April 12–June 14 The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery
American artist Jerome Witkin is recognized as one of the most formidable figurative painters working today. He has been called “a virtuoso painter” whose work is in dialogue with the old masters, social realism, history and even Abstract Expressionism. Witkin is the 2014 Texas National Juror, and his show coincides with that exhibition. Opening reception April 12, 6-8 p.m.
Two special events are planned prior to the opening reception. On Friday evening, April 11, a 20th anniversary fundraiser party is planned that will feature food and entertainment at 6:30 p.m. at Karon Gillespie’s El Atascossa Ranch. Tickets are $85 single or $150 per couple and can be purchased through SFA’s Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407. Proceeds from this event go toward continuing to bring important contemporary art and artists to East Texas. On Saturday, April 12, prior to the opening reception, Los Angeles art dealer Jack Rutberg will interview Witkin at 5 p.m. in Morning Glory Yoga Studio, 207. E. Main St.