...At the first of November, Patricia and Kurtis Karr opened Fredericksburg's first contemporary gallery, Local Color. Owners of an RV dealership near Harlingen, the pair have long wanted to open a gallery for Hill Country artists.
Located on Main Street in a 1925 building that has been a feed store, dress shop and liquor store, the gallery ranges from art quilts by Pamela Studstill to man-shaped CD cabinets built by Ken Malson of Hunt. Prominently featured are abstract textile paintings by Kurtis Karr.
"There are so many good Hill Country artists, we just thought, why go to Dallas or Houston?" Patricia Karr said. "We started collecting years ago and just got more and more interested in contemporary art. Sure, we're a little bit different than most galleries in Fredericksburg but so far our feedback has all been positive. With a little exposure and education, people like contemporary art."... Click here for the full story
By Dan R. Goddard
San Antonio Express-News
© 2002 San Antonio Express-News. All rights reserved.