February 7, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Members and guests will be able to view the film, Living Art: Jo Williams, Seeing the World with an Artist’s Eye and observe Williams’ demo in watercolor. See the film trailer here.
About Jo Williams:
A native Texan, Jo Williams has been painting professionally for over thirty-five years. She is a versatile painter choosing her subjects from the natural world. Much of her work is inspired by her travels primarily throughout the southwestern United States.
Williams lives in Denton, TX, where she is very active in the arts community. She served for three years as President of the Visual Arts Society of Texas and six years as chair of the City Commission for Public Arts. She has a degree in art education from the University of North Texas and has spent most of her career teaching privately. She taught week-long workshops the last three summers in Provence, France, for Artistic Gourmet Adventures. She conducts workshops throughout the southwest including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Mexico. She has also taught continuing education classes for the University of North Texas. In addition to teaching, she gives demonstrations for area art organizations and judge’s regional art exhibits. She also teaches classes at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton.
Williams holds signature memberships in Southwestern Watercolor Society since 1991 and the Society of Watercolor Artists. Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions. She has won a number of awards including Best of Show in the Texas Neighbors Art Competition in Irving and the North Texas Area Art League Annual Juried Exhibition (now VAST) in Denton.
She has had several solo exhibitions including an invitational exhibit at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri and an invitational exhibit at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton. Her work is included in many private collections and public collections including Raytheon, Ben E. Keith Co., Denton Publishing Company, City of Denton, and the Greater Denton Arts Council.
About The Film:
Documentary short film Living Art: Jo Williams features an award-winning watercolorist and longtime resident of Denton, Texas, who, over the past 40 years, has been an active supporter of the arts in the community and beyond. Besides achieving recognition from her profession as an artist and teacher, Jo Williams has volunteered countless hours, playing a key role in the growth and diversity of the Denton arts scene.
Enjoy this special film and get some insight into Jo’s process through her demo!
This film is the first in a series produced by Curious Dog Creative focusing on practicing artists who enrich their communities by living their art. Funding for Living Art was provided in part by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts through a 2016 Artist Microgrant received by Living Art Director, Susan Carol Davis.
Special features of the film include:
Watercolor paintings of Jo Williams
“Texas Longhorns” written and narrated by Karla K. Morton, Texas State Poet Laureate
Original score featuring Trotline’s Chris Veon and Chuck Voellinger with Jacob Dill on bass and Clare Barns Warren’s classical guitar compositions performed by Polly Maynard
Living Art: Jo Williams a documentary short film, director Susan Carol Davis, producer Linda S. Anderson, director of photography Mateo Aaron Granados, editor Jeremy Taub, A Curious Dog Creative Production
For more information and artwork by Jo Williams, visit Jo’s website.