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"Illuminance" Gallery Talk

Start Date: August 10, 2013, 3:00 PM
End Date: August 10, 2013, 5:00 PM

The Buddy Holly Center is thrilled to announce a Gallery Talk with Juror Diana Dopson for our latest exhibit, Illuminance. Ms. Dopson chose “Experiencing Place” as this year’s theme. Artists submitted images that are emotional and atmospheric, conveying a sense of what makes a place special, magical or extraordinary. 

Diana Dopson, is an artist and art historian from Austin, Texas. Her work as an artist primarily explores the nature of vision, ways of seeing, interconnectedness of living things, the collecting and cataloguing of nature and alternating visions of wild and cultivated landscapes. Ms. Dopson received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, her M.F.A. in photography and her M.A. in art history from the University of Oregon, with a concentration in Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture. In 1998, she completed the Corso Internazionale sull’Architettura di Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy, in which she photographed every building by Palladio in the Veneto. Ms. Dopson has always found that in-between places hold artistic promise.

The Illuminance Gallery Talk will be FREE and open to the public on Saturday, August 10 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Buddy Holly Center.




The Buddy Holly Center will not participate in the July First Friday Art Trail due to the Independence Day Holiday.

August First Friday Art Trail

Cottonwood Vase with Stone Inlay

On Friday, August 7, 2015 the Buddy Holly Center will be open from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for patrons to view its exhibits during First Friday Art Trail. There will be FREE admission and refreshments. For more information on the First Friday Art Trail, visit

Illuminance, a national competitive biennial exhibition featuring photographic work from across the nation focuses on the theme, “The Feeling of Rural Night,” set by this year’s juror, Rixon Reed. Reed is the owner of photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Illuminance will be on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. The new exhibition, John Franklin: The Natural Beauty of Wood, will be on display in the Foyer Gallery. In this exhibition, woodworking artist John Franklin displays his latest creations fashioned from a variety of woods. Franklin uses a lathe to transform wood into functional and sculptural forms, with the goal of maximizing the natural grain and inherent beauty of each type of wood.
There will be Country Night Scenes, an oil pastels interactive activity for all ages, in the Interactive Space.

Photo: Cottonwood Vase with Stone Inlay by John Franklin


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      The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)