CALENDAR

Keep up with the latest calendar of events associated with the gallery.

January

 

January 24, 2019 | 6-8PM

Art & Wine Dinner with Cindy Aune

Join us for another lively evening at the Caron Gallery for an Art and Wine Dinner with guest artist speaker Cindy Aune with Cindy Aune Art catered by Park Heights Restaurant!

The evening features a small plate dinner served family style with 5 different wine pairings from 6-8PM, $45 per person, call the gallery at 662-205-0351 to RSVP. Cindy will discuss her artistic process in between each course.

Each table seats 8, so grab some friends and enjoy a fun night of art and wine!

January 26, 2019 |2-6PM

Painting Workshop with Cindy Aune

Join us for a painting workshop with Cindy Aune at Cindy Aune Art on Saturday, January 26th from 2-6PM! All supplies included, $65 per person; will create 2 practice pieces and a finished canvas piece. Limited spots available; call the gallery at 662-205-0351 to reserve your spot!

February

 

February 9, 2019 | 10AM-2PM

Art Demonstration featuring Cathy Talbot 

Cathy Talbot is a life-long resident of Tupelo, MS. Always interested in the arts and after raising one son, time was found for not only enjoying the arts but creating art. Classes at the National Ornamental Metal Museum and Memphis College of Arts lead her to the ancient art of enameling or the firing of glass to metal.

After a day in the corporate world, the lights are on most every night in her backyard “Empty Nest Studio”, where unique jewelry and art objects are handcrafted of copper, fine silver, and glass enamel. Depending on the desired effect, items are torch-fired or kiln-fired multiple times to achieve the high quality of glass fused to metal. View her work here!

March

 

March 21, 2019 | 5-7PM

 Annual Smalls Show Opening Reception

Join us for our annual smalls show opening reception on Thursday, March 21st from 5-7PM! This is a group exhibition with pieces measuring 20″x20″ or smaller.

Show hangs until April 8th!

March 23, 2019 |2-6PM

Painting Workshop with Catron Wallace

In this workshop, participants will be guided step-by-step through Catron‘s process to recreate an abstract painting in her unique style, with the use of acrylic paints, making washes and when to use water, how to create translucency using mediums, along with learning various ways to obtain textures. Students will learn how to achieve layering with brushes, cards, or palette knives, paper, fiber, and other materials.

Catron will share the fundamentals of mixing colors, application techniques and using complimentary colors throughout the process. Bring your brushes, some old brushes will do nicely.

A 16″x20″ canvas is supplied but you are welcome to bring your own canvas if you would like to, no wider than 24″ width to allow for space and elbow room.

Cost is $90/person and this includes a 16″x20″ gallery wrapped canvas, paints and mediums. Call the gallery at 662-205-0351 to RSVP!

April

 

April 11, 2019 | 6-8PM

Art and Wine Dinner with Elizabeth Robinson

Join us for another lively evening at the Caron Gallery for an Art and Wine Dinner with guest artist speaker Elizabeth Robinson with SpiritHouseGlass catered by Park Heights Restaurant!

The evening features a small plate dinner served family style with 5 different wine pairings from 6-8PM, $45 per person, call the gallery at 662-205-0351 to RSVP. Elizabeth will discuss her artistic process in between each course.

Each table seats 8, so grab some friends and enjoy a fun night of art and wine!

April 12, 2019 | 10AM-2PM

Trunk show with Elizabeth Robinson

Join us on Friday, April 12th from 10AM-2PM for a trunk show featuring Elizabeth Robinson’s new line of functional glassware “Garnish”. Watch this video to learn more about this lovely line of glassware!
 
Elizabeth says, “A sign in my studio says, ‘please fondle the glass!’ I love watching the excitement in the eyes of a guest as they pick up a glass piece and move it across the light, watching the color change then lower it into their hands to rub the smooth surface, embracing the charms inherent in glass as a material.” Fascinated with the chemistry of glass, Elizabeth Robinson has developed a special annealing process that allows her to create depth and a sense of movement within the layers of glass. This process preserves the thick reflective core of each piece, exposed by thinner elements of washed color, frit-based texture, and inclusions like Gold Leaf.
 
