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Artist Ted Welch Hometown Exhibit

Artist Ted Welch Hometown Exhibit

Presented by The Legacy Event Center & East Texas Custom Framing

Hughes Springs, Texas, July 1, 2017 – Artist Ted Welch, a former resident of Hughes Springs, will be featured in a solo Art Exhibit at The Legacy Event Center, in Hughes Springs, on July 1, 2017.  The exhibit will coincide with the “Sparks in the Park” Antique Car Show being held the same day in Spring Park. Many of his works showcase classic automobiles that inspire nostalgia among car lovers across the country.

Exhibit hours are from 9 am to 4 pm, and admission is free.  Select pieces will be available for purchase.

Ted was born and raised in Hughes Springs, TX and after graduating high school there in 1956 he went on to attend Kilgore College and studied Drafting and Design, where he graduated in 1958.  He then went on to work in the Aerospace Industry for 12 years and later taught Drafting and Design at Kiamichi Technology Center for 18 years.   He also served as an Administrator for 10 years.  He is now retired and resides in McAlester, Oklahoma with his wife Jo and remains very active in the art community there working with community leaders and fine arts groups.
Ted’s passion to paint finds him in his studio nearly each day.  He specializes in Water Color/Gouache on watercolor paper, as well as Acrylic Painting.  Subjects include incredible Automotive Art, Vintage airplanes. Still Life, Landscapes (with Caddo Lake being a favorite), Animals, and Portraits.

His paintings are in collections and galleries across the United States—including TV personalities, and former Indy 500 Champions.

Ted has won numerous Juried competitions which included two “Best of Show Awards.”  His art has also been exhibited at the State Capitol in Oklahoma.  In addition, he was honored by Governor Brad Henry at the Annual Governor’s Arts Award where he received a Community Service Award which recognizes individuals for “significant contributions to the arts, in specific Oklahoma communities, in the area of leadership and volunteerism.

The Legacy thanks Sandy Lanier, owner of East Texas Custom Framing in Hughes Springs, for helping bring this wonderful event to the city.

 

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