Clipped From El Paso Herald-Post
•i.i. ,,» •^".•JiJ.i.vi-ic t^'iOM.-j J-,C -i-c-i./-!. -. -•- --.-fj-Ci-ri -". >C-»*.-t i.s.Ji- ,. EL.PASO, HERALD-POST, Saturday; January 6; 1973- Airport Exhibit Features Art Local Artists Share Display Space A new display of art wonk by local artists will hang at the International Airport during January. Seven artists are being featured in the current Southwestern Arts Display. They are Vera Swain, Bill Kolliker, Gladys Moore, Bebe Coonly, Margaret Murray, Gladys Rodehaver and Hazel Malone. The display is sponsored 1 by the Women's Department of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. Each month a different exhibit will be mounted in the concourse and the Sky Chef Restaurant. The paintings may be purchased in the coffee shop. THE ART DISPLAY, a nonprofit project of the Women's Department of the Chamber of Commerce, was founded in 1963 in order to encourage and recognize local artists. Over 100 artists have exhibited in the past. Committee members supervising the exhibit are Mrs. Swain, chairman; Mrs. Lloyd Leech, co-chairman; Mrs. George Hervey, consultant and Mrs. Lee Roper, publicity. During the year 19S6-6-7 participation in the Southwestern Arts Display included 1 69 artists and designer craftsmen. Eight exhibits of paintings, etchings and watercolors were shown, including bhree one- man shows by Vera Swain, Bebe Coonly, and Delphine Cooper and two two-man shows by Hal and Mack Elder and Nan Collins and Roberta Smart. A SPECIAL exhibit by the Black Range Artists featured Jorsen Cook, Eugene Thurston and Eryline Stoker. A display case featured a collection of arts and crafts from the U.S. Army Air Defense Center at Ft. Bliss. Works by Lorena Richards, Johneli Crimen, Ray Pulaski, Ard'ith L. Gaddery, Susan Dutro and Belinda Owens were displayed. J. R. Winholt of American Airlines recently requested that the Southwestern Arts Display supply paintings for the Admirals' Club soon to open at the airport. Margaret Murray completed' 13 years in the U.S. Army and worked on an art degree at The University of Texas at El Paso where she studied with Vera Wise and Robert Massey. In Washington, D.C. she studied with Barney Loiselle. MRS. MURRAY developed an interest in Oriental style after two years in Asian countries. She prefers the media of acrylics and sculptural painting. Gladys Rodehaver works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, copper enameling and bronze and! ceramic sculpture. She has taught workshops in oil and copper enamel. She is represented in El Paso at Green-Field Gallery, The Birdcage, For Him-For Her in La Villita and Artes Alegres Gallery in Tubac, Ariz. Gladys Moore likes to depict moods of the mountains and desert. She has studied with Kate Ball, Frederick Tautoes, Helen Van Wyk, Manuel Acosta, Jan Herring and the Art Academy and Ox-Bow School of Painting in Michigan. TWO OF HER paintings were selected to hang in Sun Carnival shows. She has had several one-man shows in town. She is a member of the National Society of Arts and Letters, Museu'm of Art Members Guild, El Paso Art Assn. and Texas Fine Arts. Vera Swain shows at the Birdcage, Tuvivo Gallery in Taos, Bakers Gallery in Lubbock, 337 Gallery in Missouri, Mon/t. and Ole Gallery in Austin. She has received awards • in Army shows and honorable mention in the Black Range Show. She is a member of National Society of Arts and Letters, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Assn. of Artists, Symphony Women's Committee and is Alpha Chi Omega representative to Panhellenic. BILL KOLLIKER began his art career in his native Switzerland, studied at the National Academy of Art in New York, the Maryland Institute, Boston HANG PICTURES—Three artists arrange an exhibit of their work at the El Paso International Airport. From left is Gladys Rodehaver, Margaret M. Murray and Hazel Malone. ARRANGE EXHIBIT—Members of the Southwest Artists Assn. will hang their work at El Paso International Airport during January. From left is Gladys Moore, Vera Swain, Bill Kolliker and Bebe Coonly. School of Art and recently completed a six month's study tour in Europe. His work has been shown in one man shows in Santa Fe Museum of Art, Midland Public Library, El Paso Women's Clu'b and a group show at the El Paso Museum of Art as well as showing in Dallas, Beaumont, San Antonio, Austin, Sarasota, and New York City. BEBE COONLY attended Mills College and studied under Carlton Ball. She was graduated from Stanford University and studied with Daniel Mendelowitz, Edward Farmer and Victor Arnautov. In Santa.Fe she ,studied with Henry Balink. One painting was shown in the Sun Carnival Exhibit and in 1%8 she won second place in the Sacramento, California International Art Exhibit. She paints in the area of the Old West, animals and symboli- cism or surrealism. ONI Of THf WORLD'S QRCATtST SHOWS'