She says, “If the artist allows glass it’s own language, this will produce a palette for expression unlike any other material”. Robinson’s newest one-of-a-kind sculpture works demonstrate the most cutting edge technologies in glass. Combining knowledge of time-honored glass processes like water jet cutting, glass printing, and casting, she builds on 30 years of experience to develop a new vocabulary for her glass work. Since 1980, glass has held a strong presence in Elizabeth Robinson’s life. Her studies have led her to Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and The Studio of the Corning Museum Of Glass. Even with all these opportunities to study with amazing artists from around the world, she feels that glass remains the best instructor, and she is forever its student.”

 

Shop her collection here! 

May

 

May 11th | 9AM-2PM

Art Demonstration with Peyton Hutchinson

She says, “I am Peyton Hutchinson, an artist who loves color!  Growing up in Mississippi instilled in me a love of the outdoors, and the beauty and drama of nature continue to be my greatest creative inspiration.  As a painter, my greatest challenge is to try to  depict all of the gorgeous colors of the landscape.  Therefore, I consider myself a colorist of contemporary landscapes.

 I graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and also studies at the Rhode Island School of Design.  During college, I ventured to the Marchutz School of Art in Aix en Provence, France where I fell madly in love with painting natural landscapes plein air.  That’s also where I discovered my new best friend, the palette knife!

 I live and work from my studio in Madison, Mississippi with my husband, Burney, our three children and two pups.  Locally, I have studied with renowned artists Jere Allen, Greg Cartmell, and Bob Tompkins.  I also studied impressionism with Italian artist Jerry Fresia, and Californian artist Camille Prezwodek.”

Shop her work here!

 

May 11th – 12th, 2019

Gumtree Festival, Downtown Tupelo

Details TBA!

June

 

June 15th | 10AM-2PM

Art Demonstration with Susan Wellington

Susan Wellington was born in Sasebo, Japan to a Mississippi father and a mother with a strong artistic side.The family returned to Mississippi shortly after Susan’s birth, and she has resided there ever since. As a high school senior, Susan discovered her love of art under the instruction of Frances Braswell.  She attended Millsaps College and Mississippi College where she graduated with a degree in Art Education. 

Following graduation, she spent three years teaching at Jackson Academy before returning home to start a family.  While her children were young, she began a career with the Jackson YMCA, which remains a passion. Following the death of her mother and an “empty nest,”  Susan returned to her artistic roots and began building upon her prior training.  Susan has studied watercolor with Laurel Schoolar, Wyatt Waters, Sharon Long, and Janet Rogers.  Bob Tompkins has been her primary mentor in oils, along with workshops under Joe Anna Arnett, Lucy Mazzaferro, Roger Dale Brown and Patience Heyl.  

Susan paints from life, relying on scenes from her travels and her Mississippi  home for inspiration and subject material.  She  paints weekly with the Flowood Painting Group and at Bob Tompkins Studio in Gluckstadt. Susan currently shows her work at several respected galleries.  Her work has also been seen in shows throughout the metro Jackson area and has been featured in both the Flowood Compass and Brandon Compass magazines.  Her paintings hang in private and corporate collections across the country. In her spare time, Susan enjoys reading, gardening,  traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Shop her work here!

 

June 29th | 9AM-5PM

Beginner Watercolor Workshop with Robin Whitfield

Lose your fear of watercolor! Learn to enjoy and be inspired by this dynamic medium. Basic techniques will be reviewed with practice exercises focused on bold color translation and poetic abstraction to build exciting compositions.

The class will cover composition from life, value/color and the specific challenges of watercolor on location. There will be demos, LOTS of painting exercises, discussion, and individual instruction from Robin Whitfield.

Saturday, June 29th, 9-5 with an hour lunch break. Cost is $75 per person and includes all materials. Must pay beforehand to secure your spot, call the gallery at 662-205-0351

Shop her work here!

 

July

 

July 25, 2019 | 6-8PM

Art & Cocktails Dinner with Paul Fayard

Join us for another lively evening at the Caron Gallery for an Art and Cocktails Dinner with guest artist speaker Paul Fayard catered by Park Heights Restaurant!

The evening features a small plate dinner served family style with 5 different cocktails pairings from 6-8PM, $45 per person, call the gallery at 662-205-0351 to RSVP. Paul will discuss his artistic process in between each course.

Each table seats 8, so grab some friends and enjoy a fun night of art and wine!

