Wendell Foster will be hosting the art show “Respect: Recent Adoration Artwork by Rex Robinson” at the Elmer Administration Building at Wendell Foster.
The art show will feature heirloom paintings and sculpture by Rex Robinson.
The art can be viewed Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm beginning Monday, December 3 through Friday, January 11.
To emphasize encouragement of gift giving, immediate possession or delivery is available upon payment!
In conjunction with the art show is the “Highland Respect Mural” created by the Highland Elementary third grade class. The Highland Respect Mural, featuring 90 personal interpretations of “RESPECT Starts Now”, will be installed and unveiled on Friday, November 30.
Grand Public Opening
The grand public opening is Sunday, December 2 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be provided. Selected works will be auctioned at 3:00pm.
The grand opening is free and the public is invited.
The RESPECT Exhibit is a combination of three forces that have aligned with Wendell Foster’s RESPECT Starts NOW campaign. As an Artist-In-Residence at Highland Elementary, I challenged and assisted each 3rd grader to render a personal interpretation of what Respect means to them in a collective 90 student exhibit and have a part in the RESPECT Starts NOW Mural. My art exhibit is an example of how a professional defines respect for a concept to encourage students and viewers to use art to learn, love and value themselves and gain self-respect, trust and appreciate others and life itself! The entire art project displayed hopefully reveals the beauty and grace of creative reflection of life.
~ Rex Robinson
Wendell Foster is very excited about the opportunity to work with Rex Robinson, an esteemed and acclaimed local artist, as well as have the opportunity to help educate our younger generation on the meaning and intent of our Respect campaign. I am looking forward to this great venture!
~ Eric Scharf, CEO at Wendell Foster
About Rex Robinson
Rex Robinson is a nationally known American artist with over forty years of professional educational and workshop experience who has received numerous regional, national, and international honors. Notable among awards is 1st and 2nd Place in the MidAmerica Biennial and “Visual Artist” for the International Bluegrass Music Museum.
Rex has shown his work in over sixty solo exhibits and many more group and competition exhibits across the country with several selected for corporate, private and museum collections. Although he works in a variety of media and subjects, he employs the brilliance and diversity of acrylic. He has completed over a 100 murals across Kentucky mostly in schools.
His works have been documented in film for KET, PBS, Owensboro Public Schools and the Government Access channel. He was featured in many news and art publications including “American Artist” twice. He holds a B.A. in art education from Kentucky Wesleyan College and a M.A. at Western Kentucky University. He has conducted a dozen years as “Artist In Residence” for the Kentucky Arts Council and taught 15 years for Owensboro Public Schools. He currently operates an Open Studio and Visual Art Center at 5th and Locust.
Learn More About Respect Starts Now!
View Press Release (Published Monday, November 12, 2018)