PHOTOS: Artist Sue Hand Hosts Open House
Local artist Sue Hand is hosting an open house at her Dallas studio. The event, which concludes today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., features her Harveys Lake series. Hand has been creating a large series of plein air paintings of Harveys Lake for the past four years. The open house exhibit features works from the third part of her collection, which consists of artworks created since last Labor Day. The entire series, which is titled 8.3 – A Journey Around Harveys Lake, began in the fall of 2014 when Hand spent several weeks painting scenes which included the historic buildings at Hansen’s, Pole 150, which were razed that November. Those autumn afternoon paint-outs inspired her quest to create plein air paintings “from or of” all 311 poles located around the lake’s perimeter.
Also on display at the open house are works by artist Charles “Woody” Woodworth, of Hunlock Creek, who has accompanied Hand on some of the paint-outs. Woodworth, who will celebrate his 80th birthday in November, is exhibiting his colored pencil and mixed media sketches of the area.