The Woodlands Art League receives special works of art

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A special work of art created in 1949 by contemporary artist Joan Miró now has its place in the Woodlands Art League.

An anonymous local patron donated an artwork by Miró to the Woodlands Art League (WAL). The untitled piece offered was painted in 1949 with tempera and gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper.

Miró, was a Spanish artist who worked with Picasso in the 1920s, and was part of the surrealist group of that time. Miró died on Christmas Day 1983 in Spain at the age of 90.

According to a statement from the Woodlands Art League, patrons may have seen Miró’s famous colorful and controversial sculpture ‘Parsonage and Birds’ (some call it ‘Tinker Toy’) which stands in the JP Tower plaza. Morgan Chase in downtown Houston. Other paintings by Miró have become highly collectible in recent years with one piece, “Peinture – Etoile Bleue”, recently selling for $37 million.

“This is an amazing gift that will inspire people in so many ways. We are very grateful to have this unique and original painting in our studio,” said Sara Saravo, President of WAL. “We hope this gift will encourage others to follow this generous donor’s example by making artistic or monetary donations to WAL to help us continue to inspire people in our community.”

According to Tom La Rock, vice president of studio, Woodlands Art League classes and workshops, plans are to exhibit the painting at the WAL studio.

“We hope to use it to raise funds to further expand our organization and serve the arts community in the greater Woodlands region,” he said.

Over the past year, WAL has grown from 140 to 240 members. His studio, classroom, and gallery are located in the Epic Creative Co-op at 701 Sawdust Road, to the right/back of the Hobby Lobby Mall. The Woodlands Art League also holds ongoing art exhibits at the South County Community Center at 2235 Lake Robbins in the Woodlands.

The Woodlands Art League is a non-profit organization and is supported by donations and volunteers. Visit their website at www.woodlandsartleague.org to learn more.

shernandez@hcnonline.com

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