Written by David Tamez on Friday June 10, 2011
GALLERY #1201 - Airing on July 14th @ 7:30pm
GREG BURNS “DRAWN IN DETAIL”
Detailed ink drawings provide the foundation for a Greg Burns painting and the power of the places he paints, from Meers Burger Stand to an expanse of African plain, gives his art a heart beat that resonates with those who see it. Burns is best known in Oklahoma for capturing landmarks around the state, the well known and the mundane, passed by every day rendered in near photographic still life. Technique and subject matter alone made Burns’ work a favorite for Oklahomans and others around the nation, but it is the story of the man himself that makes Greg Burns a favorite son and an inspiration.
Join Gallery as we explore the details of the art and the life of a man who, despite being born with a crippling and rare disease, never let “I can’t” become part of his mind set. This is more than a chance to see an artist at work. This is a chance to see a well lived life laid bare, a chance to see Greg Burns ”Drawn in Detail”.
Rocking Horse Dreams
Remember when you were kid and you got your first rocking horse? Remember climbing on and suddenly the walls and floors of your home melted away and you were in the wild west, a cowboy or cowgirl, galloping across the plain to whatever adventure awaited you? Rocking horses seem almost forgotten in this age of computers and video games, but one Oklahoma artist is keeping the day dream alive. Jackie Wilson grew up with a love for horses and a talent for wood work and as luck would have it, her inner child put those grown up skills to work. Today, Jackie carves rocking horses of every size…yes, even rocking horses large enough for grown ups to ride…if they want to…and if no one’s looking. Hop up in the saddle and hit the trail with Gallery as we travel to Edmond to meet Jackie Wilson, the keeper of “Rocking Horse Dreams”.
Front window of Wilson Rocking Horses in Edmond, Oklahoma
Photography - Dave Tamez
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Original Airdate July 14th. 2011