JN Long Cultural Arts Complex presents our signature

Interpretive Show

Members of the Johnson County Art Guild, Texas Woodcarvers Guild and Johnson County Creative Writers and Poets apply their talents to interpret photographs submitted by the Cleburne Camera Club.

Enjoy the virtual exhibit!
You can click on each photograph and artwork to see it full size and to read the poetry and prose in its entirety.
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(There is a bug in the system when viewing images in full screen that causes multiple captions to show. It is being worked on.)
Photograph of a blue parakeet with black striped wings sitting on a branch
1002 - "Looking at You" - Photograph by Denise Ollman
2017 - "Yummy" - Watercolor by Dorothy Walkin
3002 - " Little Boy Blue" - Poem by Carolyn Tarter
 
Macro photograph of a dandelion gone to seed
1000 - "Amazing Dandelion" - Photograph by Denise Ollman
2030 - " Dandalion" - Painting by Kim Castro
3010 - "Wish" Poem by Marjorie Susens
3016 - "Dandalion" Poem by Kim Castro
 
Photograph of a female toddler on the beach petting a golden retriever
1003 - "Beach Baby" - Photograph- Sandy Baker
2005 - "Beach Baby" - Alcohol Ink on Tile w/Stand by Sandy Baker
2010 "Girl on Beach Too" - Oil by Naomi Doty
2027 - "Girl on Beach Too" - Alcohol Ink on Tile by Sandy Baker
3019 - "Summer Fun" - Poem by Kim Castro
 
Photograph of a misty swamp all in shades of gray with tall trees reflected in the water
1004 - "Foggy Morning" Photograph by DeeAnn Strother
2023 - "Foggy Morning" - Watercolor by Shirley Sloane
3007 - "Haiku 2" - Kaiku by Shirley Sloane
3006- "Haiku 1" - Haiku by Shirley Sloane
3018 - "Winter Bone" - Poem by Kim Castro
 
Photograph of two pugs laying together one is balck and white the other tan and white
1005 - "My Pups" - Photograph by Barbara Lane
2000 - "Pups" - Pastel by Barbara Lane
3008 - "Best Buddies" - Poem by Donna Williams
 
Photograph of a single bluebonnet blossom
1006 - "Beautiful" - Photograph by DeeAnn Strother
2015 - "Bluebonnet Solo" - Mixed Media by Charlotte Lawson
 
Photograph of a pink rose with petals falling open to the right, set in a white background.
1007 - "Pretty in Pink" - Photograph by Marian Kalka
2004 - "Pretty in Black" - Alcohol Ink on Tile by Sandy Baker
3012 - "You're Beautiful" - Poem by Marjorie Susens
 
Still life photograph of a polished bronze teapot beside a bowl of red and black cherries.
1008 - "Teapot" - Photograph by Barbara Lane
2003 - "Teapot and more" - Oil by Ruth Taylor
 
Close up photograph of a black butterfly with white upper wings and red 'eye' spots
1009 - "Asian Butterfly" - Photograph by Marian Kalka
2020 - "Butterfly Maiden 1" - Woodcarving by Harry Seurkamp
3013 - "Butterfly" - Poem by Pat McHale
 
Photograph of a lone tree reflected in the waters of the bayou during sunset with an orange glow along the horizon
1010 - "Sunset in the Swamp" - Photograph by DeeAnn Strother
2013 - Rorschach Test #1, Tell Me What You See - Mixed Media by Charlotte Lawson
2014 - Rorschach Test #2, Tell Me What You See - Mixed Media by Charlotte Lawson
 
Photograph of brown butterfly with multiple eye spots and a brilliant blue color on the upper side of the wings
1012 - "Blue Morpho" - Photograph by Marian Kalka
2021 - "Butterfly Maiden 2" - Woodcarving by Harry Seurkamp
3005 - " Butterfly Maiden" - Writing by Harry Seurkamp
3017 - " Life of a Butterfly" - Writing by Kim Castro
 
