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Due to scheduling changes at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, starting in September, our meetings will be held on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month, September through May.
Please note that our guest fees will be $5 starting in September.
Members: Free
Speaker for November Meeting: Kim Collins
Kim is a Fort Worth, TX abstract artist whose work is heavily influenced by the tangled forms, interwoven patterns and layers of shapes found in nature. She has exhibited in numerous galleries in the North TX area and has won several awards. Her work is in collections across the US and also in Europe.

Artist Statement:
My work has evolved over the years from realistic watercolors to abstract designs in acrylic and mixed media. The likely catalyst for this change was a bout with cancer which brought about many “rethinking what’s important” moments. I realized I had been working with processes which were rigid, traditional and a bit tedious for me, but I was afraid to break out of my box. After the cancer scare, I allowed myself the freedom to have fun, try new things, get out of my comfort zone and play with design, color and materials. I have never looked back.

I usually start a piece with no pre-conceived idea of what it will ultimately become, but a sort of “relational connection” develops as the work progresses. Sometimes the relationship is easy and harmonious; sometimes it is full of conflict which must be resolved…just like life. Rather than depict a literal image, I hope to convey the feeling, energy and essence of the organic forms which inspire me.

Education:
University of Maryland, Germany & Jefferson Davis Junior College, MS
Professional Organizations:
Texas Artist’s Coalition & Trinity Arts Guild