• Photo by Thomas Wallner
    An exhibit featuring the work of local artist Kaye Franklin is on display at the OPOMAC through Aug. 22. The artist will be honored with a reception Friday.
  • Photo by Thomas Wallner
    Kaye Franklin's oil piece titled Plums, which is on display with her more recent artwork at the OPOMAC through Aug. 22.

OPOMAC reception to honor Franklin Friday

The Old Post Office Museum and Art Center will host a reception for local artist Kaye Franklin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22.

Franklin’s work is on display at the OPOMAC through Aug. 22.

The artist began her career in the early 1980s and studied with Connecticut artist William Henry Earle. She has received many national awards and honors, including being recognized as a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of America, a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists and a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society.

Franklin is also a member of the Salmagundi Club, Oil Painter of America, Rocky Mountain Pleinair Painters, American Impressionist Society, Outdoor Painters Society and American Women Artists.

She teaches classes and workshops throughout the year and, according to OPOMAC Director Marlene Edwards, has been involved with the OPOMAC since it started. Edwards said that Franklin has helped organize multiple exhibits at the OPOMAC for the last few years including Art Splash and the Art at the OPOMAC exhibit.

Franklin is acquainted with well-known artists because she is involved with artwork all over the United States and involved in a lot of competitions of national artists, Edwards said.

The last time she showed her artwork in Graham was about five years ago, but all the art being displayed now is all within a year old. Franklin travels in and out of the states to show her artwork and usually takes at least a group once or twice a year.
Franklin also paints Colorado scenery, is an impressionistic artist who does oil and pastels and serves as a demo artist for the Graham Art Guild every year.

The OPOMAC is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on Franklin’s display or upcoming art showings call 940-549-1470, or visit the museum webpage.

The Graham Leader

GRAHAM OFFICE
620 Oak Street
P.O. Box 600
Graham, Texas 76450
Phone: (940) 549-7800
Fax: (940) 549-4364