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“Splash” Opens May 20

(NEWTON, Kan.) – Splashes of color and lots of energy define the newest art exhibit opening at Carriage Factory Art Gallery Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Artists Margie Moss, Julie Cox Hamm and Debi Cox will exhibit works in oil, ceramics, pastels and painted silks.

Margie Moss is a member of Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society. She has exhibited widely and won numerous awards for her art. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, she worked for Hallmark Cards as design coordinator for several product lines. She later co-founded Local Color Art Gallery, a cooperative of 18 artists in the Joplin, Missouri area.

Julie Cox Hamm is owner of Juliart, producing original designs on silk. She designs, creates and sews garments and paints yardage with specific colors and themes. She also paints portraits with pastels or as silk paintings.

Debi Cox creates ceramic sculptural/functional clay work. For more than 30 years, she has focused on creating clay work and drawings from nature. “I have a deep respect for design and am inspired by the beauty that nature provides,” she said. Cox grew up in South Central Kansas and recently completed her masters of fine arts in ceramics. For her, creating art acts as a catalyst for connection and conversation, she said.

The works of Cox, Moss, and Cox Hamm will be on display and for sale through July 8.