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New ‘Diversity’ exhibit opens Saturday at Gallery Main Street

New ‘Diversity’ exhibit opens Saturday at Gallery Main Street
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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 1:58pm

New ‘Diversity’ Exhibit Opens Saturday at Gallery Main Street

Gallery Main Street’s newest juried art exhibit will open Saturday at the Gallery, 110 W. Erwin St., in downtown Tyler.

The opening of “Diversity” will be marked with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gallery.

“We encourage the public to come and enjoy some wonderful original art, as well as music and refreshments. It’s free, and everyone is invited,” said Beverly Abell of the City of Tyler’s Main Street Department.

Fifteen works of art in a variety of media will be on exhibit, Abell said. She noted that the “Diversity” theme resulted in an interesting variety of interpretations.

“With every juried exhibit, we try to choose very general themes that allow for a variety of media and interpretations,” Abell said. “Sometimes we expect to see one thing submitted, and we’re pleasantly surprised to see other, very imaginative interpretations submitted instead. Such is the case with this exhibit.”

Abell noted that the obvious interpretation would be cultural diversity, but in addition to that, the art represents diversity in colors, in materials and in interpretations of what beauty is.

Gallery Main Street, operated by the City of Tyler Main Street Department in cooperation with the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition and Heart of Tyler, opened in 2009. Every eight weeks, the gallery features a new art exhibit.

Artwork is selected for exhibit via juried process. Artists submit digital images of their work for consideration by a jury, which scores each piece based on its own merits of skill in execution and adherence to theme. The top-scoring pieces are accepted for exhibit, and the piece that receives the highest score is named Best in Show.

Prospectus for upcoming exhibits are posted at

“Diversity” will be on exhibit through Monday, Sept. 8.

Those who want more information on gallery exhibits should go to the website or call (903) 593-6905.


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