Anne Weary grew up living in what was then a very rural part of Garland. Her father owned quite a bit of land along Holford Road between Arapaho Road and what is now George Bush Tollway. She rode her horse, they had a few cattle, and their historic house had been built in 1936. She loved to draw the creek, forest and prairie adjacent to their house . That forest and prairie is now our Preserve. She is a well-known artist who still loves to draw what she sees in nature. You can meet Anne at her display on March 8.
The Garland Night at the Museum program is a Gallery walk around Downtown Garland’s newly designated Bankhead Cultural Arts District. Check in at the Garland Landmark Museum, 393 N. Sixth Street, Garland.
At the Landmark, where there will be an exclusive showing of a David Bates original sculpture. David Bates is a nationally acclaimed artist who grew up in Garland and attended Garland High School. Best known for his paintings on canvas or panel, Bates is also prolific in sculpture and works on paper. More than forty museums across the country have work by Bates in their permanent collections.
The gallery shows will continue at Ninth Street Gallery, owned by Michelle Noah, and Epiphany Gallery, owned by Leslie Montena. Attendees can experience a ‘pop-up gallery’ at 716 Main Street, formerly a church and Williams Funeral Home, featuring a projection exhibit by Garland-based artist, Trayc Claybrook.
Finally, Anne Weary will be celebrating her exhibit opening at the Granville Arts Center. As a child and young woman, Anne’s summer residence was Casa del Sol, her family ranch in what is now the Spring Creek Forest and Park Preserve. She honed her art by drawing the beautiful nature that surrounded her. Now, Anne is a professional artist, having graduated from the oldest art school in the United States, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her entire life is a perpetual love affair with the trees and creatures of her forest.
Night at the Museum: Gallery Walk is free and open to the public.