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 - Desert Hills Art Exhibit Opens Anne Crystal,...
Desert Hills Art Exhibit Opens Anne Crystal, who is Mrs. Thomas I. Cook, will have her first one-man show at the Desert Hills Motor Hotel through the middle of January. January. The show opens, tomorrow and will display a collection of her watercolors. While Mrs. Cook says this is her favorite medium, she also paints in oils and acrylic. Mrs. Cook has enjoyed painting painting since she was in high school. Before that she was involved in other creative activities such as sewing and making dolls. She continued her art education, majoring in art at Sophie Newcomb College College in New Orleans. FOR ABOUT 2f YEARS Mrs. Cook owned and operated one of the tiniest bookstores, Carlisle's, in Manhattan in the Barbizon Hotel at 63rd and Lexington. Though small, she said she had a great volume of business and could not find time to paint until she sold the bookstore and retired. She has studied over the years with Lewis Daniel in New York City, Shelby Shackleford Shackleford (a pupil of Leger) in Baltimore, William Moise in Hancock, Ma., and in El Paso with Dorothy Archer and Vera Wise. SHE AND HER husband, Dr. Thomas I. Cook, who is an H.Y. Benedict Professor of Political Science at the University University of Texas at El Paso, have been in El Paso for three years. They came here from Baltimore where Dr. Cook was with Johns Hopkins University. University. Mrs. Cook is a native of Chattanooga, Tenn. She is a member of the El Paso Art Association, El Paso Art Museum, and The Women's Auxiliary at UT E! Paso, other shows where she has exhibited have been at Sun Towers Hospital, Hospital, Southwest Interculturai Center and the Annual Show of the El Paso Art Association in 1968. Two of her paintings, Interchange, and "Manhattan Memories" are seen on stage in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" at the Upstairs Theatre Theatre Downtown. ANNE CRYSTAL IDEAL AT

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  1. El Paso Herald-Post,
  2. 20 Dec 1969, Sat,
  3. Page 29

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