Community Artists' Collective presents "Wisdom and Hope" opening reception
The Community Artists’ Collective welcomes the new year with “Wisdom and Hope,” the creative offerings of local artists Hardy Allen, Daniel Tesfai, and Zymora Eikner.
Many of Eikner’s paintings reflect her fond memories of spending time on her grandpa’s tobacco farm in Virginia and scenes of wheat fields with mountains in the background. The retired public school teacher plans to paint even more memories when she gets settled in her new home in a local senior facility.
Allen’s highly detailed art, rendered in charcoal and graphite, recalls significant scenes from his boyhood and family. Allen, also retired, studied under John Biggers at Texas Southern University for one year and is grateful for what he learned. Biggers encouraged him to pay attention to details and to invest the time in creating his piece.
The youngest of the trio, Tesfai, a lifelong artist, studied art at TSU. His acrylic on canvas paintings speak to the gentrification of cultures that don’t easily survive our western civilization.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until February 26.