6X6@110 - Gallery Main Street: Small paintings exhibit opens tonight

Published on Thursday, 5 June 2014 23:57 - Written by From Staff Reports

Hundreds of 6-inch by 6-inch paintings by area artists will be for sale tonight at a reception opening Gallery Main Street’s 6x6@110 exhibition.

At 6 p.m., the gallery at 110 W. Erwin St. will open. The sale will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Each piece will cost $20, except for the artwork in the silent auction.

All proceeds will fund programs of Gallery Main Street, a project of Tyler’s Main Street program.

The silent auction will include images of local leaders and celebrities painted by Tyler artist Dace Lucia Kidd.

“We started brainstorming various names, and Dace looked up their images on the Internet,” Beverly Abell of the Main Street Department, said in a news release. “Once we identified some candidates, Dace took it from there and created some amazing portraits that I know people will enjoy.”

Among those portrayed are Mayor Martin Heines, former Mayor Barbara Bass, Smith County Sheriff Larry Davis, artist Joan Iverson, architect Mike Butler, former Sheriff J.B. Smith and Police Chief Gary Swindle.

“People who have seen those portraits are just so impressed with how they turned out,” Abell said in the release. “Dace is definitely an immensely talented artist, and it shows in these portraits.”

The reception is free and open to the public. Michael Morse will provide musical entertainment. Light snacks and beverages will be available.