1969-12-20 - Tita Sterling - HP

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1969-12-20 - Tita Sterling - HP - -EL PASO HERALD-POST, Saturday, December 20,...
-EL PASO HERALD-POST, Saturday, December 20, 1969 .Paints With an Eye to Sale Appeal- Artist's Home Mirrors Talented Output By BRAD BANE Mrs. Tita Sterling paints without aid of props or panoramas. panoramas. "I start, with something in mind, "she said. "Half the time I don't know what I'm going to end up with." Style for petite Mrs. Sterling is not static. Either she dabs together an idea or else she lays it on with palate knife. The medium used is anything from oils and watercolor. Presentation is neither photographic photographic nor abstract. A HOUSE FULL of paintings testifies to Mrs. Sterling's energy. energy. More than 60 works decorate decorate the walls of her high ceiling ceiling rooms and spiral staircase of her ivy crvc/ed Spanish colonial colonial home at 3'-17 Copper avenue. avenue. Bold b'.ozky faces of sun bronzed Indians cast down dark-eyed gazes upon hand hewn tables from Mexico. Brilliant Brilliant pastel, floppy petaled flowers voice what nature was too bashful to say amidst wrought iron filigree, patterned patterned tile and wood floors. Stark still-life silhouettes of vases, cannisters, even groceries groceries compete for the beholder's attention with antique furnishings furnishings upholstered in burnt-gold velveteen. Seacapes and laughing children find their way to canvas via Mrs. Sterling's Sterling's brush and hang with crystal chandelier. "THIS," SHE SAID pointing to a provocative deep purple pair of nudes unconventionally cropped at the hair line and the knee, "I wish I could exhibit, but I haven't found anyone with a gallery brave enough." At the head of the stairway, two boats with luff- ing sails- are anchored on a surrealistic sea exemplifying Mrs. Sterling's capacity to isolate isolate subject for environment. "I try to paint two hours each 'day, "she said. "When the mood hits, I stay all night in the studio." The long hours spent in the studio, are not for art's sake alone. "I paint what I think will sell. Not too long ago 1 was going to form a partnership with a friend to mass produce paintings for sale." CURRENTLY MRS. STERLING STERLING has one-woman-show of 26 paintings at the YWCA on Brown street to run through mid-January. Two of her paintings are on display at the Medical Center Cafeteria. ' Later this month, she will have exhibits at the El Paso International Airport and the Desert Hills Motor Hotel. Courses taken at Garland Junior College in Boston, Mass., 12 years ago were a beginning for Mrs. Sterling's painfing. She didn't paint in earnest until 1967. Studies were taken under Ray 'Lopez Aleman at the Greenfield Gallery, Gallery, Dorothy Geyer, who imparts knowledge of watercolor, watercolor, and Virginia Vreese. She is a member of the El Paso Art Assn. and was chosen chosen Outstanding Young Woman of 1968. Three youngsters, youngsters, Jean Marie, 4; Grover Jr., 6, and Patricia, 10 are to her credit. Grover Sr. is an admirer of his wife's artistic talents and he appreciates her efforts to decorate their gracious home, but he takes a stand—not a hand will be laid upon his favorite, the sagging easy chair in the den. TITA STERLING displays her Sun Carnival entry. 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 ftmu THE NUMBER ONE FAMILY RESTAURANT CAFE CORONA MmmntHHUiiiiiiiiiuiiiiii ......... iiiiiiiimiic Our Specialty: | The Finest | Mexican Food | Available! | IDEAL

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

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