Slaton artist to show drawings at Buddy Holly Center

“Portals,” a solo exhibit of drawings by Yvonne Armitage Greene of Slaton will open for six weeks at the Buddy Holly Center beginning Saturday (March 31-May 13).  A formal opening and reception will be held April 6 at BHC during the First Friday Art Trail from 6-9 p.m.

In describing her process, Greene states, “I create what I call ‘combines.’ My compositions bring together hand-drawn images using high quality, color pigmented pencils and pastels, layered into areas of digital photo fragments embedded on the paper surface.  My art explores social issues from the past pertinent into the present.”    

“Daughters of the Pioneer Study Group” is one piece that will be featured in Slatonite Yvonne Armitage Greene’s upcoming exhibit at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock. She drew inspiration for the drawing from her days reporting on club news as a writer at The Slatonite.

She added, “I find creating art is a beautifully solitary endeavor. It serves as a private means to open portals to my interior narrative and share it with others. Area viewers are encouraged to bring their personal responses to my art thus enlarging on my initial purpose in creating it.”

Greene taught art for 25 years in Michigan, Oregon and Texas.  She taught art at Slaton ISD for 20 years. She earned her BA degree in art from Central Michigan University and an MFA degree in printmaking from Texas Tech University.

The Buddy Holly Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.  The Center is closed on Mondays.

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