Reception: March 9, 7-9 p.m.
Exhibition: March 9 – April 27
An exhibit in memory of Shirley Beers, a multi-talented woman, being an artist, actress, and poet in the Lewisville community.
The Visual Art League of Lewisville is honored to exhibit the works by Shirley Beers a pioneer in the arts community. Shirley was a founder and long-time member of the Visual Art League as well as the Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance and the Greater Lewisville Community Theater. She used her talents to support the arts organizations, as well as to further their endeavors to bring a spirit of the arts to the Lewisville community.
Paintings of this intuitive artist have hung in various galleries in several states. She realized her talent at an early age. Many of her paintings were of people. Among her favorites was one of Robert Duvall, who was the first mayor of Highland Village. Indians have been her favorite models over the years, including Charles Eagle Plume, an Indian who operated a trading store in Colorado and who performed dances and told stories.
She studied with Ramon Froman, who often made trips to Indian reservations in the west. In 1988, her interests turned somewhat from painting to acting. During the 1990s, she acted in many plays which were produced at Grapevine, Lewisville, Denton and Irving community theaters. She had lead roles in “Social Security,” and “Curious Savage,” a major role in “Arsenic and Old Lace” and significant parts in other productions. While she enjoyed the acting, her heart was really still in painting.
In addition to her love for painting and acting, Shirley also loved inspirational poetry. Over the years, she wrote several inspirational poems.
This is a one-time only opportunity to own a piece of this incredible artist’s work. Don’t let this chance pass you by.