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Judy Wright Walter Exhibit Opening Reception - April 5

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 5, 2018

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Regional Arts Center
321 4th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501

The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council proudly presents "An Artist's Eye: From Realism to Abstract," a collection of artwork by local artist Judy Wright Walter, at the Regional Arts Center.

In this exhibit, Walter takes the viewer on an adventure exploring different styles of art; from realism to expressionism to abstract. Through her bold use of color, the artist shares her creative journey while using various distortions and enhancements. "An Artist's Eye: From Realism to Abstract" will be on display until May 12. Visitors are welcome to stop by the Regional Arts Center Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm. Admission is always free.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Wine and refreshments will be served and admission is free.


After careers in Speech Pathology and Healthcare Administration, Judy Walter began studying art in the late ‘90s. Using a variety of mediums, she especially enjoys expressionistic, bold design, and color palettes for her landscapes, figures and portraits. To expand her art Walter uses en plein air painting, figurative painting with models, and three-dimensional studies in clay and metal.

Regionally, Walter has received awards in numerous art shows and juried competitions. Recently she won the Gold Award in the Midsouthern Watercolorists 2016 Juried Show. Walter has regularly participated in community events, such as Women for Texas A&M – Texarkana art auctions and TRAHC events. She was selected as Women for the Arts Party with Picassos 2014 Signature Artist.

Walter’s work was selected for a three-person exhibit in the Arkansas Historic Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has been featured in a solo exhibit at the Silvermoon on Broad Gallery in Texarkana, Texas as well as the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council in Hope, Arkansas. Walter’s art is in private and public collections, such as the University of Arkansas Community College – Texarkana campus and the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. Examples of her metal sculptures can be found at Hempstead Hall, Hope, Arkansas and University of Arkansas Community College – Hope.

A Hope, Arkansas native, Walter attended Texas Christian University and received degrees from University of Missouri – Kansas City, University of Kansas, and University of Arkansas - Little Rock. After working in various parts of the country, Walter has lived in Texarkana, Arkansas for the past 20 years.

This Exhibit is made possible by contributions from TRAHC Members.

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