Arts Calendar

Oct. 2 - 26
9:00 am - 4:00 pm M-F
Texas Woman's University: Joseph Melanšon / TWU Alumnus / Painting Exhibition
East | West Galleries Department of Visual Arts / Fine Arts Building
on the TWU campus
Denton, TX 76204

Ticket Price: Free
Exhibition Dates: October 2 to October 26, 2012 Joseph Melanšon Lecture: October 2, 4:00-4:45pm Reception for the artists: October 2, 5:00-7:00 pm Joseph Melanšon is a versatile artist whose range of work includes painting, collage and sculpture. Lifelong interests including landscape, figure, antique toys, the circus and the American Indian are portrayed with multilayered meaning using abstraction as well as expressive realism. His works are very personal with a passion for process, composition and the painterly surface. Design and dimensional production work in science and history museums and advertising media contributed greatly to Joseph's extensive knowledge of methods and materials used in his work. For many years he taught drawing and painting at Eastfield College in Dallas, Texas in addition to giving workshops and lectures across the country. Now residing in Sarasota, Florida, Joseph grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he received a BA in Fine Arts at LSU. Later in his career he earned an MFA in painting from Texas Woman's University which included travel to Rome, England, Scotland and Greece to study art history, painting and sculpture. Books and magazines featuring Joseph's paintings include; 200 New Painting Ideas, 1998 North Light Books. Splash Five: The Glory of Color, 1998 North Light Books. Arts for the Parks Top 100: Artist's Celebrating our National Parks 1996 National Park Academy of the Arts, Inc. Creative Watercolor: Step-by-Step Guide and Showcase, l995 Rockport Publishers Splash Three: Ideas & Inspirations, 1994 North Light Books. American Artist Magazine, February, l995. A full time artist, Joseph currently teaches at Art Center Sarasota and Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida. For information: (940) 898-2533 or







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