THE WAY OF THE WEST
ARTIST DAVID DORSERY AND LEATHER CRAFTSMAN JOE ROBERTS
SEP 20 - OCT 29
Art has always played a huge part in my life. Ever since I was little, drawing and painting have been something that I have always done. In fact I cannot remember a time when I was not intrigued by artists and the work they created. That aspect has not changed, I am still mesmerized by new styles of art that I have not seen before. I will never learn all that I want to in this life time, about painting and drawing, and I truly believe this is a good thing. We should never cease to learn, no matter what our age.
I am drawn to the land and the individuals that call this vast plains home. I can think of no finer calling than to raise livestock to feed this great nation, and the daily pursuit of being stewards of the land. These people, strong men and women, are truly what intrigue me as an artist. Each face has a story to tell, and their lives are so interwoven with the land that they call home. It is a never ending tale of beautiful landscapes and hard working people that give me constant inspiration to capture images of the west, both past and present. I feel fortunate to be able to put brush to canvas and freeze a moment in time. Sometimes the simplest things in our daily routines can be the most beautiful. A horse and rider going through a sea of grass or riding through a water hole formed after a heavy rain, are truly the simple and yet magical images that I love to paint.
I have recently been exploring the use of charcoal on linen canvas, as well as incorporation acrylic washes with it. It is a new direction for me, I think that as an artist it is our duty to explore new ways, and avenues to create. There will always be something new to discover and explore artistically.
Tuesday Through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Open Sundays 1-4PM Jun - Aug 31
-CHARLES & ELLEN LIERK
-WALTER MISCHNICK CONTRACTORS
Carnegie Arts Center
204 W 4th St
Alliance NE 69301
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT