Noted artist Anthony Mitchell tops the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council's September calendar. The exhibition is scheduled for Sept. 24 through Oct. 31.
Themed “The World Through My Eyes,” Mitchell's art is unique because it does not resemble any other artist's style. His attention to details is said to be remarkable, winning him honors and awards, most recently the President's Award at the 2005 Permian Basin Fair and Exposition in Odessa. He works in several mediums involving different subjects.
Anthony is a full-blooded Seminole Creek Indian who began his art at an early age. Professional studies were completed at Verner Studio and the Art School for the Gifted in Oklahoma.
“My work expresses personal feelings and ideas I have at a particular moment,” Mitchell said. “All I know is that it is at its purest art form.”
CTFAC executive Director Stacy Smith says that Tarleton State University's Dr. Richard Sale introduced Mitchell to him.
“The artist's portfolio was highly interesting, and the public will enjoy viewing his work,” Smith said.
October will also be a busy month for CTFAC as National Arts and Humanities Month is celebrated. A list of activities can be found on the Web site at www.crosstimbersarts.org. One highly entertaining education program for grades K-6 is Oklahoma Interactive, a performance touring program that will entertain and educate students about the state, and feature selected songs and scenes from the award-winning musical, “Oklahoma!” Admission will be $2 per child.
Another happening is the Happy Halloween Open House with special entertainment for children.
Smith says another new event on the horizon is “Eat for the Arts.” Three local restaurants will donate 20 percent of their day's proceeds back to CTFAC. Agave Grill's day is 6-9 p.m., Oct. 9. Bull Nettle Bar and Grill and Coldstone Creamery are also participating, but dates have not yet been scheduled.
Membership drives, local corporate businesses, foundations, personal donations, and the hotel-motel tax fund the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council.
“We are wheels of a spoke on a tire,” Smith said. “We support all arts endeavors in the community.”
For more information about CTFAC, contact 254-965-6190.