Throughout the month of March, the gallery in the Round Rock Public Library will feature religious fine art by the painter Patricia Lyle and sculptors Joe Kenney and Art Wells.
There will be an opening reception for the artists from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1.
About Patricia Lyle
Patricia Lyle’s paintings have been included in numerous invitational and group exhibitions and juried shows across the state of Texas. Her work is also part of a number of permanent collections in the United States, Singapore, and Australia, including the TECO-Westinghouse collection, and Concordia University-Austin. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Georgia and was awarded a residency grant at the Vermont Studio Center. For the past twenty years, she has taught painting at venues including Temple College at Taylor, the Art Center of Williamson County, and Sun City Visual Arts Center. Her work has been featured in publications including View magazine, the book Smithville, Texas! and the Austin American-Statesman.
About Joe Kenney
Joe Kenney is a bronze sculptor who resides in Georgetown, Texas. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museum, public, educational, and religious settings, in cities including London, New York City, Baltimore, Columbus, Tulsa, Austin and other Texas communities. He studied figurative and monumental sculpture at the University of Oklahoma, and continued his studies at Loveland Colorado Academy of Fine Arts. He also studied at the Austin Sculpture Center in Texas where he served as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kenney is a member of the National Sculpture Society, New York City. He is a member of the Texas Society of Sculptors and serves on its board of directors.
About Art Wells
Art Wells started sculpting in 1993. Since then he has exhibited and sold in numerous galleries and juried shows throughout the United States. Art’s Creation of Eve, a life-size marble sculpture was on loan for exhibit in the Las Vegas Art Museum for 2 ½ years. Many of his works are held in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., as well as in Paris, France and Toronto, Canada. In 2009 Art won a national industry award from the Sculptural Pursuit Magazine Annual Sculpture Only contest for his figurative stone sculpture After the Workout. When asked about his philosophy he says, "fine art is food for the soul, so I strive to create something nourishing." Besides working full time sculpting, Art is also a nationally recognized sculpting teacher.