Last Saturday Texas Wesleyan hosted the first art reception of this year in the gallery at Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio. The event was well attended by Texas Wesleyan faculty, staff and the Fort Worth Community. City Kitchen catered the event and received many compliments as being the "Best art reception food ever!"
The next art exhibition, ANIMUS, will open Oct. 16 with an opening reception from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 21. The artists will also present an artist's talk in the gallery from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Oct. 24 at a Mitchell-Reed lecture. Brown bag lunches welcome.
Visit the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio website to keep updated and informed about art news, upcoming art exhibitions, and receptions. All receptions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
"It is exciting to see an historic building such as the Polytechnic Fire station revitalized and repurposed as a gallery for the arts and education. While first a fire station, then for a time a Studio Theatre for Theatre Wesleyan, it is now a dynamic space for the visual arts and to showcase both student and professional artists and contribute to the vitality of Texas Wesleyan and our Rosedale Renaissance." -- Joe Brown, professor of theatre and dean of freshman success
"The new Bernice Coulter Templeton art gallery is an inviting space of both old structure and modern highlights allowing artists to display their works. With the oversight of artist and professor Kit Hall, look for artistic reflection at its most interesting, and enjoy a haven that sheds light on inner and outer views of our age. I welcome the public showing of art back to the Wesleyan campus! It’s time!" -- Twyla Miranda, professor of education
"At the core of the mission of our university is the goal of providing a robust liberal arts education to our students. The study of art plays an important role in meeting this goal, for art is representative of the the eternal quest by humans to understand and interpret our shared world. The Bernice Coulter Templeton Gallery of Art offers students, faculty, staff and the community with direct access to art and artists of regional and national acclaim. As such, the Gallery is more than a showplace, but is truly a vital center of learning." Mark Hanshaw, dean of the School of Arts and Letters
"I very much enjoyed the Wesleyan Gallery Dual exhibit of Angel and Winter's art. Winter's paintings were stunning & beautiful. Angel's sculptures were intriguing & bold. It is a very nice exhibit that should interest students, faculty, staff and people in the Fort Worth community." -- Allen Henderson, provost
"First rate! The Bernice Coulter Templeton Gallery provides high quality art exhibits in an intimate and accessible setting right here on our campus. You don't have to be an art critic to understand what a jewel we have at Texas Wesleyan." -- Fred Slabach, president of Texas Wesleyan University
"The gallery was beautiful, so wonderful to have such a space on your campus. I always love seeing Winter and her work as well as Angel’s outstanding sculptures. What a wonderful opportunity for student field trips, I hope many teachers will take advantage of this opportunity." -- Mary Morgan, artist and first-time visitor