An exhibit featuring the work of three local artists will be on display through Friday, March 24 at Mayfield’s Icehouse Gallery. Featured artists are Carol Couric Tribou, Mark Ray and Joyce Ray.
Tribou is a longtime member of the Art Guild and has exhibited her work frequently at the Icehouse. She was born in Florida, grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and earned a B.A. in Art from Dallas Baptist College. Her works are predominantly in watercolor, often embellished with religious passages in calligraphy. The compositions in this show range from floral themes to lighthouses and clipper ships. Tribou’s works stand out as some of the finest watercolors in the region.
Mark Ray has lived in Graves County all of his life. He is a self-taught painter who developed a close working association with Mel Garbark, the late artist who gained an international following for his wildlife paintings in acrylic. Ray has become an accomplished acrylic painter who continues the wildlife theme in his own work. Having recently acquired a collection of Garbark’s photographs taken on numerous African safaris, Ray has many years of compositions in mind for future works.
Joyce Ray is also a native of Graves County. She and husband Ray share a love for art. Her watercolor works are of wildlife and early American scenes. Included in the exhibit is a series of brightly-colored mixed media works with handwritten biblical passages.
A reception for the three artists will be held from 6 until 8pm on Friday, March 10. Light refreshments will be served and the public is cordially invited to attend.
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The Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild and our Icehouse Gallery are supported primarily by contributions from our membership and the corporate community. Nine percent of our operating budget comes from the City of Mayfield, Graves County Fiscal Court and the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which receives state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.