July 27, 2019 | 10AM-2PM

Art Demo with Paul Fayard

Paul Fayard is a Mississippi based artist and art educator. Originally from New Orleans, Paul studied at New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, University of New Orleans and Mississippi College where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree. For many years he was a counselor in the mental health industry where his personal contact with people of all ages, from all backgrounds and in all walks of life afforded him a unique vantage point from which to pursue his art. Although he is comfortable working in oil, acrylic and watercolor with all subject matter, drawing is his first love and portraiture his favorite subject.

Paul’s love of music and the unique character of the Crescent City inspire much of his work. His real subject matter, whether creating portraits, landscapes or still-life is light and what it reveals. Paul has received numerous scholarships and awards and his work is included in many corporate and private collections including Mississippi Chemical, Regions Bank and the Mississippi Department of Transportation. His work has been featured at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, LA, the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, MS, and the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, LA, among others.

Shop his work here!

August

 

August 17th | 10AM-2PM

Art Demonstration with Mary Buckley

Mary lives with her husband Bill in Starkville, Mississippi, where they serve with Fellowship of Christian Athletes on the MSU campus. Mary is also an accomplished, self-taught artist represented by some of the best galleries in the state: Southern Breeze Art Gallery in Ridgeland, MS; The Caron Gallery in Tupelo, MS; Negrotto’s Fine Art and Custom Framing in Biloxi, Ms; and Turnrow Gallery in Greenwood, Ms. You can view and purchase her work by visiting their shops and their web sites. She has won several awards including “Best of Show” at the Peter Anderson Festival in Ocean Springs, and also at the Cotton District Festival in Starkville.

Her work has recently been featured in the recently renovated Cotton Mill in Starkville where you will see twenty four of her paintings representing various geographic areas across the state. Mary’s work is primarily landscapes and florals which are expressive and exciting with an impressionistic flair. It is her goal to bring an expression of God’s beauty into our everyday surroundings.

Shop her work here!

 

August 31st | 2-6PM

The Ecology of Paper workshop with Nicole Dikon

$60/person, all supplies included

How do you take into account the process of natural selection as it pertains to the art image? What happens to our cut off edges, torn off strips and forgotten drawings? How do you look at a shape and reuse it in different spaces and colors to create new ideas from repeated patterns?
 
Nicole’s printmaking process is one that involves the mimicry of an ecosystem. Creating a regenerative process from accumulated images with commonly tossed print matter. The medium she uses to embody this process is rooted in printmaking but branches off into collage, painting, drawing, sculpture, zine and bookmaking.
 
In this workshop we’ll be working with both western and eastern papers and several different adhesives. Each participant will be working on at least 3 collage pieces at one time to start to look at the potential within each piece of paper as it’s own form and it’s use in different spaces.
We’ll be learning about how different papers work with each other and how to use these characteristics to our advantage to add texture, diverse color ranges and interesting forms.
We’ll also be incorporating some stenciling, drawing and paper folding.
 
All materials will be provided, however, participants are encouraged to bring any paper material they are drawn to work with i.e. previously started works on paper such as drawings, paintings, pastels; collected papers from notes, notebooks, magazines, newspapers, photocopies. All paper material brought to the workshop should be pieces you are prepared to cut into and regenerate into a new form.
 
Participants will leave with several collage works of their own that may take a 2Dimensional or 3Dimensional form.

 

Shop Nicole’s work here! 

September

 

September 14th | 10AM-2PM

Art Demonstration with Ginny Futvoye

Born and raised in a small Kentucky town, Ginny has been painting since she was young.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.  While at SMU, professors taught Ginny new ways of seeing and had an enormous influence on her artistic development.  Ginny spent a summer painting in Taos, NM, and has studied the masters in Europe.

 Ginny’s husband, a Jackson native, brought her to Mississippi. After teaching high school art for five years, she is now staying home with her four children.  The subject matter in her paintings reflect her diverse range of interests.  Oil painting is her form of self-expression.  She prefers the properties of oil paint because of the flexibility, color, and texture achieved with this medium.  The key elements of form, color, light, and content are integral parts of her artistic process.

Shop her work here!

 

October

 

October 17th | 6-8PM

Art & Wine Dinner with Rob Reedy

Join us for another lively evening at the Caron Gallery for an Art and Wine Dinner with guest artist speaker Rob Reedy catered by Park Heights Restaurant!

