Arts Roundup: Cerulean's 'Populous,' AMoA's artafterdark with Susan Gibson, All Things Artful
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Cerulean Gallery's "Populous" opens Friday.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

In this roundup of the latest in arts news, learn about Cerulean Gallery's massive new show, an AMoA party featuring Susan Gibson and an ice cream social that benefits local artists. 



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The walls are packed for Cerulean Gallery's latest exhibition.

Populous opens with a 6 p.m. Friday reception at the gallery, 814 S. Taylor St.

"It's a slight departure from our normal exhibitions," gallery owner Caroline Kneese said in a news release.

The show will feature more than 300 works by 55 local, regional and national artists.

"Typically, we feature a small group of artists in each exhibition, so I decided to shake things up this summer by showing 55," Kneese said. "The vastness of this exhibition will give Amarillo a solid idea for what Cerulean is about."

The show will hang through July 6. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays.

Call 806-576-0063.



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One of the most talented Amarillo-native songwriters ever to put words to paper will help Amarillo Museum of Art celebrate works on paper.

Susan Gibson will perform with former Groobees bandmate Gary Thomason at AMoA's artafterdark party at 7 p.m. June 15 at the museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St. (The Groobees will reunite in full for the first time in 17 years to headline the Yellow City Sounds Music Festival: Music Made Here on Sept. 1.)

The party also will feature live printing by Dirk Fowler of f2design, hands-on art activities, a full bar, food trucks and more.

It will be held in conjunction with the recently opened Works on Paper exhibition, which will hang through July 29.

It features a variety of watercolors, drawings, prints, and photographs from AMoA’s permanent collection, along with a number of artworks on loan from area collections. Highlights of the exhibition will include watercolors by Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, and Elaine de Kooning along with prints and drawing by a number of artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Luis Jimenez. Photographs by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Linda Conner, Arthur Rothstein, Stephen Shore, and others will also be on view.

Tickets for artafterdark are $30 or free for AMoA members.

Call 806-371-5050.


All Things Artful

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Amarillo Art Institute is dropping the price for its annual summer fundraiser.

The All Things Artful festival will feature food from Sharky's Burrito Co.United Supermarkets and Tyler's Barbecue, plus homemade ice cream in handmade bowls.

The party also will feature music from Denton bluegrass band Boxcar Bandits and art demonstrations and interactive projects.

It'll run 5 to 8 p.m. June 16 at the institute, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 117.

Tickets are $25.

Call 806-354-8802.



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