We are once again thrilled to have our walls graced with art created by our own Fremont area artists during July’s All-Member Exhibition in Gallery A. Stop by to see a wide range of subjects and styles in graphite, pastels, oil, watercolor, sculpture, photography, mixed media and more.
The reception for all of our July exhibits is different than years past and will be Friday evening, July 11, from 5-7 p.m. Help us celebrate all of the wonderful art created by artists within our own organization!
Gallery B: Peck and Wilson, Mother-Daughter Retrospective
When Priscilla Wilson was approached to help us present a retrospective of her mother’s work, she excitedly agreed saying that Hortense would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year. Hortense Wilson was a very active member of the FAAA, and along with her husband Graydon, served on the Board of Directors.
As the show evolved, it seemed appropriate to include works by Verna Peck, Hortense’s mother. Gallery B will showcase a Mother-Daughter Retrospective. “I’m thrilled to share artwork by my mother and grandmother with people who enjoy art,” Priscilla said. “There are so many family stories tied up in these pictures.”
“Grandma began painting at age 57, taking, then eventually teaching, art classes in Kansas City. She received recognition for her work at the Plaza Art Show.”
Hortense Wilson, a 1934 graduate of Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, was an artist all her life according to Priscilla. She created the pastel (above) when she was a high school student.
Hortense and her family moved to Fremont in 1958. “She painted a lot of Dodge County scenes,” Priscilla said, adding that she also depicted scenes from travels across the country and around the world. In addition, she illustrated Orleatha Kellogg’s book, Bloom on the Land, which was published in 1982.