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Art Gallery

Healing through visual arts

The Bryan Medical Center Art Gallery promotes healing, enhances quality of life and reaffirms the human spirit through the visual arts. We invite you to stop by and view the unique and beautiful artwork created by local artists.

Located on the first floor of Bryan East Campus, the Art Gallery showcases a renowned artist each month. Displayed artwork is available for sale.

June Artist - Anne Burkholder

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Anne Burkholder

I call my paintings ‘Prairie Horizons’. For me, there is both power and beauty in the line between sky and prairie. The horizon line is at times vibrantly distinct, parting the two elements. At other times, it is softly diffuse, one melting into the other. My wish is to carry the physical beauty and emotive power of this space to canvas. I have always been fascinated with pattern and perspective - both natural and man-made. I paint not only the appearance and rhythm of the prairie, but also the feeling of it’s past. Through the wind-blown grass my mind travels to ancient figures outlined on the hilltop. I am a romantic; I glorify my images, but I do not romanticize the painting process. Several years ago I started priming my canvases with a dark black-red background. Like the Renaissance painters, I am always amazed at the depth that a dark background gives the painting. As I continue to add layers, my paintings develop into images that are lighter and brighter. This process has evolved into paintings I call my ‘Dark and Stormy Series’. These paintings are about the different qualities of light – which can be diffused or very focused. I call this ‘painting to the light’.

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