Photograph of an old barn with a high pitched roof standing in a green field with white capped mountains in the background
1011 - "Teton Barn" - Photograph by Barbara Lane
2002 - "Barn in Mountains" - Watercolor by Elvis Phillips
3003 - "Old Barn in the Mountains" - Poem by Carolyn Tarter
2028 - "Mountain Lupine" - Watercolor by Verdye Lackey
 
Photograph of bluebonnets growing on a log laying in the forest.
1013 - "Bluebonnets on a Log" - Photograph by Marian Kalka
2016 - "Bluebonnets in the Woods" - Pastel & Fixative by Charlotte Lawson
 
Photograph of an old iron wheel leaning against a tree with bluebonnets in the foreground, large brown rocks and yucca plants to the right side.
1014 - "Wagonwheel" - Photograph by Marian Kalka
2008 - "Wagonwheel" - Oil by Naomi Doty
3004 - "Tree on a Hill" - Poem by Carolyn Tarter
 
Photograph of a lake and boat pier at sunset with the far shore in silhouette.
1015 - "Sunset on the Lake" Photograph by Jim McHale
2025 - "Sunset on the Lake" - Acrylic by Pat McHale
3000 - "Sunset on the lake" - Prose by Pat McHale
 
Photograph of a messa in the desert with a bright blue sky filled with small puffy white clouds.
1016 - "American Southwest" - Photograph by Marian Kalka
2007 - "Painted Mesa" - Acrylic by Estelle Stepherson
2001 - "Utah Mountains" - Pastel by Barbara Lane
2006 - "Painted Mesa" - Alcohol Ink on Yupo by Sandy Baker
 
Photograph of a babbling brook running across numerous rocks and creating a small waterfall through an autumnal forest with yellow leaves
1017 - "Autumn in the Oarks" - Photograph by Marian Kalka
2011 - "Waterfall" - Oil by Naomi Doty
2024 - "Waterfall" Oil by Ann Finnell
2031 - "Babbling Brook" - Painting by Sherry Price
3014 - "That Moment" Poem by Denise Dozier
 
Photograph of a cowboy in a blue striped shirt riding a horse and herding additional horses across a rolling field under a grey cloudy filled sky.
1018 - "Bringing in the Remuda" - Photograph by Marian Kalka
2009 - "Cowboys" - Oil by Naomi Doty
3009 - "The Lonely Cowboy's Prayer" - Writing by Amanda May
 
Brightly colored photograph of a merry-go-round horse decorated in an indian theme with feathers and pictures of an Indian Chief
1019 - "Carrousel Pony" - Photograph by Jim McHale
2026 - "Carrousel Pony" - Acrylic by Pat McHale
3001 - " Carrousel Pony" - Poem by Pat McHale
 
 
Photo of a boarded up window, shingled roof peaks and painted wrought iron fence
1020 - "Aruba Home" - Photograph by Dee Ann Strother
2012 - "Aruba Home" - Oil by Pam Yarborough
1021 - "Bountiful Crop" - Photogrpah by Sandy Baker
2029 - "A Crop of Earrings" - Wire Wrapping by Susan Ford
3011 - "Three Tomatoes (Jealousy)" - Poem by Marjorie Susens
 

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Pam Yarborough, Read Fine Art Gallery 
Pam Yarborough, Read Fine Art Gallery 

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Sandy Baker, member Johsnon County Art Guild 
Sandy Baker, member Johsnon County Art Guild 
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Susan Ford, Executive Director JN Long Cultural Arts Complex 
Susan Ford, Executive Director JN Long Cultural Arts Complex 

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We hope you enjoyed the exhibit and all of the wonderful talent shared here at JN Long Cultural Arts Complex.

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Many thanks to the members of the Cleburne Camera Club, Johnson County Art Guild, Texas Woodcarvers Guild and Johnson County Writers and Poets who make this very special show possible each year.