Owens Arts Place is glad to be able to welcome Kerry Billington to Guthrie. Billington is the embodiment of what art brings to life. His ebullient charm draws the observer ever closer until you, too, are caught up in the joy of his creation. From his home between Guthrie and Edmond Billington has been sharing his work for decades. A well-respected artist, his work is sought out throughout the region.
A prolific creative, his work is held in private, permanent, and corporate collections such as The Toby Keith Foundation, Sandridge Energy, Inc., and the Harn Homestead. His work has also been found at The Oklahoma City Zoo gift shop and 50 Penn Place Gallery in Oklahoma City, Our Favorite Place Gallery in Eufaula, and Liz Lundon Gallery in Dallas.
He refers to his style as Contemporary Expressionist. With a palette as vibrant as his personality, he uses a seemingly disconnected array of colors to form an engaging depiction of his subjects. His style affords a sense of depth and movement that is unanticipated at first glance. His subjects range from animal portraits to nautical serenity to landscape’s treasures. His use of many media such as pastel, oil, acrylic, palette knife and tube allow him to wildly vary his artistic effects.
You will be happy that you came to take in Kerry’s work at Owens Arts Place Museum this Sunday, October 20, at 3:00pm for the opening reception and open mic poetry reading. Refreshments will be served, and all are encouraged to participate in the open mic. Owens is located at 1202 E Harrison Ave. in Guthrie and has regular hours of Tuesday – Thursday 10 – 4 and Sundays 1 – 4. Call ahead to assure that the museum is open or to schedule a special visit: (405) 260-0204.