Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jayne Duryea "A Deep Connection To Nature"

The Ben Bailey Art Gallery at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will kick-off the new year with an art exhibit by Kingsville artist and alumna Jayne Duryea running January 10 through February 4. 
The exhibit, “Deep Connection to Nature,” will feature paintings—oil on canvas and watercolor on paper—along with three-dimensional works and colorful hot sculptured glass.
Duryea currently serves as the division chair of fine arts and kinesiology at Coastal Bend College, where she has taught for 30 years and is the director of the Simon Michael Gallery. She has been nominated for Texas Artist of the Year the previous two years.
 Dureya operates art studios in both Beeville and Rockport. Her choice of medium includes blown and sculptured hot glass and paint, which are also courses that she teaches throughout the year. Her artwork has been displayed internationally with collections in the United States, France, Canada and Grand Cayman Islands.
 Duryea will conduct a gallery talk on 1 p.m. Thursday, January 20, with an artist reception scheduled for 4 p.m. that day. Both events are free to the public.
 For more information on the artist, visit
All photos by Laura Prange