An oil and paper drawing by Carolyn Yeutter.

An oil and paper drawing by Carolyn Yeutter.

BISBEE — The Tang Gallery presents "Art is a Gift",  featuring three artists, Karen Kyler with her colorful oil mono prints, Carolyn Yeutter with her exquisite black and white pen and ink drawings, and Karen Webb with her uniquely altered books which can be used as personal journals. The exhibition opens Dec. 9 in conjunction with the Bisbee After 5 Art Walk.

The Tang Gallery is also offering a special sale of "125 Original Works of Art for $125 or Less!"  during this exhibition.

Karen Kyler has exhibited her work at the Tang Gallery since its inception 16 years ago.

She has also participated in shows at the Raices Taller Gallery in Tucson and was recognized as artist of the year in the Mayor's Art Award ceremony in Sierra Vista.  

Kyler comes from Cleveland, Ohio, attend Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, where she received her art training. She also studied lost wax casting with Bob Winston in Tempe, and printmaking with Mina Tang Kan of Sierra Vista. She taught painting,  drawing, photography and silversmithing in the Arizona Public Schools on the Navajo reservation in Chinle and Red Mesa. More recently she has taught art at Huachuca Mountain School and Art and French at Buena High School.

Carolyn Yeutter says:  "Black and white drawing has always appealed to me, particularly the balance in a composition that includes total dark and total light. I have been working almost exclusively in pen and ink for about 10 years. I have a degree in art education from Missouri State University,  and spent most of career teaching middle school."

Karen Webb, is a self-taught mixed media artist who has a love of paper and found objects. Her current passion is repurposing vintage "forgotten books" into journals and boxes. Each journal is lovingly handcrafted using vintage books, interesting paper, ephemera, stamps, paint and found objects. Many journals include quotes and words typed on her vintage typewriter.

There will be an opening reception for these three artists Dec. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. You are cordially invited to meet these artists and to see their work. You are also invited to view the 125 original works of art,  which include paintings, watercolors, ceramics,  molten glass sculptures, wood carvings and limited edition prints, all for $125 or less.

The Tang Gallery is located at 32 Main Street, across from the Cafe Roka. Gallery hours are Friday,  Saturday and Sundays from 11 to 5 p.m.  For further information please call 520 432-5824 or log onto our website at Facebook/tanggallerycoop.

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