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Eric Ray speaks on Telling a Story with Pen and Ink at the Studio 55 Art Guild, May 10th

Eric Ray, artist, illustrator, designer, and art director, will be the speaker at the May 10th meeting of the Studio 55 Art Guild. He will be discussing his photo-realistic pen and ink illustrations. This will include the progression from a pencil sketch to the final inking, the tools used and the thought process involved. He will cover how the subject matter is choosen and feel of the final work.

He started doing pen and ink artwork decades ago as a freelance Illustrator in Southern California. Mr. Ray has a great passion for creating art. "I choose to work in Pen and Ink because it is not a simple media to master and is also relatively uncommon. I strive to develop art with a feel for the subject matter and the story I wish to tell. The search for the beauty in the complexity of form, pattern and texture is important. I enjoy creating visual shortcuts, innuendo and suggestion balanced against insanely detailed rendering in my pen work."

Mr. Ray has requested that those attending bring paper and pen or pencil for hands-on instruction.

The program will start at 1:00pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Avenue, Springfield, Mo. 65804

Admission is free and open to the public

For more information contact Sandra Letson at 417-869-7812
Studio 55 is a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council and was organized in 1996. It is composed of artists of all media and various levels of expertise. We are dedicated to support, educate and develop artists and promote visual arts in Springfield and the surrounding communities. Our monthly programs and meetings are free and open to the public. They are held in the Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave. See us on line at or on Facebook: Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017





Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church
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