Arts Council opens new exhibit for Texas artist

Published: Jan. 14, 2023 at 5:49 PM CST
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Arts Council Wichita Falls opened their exhibit for Judy Gelfert, a nationally recognized artist, at the Kemp Center for the Arts on Saturday.

The Gallery features some of her oil and canvas paintings. The walls were lined with Gelfert’s art.

“We exhibit artists all the way from beginning amateur, that includes children, all the way up through professional level artist, and of the four galleries, each one holds a type or a group of type of artists,” Program Coordinator Kristine Thueson said.

Gelfert grew up in Bowie, Texas where art opportunities were limited. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she became a flight attendant, enabling her to travel the world.

“I just pretty much taught myself on days off, visiting art museums while I based in London,” Gelfert said. “So I got to travel around Europe and see some of the finest art museums there were, and it really, really inspired me, and I was always really attracted to the impressionists and I thought, ‘I’m going to learn how to do that.’”

She said she could hardly believe she was standing in a room dedicated to her art. Her exhibit will be open to the public until March 25.