Centennial Art Center • June 6
by Cass Teague
James Threalkill’s art presents a passion for the beauty of life and the vibrancy of color and movement. In his newest exhibit at Centennial Art Center, Threalkill stepped away from his signature realistic approach to create a vibrant collection of abstract expressionistic paintings.
“My goal for this show was to explore the realms of creative continuity through abstract expression,” says Threalkill. “As a realism painter by nature, the challenge of approaching subject matter with a totally different approach was an intriguing experience in planning and execution. The spontaneity of the process was enhanced by my desire to work in a more uninhibited manner. The outcome represents a measure of growth in my continual evolution as an artist.”
Since he began painting at the age of 13, Threalkill’s growth has been phenomenal by any measure. In 1995, he traveled to South Africa to coordinate a mural project with students in Soweto, where he met face to face with President Nelson Mandela. Threalkill’s work is included in numerous corporate and private collections.
James Threalkill’s exhibit at Centennial Art Center opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 6. The exhibit will be on view through July 23. For more information, visit www.bit.ly./1bGcNLK.