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Is Pleased to Present an Exhibition featuring artists

Almagul Menlibayeva and Sheldon Horton


International Visions-The Gallery
2629 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

April 14, 2004

Please Join us at the Artist’s Opening Reception on April 17, 2004 from 6:30-9:00pm

Almagul Menlibayeva a native of Almaty Kazakhstan attended the State Theater and Art Institute of Almaty where she studied decorative and applied art. Almagul is a pioneer in the tradition of "punkromantic Shamanism", following mystic laws of Kazak art. She is noted as one of the most progressive young artists in all of Almaty. Her creations of "graphics in wax" are the traditional technology of Tekemets that attracts the element of fortuity, unpredictability, and spontaneity by which she obeys her inward impulses. Almagul's works confront us with the issue of the interrelationship of man, nature and animals as fellow creatures. Her personal experiences and primitive, iconic style influence her genuine decorative structure
      

 

Sheldon Horton first began his studies in art at the Chouinards Art School in Los Angeles. At the age of twenty-one he left the school to serve in the post-depression army, whence his unit was sent to New Guinea in 1942. The war, the jungle, and the beauty of the environment inspired Horton to continue his art by carving on logs. In 1945 Horton returned to California to renew his studies of art. His experience in New Guinea had a profound effect upon his artwork, for he tended to look harder at everything he painted in order to truly grasp the reality and energy that lay within. Horton completed his studies at Pomona College and Claremont Graduate School, and then started his own art school in Claremont, which became quite a success. Horton later sold the school but continued teaching art in prep schools on both the East and West coasts until he recently retired from St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island. He currently resides in Arlington, VA and continues to exhibit his work.




 


This exhibit will run April 14 - May 15, 2004

Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 11-6 P.M., Friday - Saturday 12-7 P.M.
For further information please contact Tim Davis, Director/Owner.