaking with attendees, but that her paintings are like children who she wanted to ensure found good homes.

Tesler said she was very impressed with the museum and that it was a great place to show art because of the “serenity of space.” She said she liked the lighting and also liked how the rooms flow into each other.

Tesler divides her time between Alexandria, Va. and Kewanna, Ind. teaching painting. Although she said Alexandria, which is across the Potomac from Washington, is too crowded to do any landscape paintings, she gets all the solitude she needs in Kewanna.

The weavings and photography of Kentucky artist Dobree Adams were on display as well. Adams lives on a farm north of Frankfort where she dyes and weaves from a rare English breed of sheep called the Lincoln Longwool. The breed is known for the length, strength and luster of their wool, she said. She was raising them all herself until recently, when she decided to sell them.

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