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NOW SHOWING

“Simplistic Beauty"
Paintings by Cally Krallman
Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, Kansas
December 1, 2010 through January 12, 2011

Warm Glow

Cally Krallman has been painting the Midwest, primarily Kansas, for over 20 years. She has traveled and painted in many places throughout the world, but is still drawn to the simplistic beauty of Kansas. “Many people think of Kansas as just a flat agricultural state, but in fact it is full of wonderful hills, tree lined rivers and creeks, and other unique land formations. The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking and calming at the same time. Our four seasons create a myriad of colors worthy of any artists’ palette,” says Cally.

She feels that any artist can see the grandeur of the great mountains and oceans, but to find beauty in the simplest of rocky plains, tall native grasses, back roads, meandering creeks, and fields of grain takes someone who loves the region…loves the plains.

Regional art not only records our place in time, but it is a window for others to see the ordinary in a not so ordinary way, therefore playing an important role in American history. Cally tries to share this in each painting she creates.

Besides painting Kansas, she paints other Midwestern areas including Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Missouri. Cally enjoys painting “en plein air”, which is painting on location. Small examples of those works will be included in this exhibit. These works are sometimes used in creating her larger paintings.

Cally has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washburn University and has studied with Phil Starke, Kim English, Michael Albrechtson and William Scott Jennings among others. She is an award winning Kansas landscape artist.  Many of her paintings feature the breathtaking landscapes of the Flinthills. Cally’s work has been exhibited across the country including OPA and Salon International exhibits as well as in Georgia of the Former Soviet Union. Her work has been featured in several publications and is held in many private and public art collections. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists.

If you are unable to attend the special showing on December 3, we invite you to view the exhibit during regular museum hours: Tuesday – Saturday.  The exhibit will be on display through January 12, 2011. This program is sponsored in part by the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. For more information call 316-321-1212.

This program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.


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