Fort Worth Artist Will Present 'Gallery Talk' at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art

Sept. 20, 2011

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A gallery talk and reception featuring oil painter Ann Ekstrom will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art.

Ekstrom, a Fort Worth lecturer and a painting instructor for Texas Christian University's Extended Education program, is expected to speak about her painting techniques and art inspirations for her exhibit on display in Gallery II of the Martin Museum of Art. Ekstrom's "Conversations, Situations and Meditations," is a collection of realistic, large-scale oil paintings that are inspired by small items such as antique buttons, toys and decorative boxes.

"I believe art students would benefit from hearing the gallery talk because she (Ekstrom) is a working artist," said Adriel Greene, educational coordinator at the Martin Museum of Art. "She is a very encouraging person who is passionate about her art, and I know she would be happy to answer any of their questions. For non-artists, I still believe the experience would be educational, and being able to see the artist whose artwork is being displayed is a wonderful opportunity."

"Conversations, Situations and Meditations" will be on display until Oct. 1 at Martin Museum of Art. The museum, located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Ave. in Waco, Texas, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

The gallery talk, reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Martin Museum of Art or call (254) 710-6390.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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