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Two artists unveil sculptures, murals, drawings in new show

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"The Lollipop Man" by Sharon Montgomery and "Juggling Time" by David Holland
opening reception, 7 p.m. Saturday
The Leslie Powell Foundation and Gallery
620 S.W. D Ave., Lawton
Noon to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
(580) 357-9526, www.lpgallery.org
Free

The Leslie Powell Foundation and Gallery hosts a free reception on Saturday to celebrate the opening of two new exhibits by local artists: "The Lollipop Man" by Sharon Montgomery and "Juggling Time" by David Holland.

Montgomery has been an artist for 30 years. During this time, she underwent training in craniosacral therapy, an alternative-medicine therapy thought to ease nerve passages and improve spinal fluid movement. She said the training became an inspiration as she began creating the sculptures and murals for her exhibit.

"Craniosacral therapy works with the body's cerebrospinal fluid, 'the fuel of the soul,' as a means to helping the client to harmonize with the body's natural rhythms," she said. "The Lollipop Man is a magical character that, through his journeys, begins to find the natural harmony and balance that craniosacral therapy seeks to achieve."

Holland's work explores complex issues with simple visual imagery. His work often uses childlike renderings to present adult themes and situations.

"Children's drawings inspire me because they simplify images down to their essence and use color without reservation," Holland said. "I make simple images using vivid colors with pronounced light-dark contrasts to catch the viewer's eye and draw them to the picture."

Food and drinks will be served at the reception, which starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Located at 620 S.W. D Ave. in Lawton, the gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call (580) 357-9526 or visit www.lpgallery.org. "?Luke Atkinson

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