DAD AND DAUGHTER: DYNAMIC DUO
What a privilege to bring to the walls of Hyde House, the amazing artwork of the well-known Dad and Daughter Dynamic Duo—Lowell Davis and April Brunner Davis. Familiar to Carthaginians and art lovers far beyond, these two have been inspiring and encouraging each other for decades.
artCentral is grateful to Community Bank & Trust, for generously underwriting this spring’s fine exhibition, “Dad and Daughter: Dynamic Duo”.
Join artCentral members and guests for the Opening Reception taking place at 6-8 pm, Friday, April 7 at Hyde House, 1110 East Thirteenth in Carthage. The public is invited. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Visit with the artists. Treat yourself to a purchase of their art and a copy Lowell’s book which he’ll be signing from the front porch swing.
Rising to fame in the 1970’s, Lowell Davis has been referred to as the "Norman Rockwell of Rural Art".
Creator of more than three thousand paintings and four hundred figurines (many produced in Scotland), visionary of RED OAK II, children’s author and autobiographer, Lowell now pours his artistic energies into creating outdoor signs seen throughout the Carthage, Lamar, Jasper and Joplin area.
Generously garnished with imagery and color and humor to match, Lowell’s art is stylistically Rockwellesque—snapshots reflecting the simple life of times past.
Lowell is a master at conveying the unique, often amusing characters of people and animals and places and objects, as seen through his twinkling, mischievous eyes which his daughter, April, has inherited.
As the offspring of Lowell Davis, April’s first language was and continues to be art. Nature is her primary source of inspiration—the delicacy of a rose, the beauty of falling water, the graceful lines of a bird’s wings.
A sculptor turned oil painter, April created her earliest bronze when she was five. Encouraged by her father to pursue an art career, today April teaches sculpting and painting classes, while she fills her canvases with images she finds outdoors.
April’s a much loved instructor at artCentral’s artCamp for Kids. As an actively engaged member of southwest Missouri’s arts community, April teaches and exhibits her art for purchase at Cherry’s Art Emporium on the Square in Carthage and at Local Color Art Gallery in Joplin.
See April and Lowell’s “Dad and Daughter: Dynamic Duo” during gallery hours April 7-May 14: Fridays & Saturdays 12:00-5:00, Sundays 1:00-5:00. All other days call (417) 358-4404 to schedule a visit.