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October 24, 2013

2013 Art Tracks Sculpture Exhibit Debuts at Hot Pepper Festival



• Laura Sturtz provided “Breaking Bonds,” the sculpture featured at 825 West Spring St., near the Palestine Visitor Center, which is an abstract interpretation of breaking free and expressing yourself rendered in copper. Sturtz is an adjunct professor of art at Texas State University.

A group effort was submitted by artists Lottie Minick, Gustavo Galvan and Staci Whitten, who routinely collaborate on projects together so that each artist’s talents can be utilized to the fullest. Five pieces in total were accepted into the show from the trio, with each one offering a whimsical and fun take on known objects. They are “Spin Golly” (813 West Spring St., at the Farmers Market); “Flying Mermaid” (302 East Crawford, in Old Town Palestine); “Kite Quartet” (190 West Spring St., at the corner of Magnolia and Spring seating area); “Fillmore Fish” (502 North Queen St., at the historic Carnegie Library); and “Garden Aquarium” (101 East Oak St., near the historic Federal Building).

This year's exhibit also includes three pieces from Delbert Beckham, artist from Center, Texas, All of his art is created using found objects. Each piece displays Beckham's sense of humor and whimsy.

His works include “Blackfort Daisy” at 115 West Oak, corner of West Oak and North

Magnolia streets; “Nine Forty-eight” at 261 East Spring St., at the United Country Wide parking lot; and “Eighteen Twenty-one” at 315 West Main St., in Redland’s parking lot, near the corner of Main and John streets.

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