Color Explosion Art Exhibit

See Bewey Bowden's colorful paintings of flowers. Opening reception Nov. 12 from 5-7 p.m.

Mississippi artist, Bewey Bowden is the featured artist at the Mississippi Library Commission. Bowden’s two-month exhibit, “Color Explosion,” is set to open Monday, November 4, and continue thru Monday, December 30, 2013. An opening reception is planned for Tuesday, November 12, from 5–7 p.m. Both events will be held at Mississippi Library Commission, located at 3881 Eastwood Drive, on the grounds of the Education & Research Center in Jackson. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Once again Bowden has made her flowers come alive on canvas. She said, “These pictures explode with color!” The exhibit consists of 30 to 40 pieces of artistic splendor with color virtually jumping off the canvas. “My mother’s flower gardens had a profound impact on me. Her poppies, tulips, and larkspur were gorgeous, and her yard was a part of yearly tours in McComb, Mississippi. However, I have a killer instinct when it comes to growing flowers, but I can ‘grow’ them on canvas. I feel color. I believe I can smell it,” she said.
Bowden discovered that the principles of using color to create mood on stage could be applied to canvas during her twenty-seven year tenure as chair of the Department of Speech and Drama at Belhaven College. She studied under such artists as Alice Reilly, Alan Flattman and Carol Epperson.

Affectionately known as the “Poppy Lady” because of her colorful paintings of poppies, tulips and larkspur, Bowden is also known for her paintings of “paths.” She shared that her mother became ill just as she started painting and she found herself painting paths. Later it became apparent that she was trying to paint her way out.

Once again Bowden has made her flowers come alive on canvas. She said, “These pictures explode with color!” The exhibit consists of 30 to 40 pieces of artistic splendor with color virtually jumping off the canvas. “My mother’s flower gardens had a profound impact on me. Her poppies, tulips, and larkspur were gorgeous, and her yard was a part of yearly tours in McComb, Mississippi. However, I have a killer instinct when it comes to growing flowers, but I can ‘grow’ them on canvas. I feel color. I believe I can smell it,” she said.

Bowden discovered that the principles of using color to create mood on stage could be applied to canvas during her twenty-seven year tenure as chair of the Department of Speech and Drama at Belhaven College. She studied under such artists as Alice Reilly, Alan Flattman and Carol Epperson.

Affectionately known as the “Poppy Lady” because of her colorful paintings of poppies, tulips and larkspur, Bowden is also known for her paintings of “paths.” She shared that her mother became ill just as she started painting and she found herself painting paths. Later it became apparent that she was trying to paint her way out.

This event was posted Oct. 30, 2013 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014

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