The evening features a small plate dinner served family style with 5 different wine pairings from 6-8PM, $45 per person, call the gallery at 662-205-0351 to RSVP. Rob will discuss his artistic process in between each course.

Each table seats 8, so grab some friends and enjoy a fun night of art and wine!

October 19th | 10AM-2PM

Art Demonstration with Rob Reedy

Join us on October 19th from 10AM-2PM for an art demo featuring Rob Reedy!
 
Rob says, “Growth as an artist is directly related to the acceptance of one’s self as an individual who dresses, talks, visualizes and creates differently from any other human. In fact, we are unique functioning designs. The more I embrace this the more freedom I exhibit as an artist. Understanding this, coupled with the history of art and a working knowledge of technical and visual language skills, enables me to create. These distinct aesthetic and sociological experiences create values and circumstances that shape my life and in turn impact my artwork. It is the pursuit of this individualism that is important to me.
 
All artists are connected by history, visual elements, and principles of design. However, it is who we are and how we visually interpret the environment that creates our individual identities as artists. Growing up in rural Mississippi was challenging. Traditions such as storytelling, family, and faith had a tremendous affect in shaping my work. These traditions and experiences shaped my values.. I see it as a refreshing force in a world that can sometimes be cold, static and impersonal. My philosophy is an interesting balance between intellect and superstition, science and magic, New York and Mississippi…. a sort of “Doo Dah Dada”. Currently, I am involved with a more sculptural approach to the vessel and recently have returned to a mixed media form of painting and drawing.”
 
Shop his work here!

 

 

November

 

November 24th | 12PM-4PM

Art Demonstration with Lauren Dunn during Christmas Open House

Join us on Sunday, November 24th from 12PM-4PM for an art demo featuring Lauren Dunn during Downtown Tupelo’s Christmas open house!
 
Lauren says, “As an artist my passion is putting onto canvas my life experiences as a girl living in the deep South and all the simple beauty that abounds here. I’m a Mississippi delta girl and although I now reside in Franklin, Tennessee with my husband and 2 boys I still feel the presence of that heritage. It’s a heritage full of soul and colorful layers and a culture that’s as rich as the fertile delta soil. Now, as an artist living on the outskirts of Nashville, TN, I feel such a connection to this area and this land. It’s hills and valleys are in stark contrast to the flat delta land but it’s essence and people are so very similar.
A palette knife is my tool of choice and I use it to create layers upon layers of different colored paints. I don’t usually have a color scheme in mind at the beginning of the process…it’s a rather organic experience that just evolves as each color is applied. I may apply several coats in order to achieve the desired outcome of a loose representation of my subject matter. My paintings have an aged, “chippy” look to them representative of generations past. In the South, our buildings have such character and depth and they allude to past, vibrant lives. I paint churches and old buildings and landscapes and animals and flowers and barns, but they all have one central theme…the Southern soul. I am so very thankful for the gift of art in my life. It’s a gift I never take for granted for through it I am able to capture and share my view of the world…and it is my view that God created all things beautiful…we need just be still and take notice!”
 
Shop her work here!

 

 

December

 

December 14th | 10AM-2PM

Art Demonstration with Pat Gavin

Pat says, “I have been producing high-fired stoneware and raku ware for forty years. My stoneware is produced using all natural materials of the highest quality. No lead is used in any process of my pottery. After the pot has been made, it’s placed inside a kiln (furnace) and heated to eighteen hundred degrees. The bisque pot is then cooled and the glaze is applied. It is then put into a different kiln and fired to twenty three hundred degrees. This glazing fire process takes twelve to fifteen hours to reach temperature and then the kiln must cool for thirty-six hours before the ware can be removed.

My stoneware is oven, dishwasher and microwave safe and is made to be used and enjoyed daily. 

I also produce a line of Raku ware. Raku is a process that was developed in Japan hundreds of years ago. The use of this process was introduced in the United States in the 1960’s. The pot is placed in the kiln and removed when the temperature reaches eighteen hundred degrees. It is then placed in a mass of combustible materials, such as sawdust or leaves, in order to provide a reducing atmosphere for the glaze and to stain the exposed body surface with carbon.

Raku ware is extremely porous and should not be used for food of any kind.”

Shop his work here!

 

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