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Arts Roundup: Cerulean Gallery moves, PPHM examines WWI, more

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Cerulean Gallery is now housed in Canyon Exploration.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

A new location for Cerulean Gallery, new exhibitions at Southern Light Gallery and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and a call for entries at Amarillo Museum of Art top this roundup of arts news.


Cerulean Gallery

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The two-year-old Cerulean Gallery has moved downtown.

The gallery, formerly located at 2762 Duniven Circle, has merged with its downtown location in the Canyon Exploration Building, 814 S. Taylor St.

"We've outgrown the Duniven Circle space and are looking forward to showcasing more artwork at the Canyon (building)," founder Caroline Kneese said in a news release.

The first show at the new location will celebrate the gallery's move and its history in Amarillo: The anniversary show The Sky's the Limit will feature works by Frederica Dodson Anderson, Ron Hall, Robin Hazard, Xan Sinclair Koonce, Mitch McGee and Sloane Snure Paullus.

It will open with a 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 13 reception.

The gallery's hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. The contemporary fine art gallery, founded in 2006 in Dallas, features the works of established and emerging local, regional and national artists and provides consulting services for art collectors.

Call 806-576-0063. 


Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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Throughout 2017, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum will focus on The Great War in a series of exhibitions.

Up first is Doughboys & Home Folks, which explores life on the frontlines and on the homefront through artifacts from the PPHM collections and other sources.

The exhibition, which runs Saturday through Sept. 2, will show how the American industrial complex worked overtime to meet the needs required by wartime activities, and how civilians helped out with war-bond rallies, gardens, recycling and other efforts, including women taking on jobs traditionally held by men.

Upcoming exhibitions include The Great War and the Panhandle-Plains Region, examining the experiences of regional soldiers, and A Picture from Home: Snapshots of the Great War on the Plains, a photography exhibition; both will open Jan. 28.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for children ages 4 to 12, or free for West Texas A&M University faculty, staff and students; group rates are available.

Call 806-651-2244.


Southern Light Gallery

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Photographer and artist Jim Jordan will be featured in Southern Light Gallery's first exhibition of 2017.

Did You See That? will be on view Monday through Feb. 3 in the gallery on the first floor of the Ware Student Commons building on AC's Washington Street campus. The gallery was previously located in the Lynn Library.

Jordan, the director of the gallery between 1993 and 2005, is a lifelong resident of the Texas Panhandle and an avocational photographer for the past 45 years, specializing in the landscape and architecture of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. His work is held in many private collections and the permanent collections of the Amarillo Museum of Art and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

Did You See That? will focus on road art, including signage, sculpture and architecture.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Jan. 13 and 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays through May 12.

Call 806-345-5654.


Chalice Abbey

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The Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts will see exhibitions close and open in January.

A closing reception for artist Rachael EdwardsBuggernaught: Photos by a Painter begins at 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the center, 2717 Stanley St.

Edwards is primarily known for her socially-conscious works in acrylic and spray paint but turned to photography to explore landscapes and wildlife images.

She was recently named a fellow for Peripheral Vision, a digital art criticism journal, curatorial platform, and commercial art gallery working with emerging and mid-career U.S. visual artists. 

Then, Steven Schroeder's Epiphany: What Light Does on Edge will open with a 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28 reception.

The poet and painter grew up in the Panhandle but now lives and works in Chicago. The exhibition was inspired by a literary collaboration with Lithuanian-American poet Jonas Zdanys on Red Stones, a book of poems and paintings.

At the opening, Schroeder also will give a poetry reading with Brownsville author Chip Dameron and Amarillo poet Chera Hammons-Miller.

Call 806-576-2480.


Amarillo Museum of Art

Entries are sought for Amarillo Museum of Art's upcoming Biennial 600: Architecture.

Deadline is May 5. Artists will be notified on or before June 2, and the exhibition will be on view July 14 to Oct. 1.

Rand Elliot of Elliott + Associates Architects in Oklahoma City will be juror.

The museum seeks entries from those "working at the intersection of art and architecture," according to the call for entries. Artwork, objects, designs and actual or imagined projects including renderings, models, drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture or digital media may be submitted. Proposals can be from individuals or collaborative groups. 

Artists must be 18 or older and live within a 600-mile radius of Amarillo. Click here to apply.

The Biennial 600 is the seventh in an ongowing series of exhibitions exploring specific areas of artistic practice, material and/or content.

Call 806-371-5050.


Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and at on Facebook.