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Abilene, tx - By CLARA BETHE COATS ' The traditional Idea of...
By CLARA BETHE COATS ' The traditional Idea of an artist's temperament shouldn't be applied to Delia Landers. She has had (o meet so many deadlines for exblblli tnd work en i. masters degree that she has learned self Miss Landers says an artist bat to be able (o paint at any lime, not when one just "feels like It," She hat disciplined herself, to paint n a c a p e r or a under preuure and bellwej tut mastert dearee Is from the Unf- · one must have self discipline Iw- vmlty or Texas. She wrote fore he can atcumnllsh invthlnt? thp^fn nn "rr*» 0 n, ID A V * I H »I.,KI«. paint--3 ex- Barros) fore tic can accomplish anything In art, Miss Landers, art director at South Junior High School, will he sponsored by the Abilene Museum ot Fine Arts in a solo exhibit beginning Friday. Preview ot her exhibit of some 41 paintings and print* will begin at 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will hang through April 12 and will be open to the public from J to 5 p.m. daily. Media uted In painting by Miss Landers Include oil, caeslji, tempera, watercolor, pencil, prlntera Ink for block prints, She said oil, caesln, and tempera were her favorites. An expression of fidelity to nature and real life li expressed in style of ' ' to as ' I Right in New Waller Cooper Is live years old. They 'live at 1917 Edgemont Dr twjnj mujt ^ doiibi( . «pp!ne«s and double trouble any- time. But when Mom's out shop- ping and a[x year old Nancy wants lo read (he tunnies and the twins are getting restless with the toyi and tugging at each knee - well, llf* is full jo lay ihe least, That's how It Is in the home of C. B, Ttilnhnlf 1*JJtl T^,« d r* - 1 . him «a «|, UIC W4IUU table business Mehols, jzoj palm St. Debra and Diane are 10 months old, NicboU Is in the wholesale fruit and vege- *^KU- umt AIUUIC, 033 PQMIB Bl., BayE that when he's left with his son* rralff and \rarir ho u «,.,.ir.. i Craig snd Mark, he is usually busy pulling them off the street or off [he car, There are many .fathers lhat know Just what he m*»ps. Riddle is a geologist with Stano- llnd Oil and Gas Co, Ratliff of Borger, visited two weeks -'"- her grandparents, Mr. and ,,.,,,,,,,,,,.,..,,, ,,,,. ,,,,, Don Bowit St., Rebecca Ratliff is Abilene Visitor -tliff four v Kev.'^ Ji o!H realiim," Sh«. lUo palnti abstric- Uons, which fbe dedr.es as from nature the thla« tb lo Include la a painting and, .,ranging them to make in Ing m4 well designed picture, Much thought goes on In an artist's mint before actually beginning to paint, Miss Landers said, , , o w e s She compared the thouKhl » c « ul «Jenl lo the wort she do on a chapter for a thesis. .- on "Creative Art Activities I" Junior Higli Scboo)." Background »nd material for her Junior Jflgh School here. Workshops She has taught In Abilene years and at one time Uucht Midwestern University, in summers oj 1951 and 1952 ehe conducted art workshops at Hsrdlu-Slm- mons University, While she worked on her thesis she was also taking palnllng classes- for work toward her M, A,, and ald she painted about IS nours * day on work for those cia.sses, It took her abut two yeara to complete the thesis, She enjoys teaching, Earlier wanted to be « docfor (jut financial difficulties dissuaded her. feels that art and medicine are closely related and that art Is everything, nothing excluded. She loved art as a nhild, but only since 1945 has she been iny seriously. Shu h«» been on several trip; with groups to Red River, ft. H., Rockport, Corpus Christ), and other coastal cities. Many her paintings are related to sea life. She Is especially fond of and tugs. she and most of her artist frftnJi agree, lhat the iocal is "most palnlable." They have painted at Fort Phantom Hill Lake, Red Hills at Buffalo Gap, Chimney Top Banch at I.ueders, ami the Cedar Qsp mountains. To Paint Mine Next summer the group plajis paint in an old abandoned mine in the mountains nnar Red River, N. SI. They will have [o travel jeep and walk for some distance to reach the mine. Miss Landers also wants to go to Florida io "pick up shells, beaehcomb, and paint." She goes on painting every summer. Miss Landers uses a painting knife when she usei oil and and gays she usually'wears blue leans, or Just might .wear a she taught school Jn. It's hard clothes, she said, but she doesn't mind, and she hardly ever with a smock, which has long identified for wear hy artists. Miss Landers is the daughter Mrs. J, n. Landers and the J- R, Landers of Ovalo. She with her sister in the Drake She received her bachelor of nrts degree from Jl-SU, attended

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  1. Abilene Reporter-News,
  2. 28 Mar 1954, Sun,
  3. Page 28

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