Art’e de Mayo

Our May exhibition is named in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held in Mexico on May 5 commemorating the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

Featured artists in this exhibition include Angalee DeForest, Dinah Bowman, Janelle Cox and Laura Griffith. Our thanks go to the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring Art’e de Mayo. The exhibition will be on view through May 25.

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Angalee DeForest is from Rockport, Texas. She has been a professional artist for over thirty years influenced by life and travel in the exotic Hawaiian and Philippine Islands, and in the Far East, her work is rich in color, texture, and light. Her art is firmly based in a foundation of sound classical training, excellent design and keen observation. She teaches workshops in oil, pastel, and color theory.

Dinah Bowman is from Portland, Texas. She says the mainstay of her art are fish prints. The Japanese call it “gyotaku.” Technically, it’s a relief monoprint. Dinah calls it a fish rubbing. Other mediums are scratchboard. The first ones she created were for the Texas General Land Office, and watercolor prints led to a poster for the City of Port Aransas and a book for the Corpus Christi National Estuary Program.

Janelle Cox is an award winning artist from Austin, Texas. Her first love of oil painting came to the fore after several successful years as an interior architect and jewelry designer. Her art travels have taken her to Italy, Spain, Australia and across the United States. Janelle’s paintings portray a variety of subject matters including landscape, figurative and still-life. She has received numerous awards for her artwork.

Laura Griffith is from Ingleside, Texas. Her very first painting was an award winning picture. Laura’s love for photography and fine art was equaled only by her love of sailing. She spent twenty years painting and sailing Florida and the Caribbean Sea. She sailed the waters around the Bahamas, Mexico, and Central America—as far south as Guatemala and as far north as the Chesapeake Bay. Laura has taught a Pastel Class at the Art Center.