Art-Touring: A Visit to Judith Durr and Roger Kull Art Studio and Gallery
Opportunity to see award-winning artists at work while learning about the techniques that make their pieces so unique. On Saturday, June 18, 2011 sculptor Roger Kull will demonstrate his leather sculpting techniques in Cave Creek, AZ
Who: Artist Judith Durr and Sculptor Roger Kull
What: Art-Touring – Open studio and gallery.
When: Friday, June 17, 2011 through Sunday, June 19, 2011
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
Roger Kull sculpting demonstration on Saturday, June 18, 2011 noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Mountain Studio – 6033 E. Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Cost: Free – artwork will be available for sale.
Why: Spend part of your Father’s Day Weekend visiting with these two talented artists. It’s a fun and educational event for the entire family. Refreshments served. Free.
About Judith Durr – Artist
Judith Durr was recently inducted into Western Artists of America, a prestigious organization of the world’s finest western artists. Membership is by invitation only. Judith Durr claims her Native American heritage. Raised in the Southwest, a native of Arizona, Judith Durr resides in Cave Creek, Arizona with her artist husband, Roger Kull.
“My Southwestern oil paintings are created from respect for my Choctaw/Cherokee heritage. I preserve the legacy of the First People’s artifacts and rugs portrayed in my oil paintings. However, I paint artifacts from tribes and clans throughout the Americas. By capturing the emotions of the viewer, my objective is illusion,” said Durr.
Durr’s exquisite oil paintings, her spectacular style, and dedication to realism are internationally recognized. Her Native American heritage is the inspiration for her First People’s still life oil paintings. Her genre includes Western Life, landscapes and historical research. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, Southwestern Premier Artists and the Sonoran Arts League.
Durr’s masterpieces are collected by prominent museums and are featured in corporate and private art collections around the world. Her work is featured in Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, Art of the West and Arizona Art Collector. Judith lectures for museums, universities elder hostels, foreign exchange students programs, fine art councils, annual Native American art shows and many private
organizations though out the country.
Visit her website www.JudyDurr.50Megs.com
HD Video and high resolution images are available at Press Room – www.cisionwire.com/Judith-Durr
About Roger Kull – Sculptor
Arizona artist, Roger Kull, broke the “leather craft” barrier and took his fine art into a gallery and museum quality level. Described as Southwestern Pictorial Leather Sculpture, Kull’s signature style is three-dimensional realism. His recent acceptance into the invitation-only Western Artists of America (WAA) now has him competing at their annual exhibit and show with other sculptors whose work is more traditionally in wood, clay, bronze and stone. Having worked with over 14,000 hides in the 30-plus years of his artistic career shows the incredible demand for his work.
Kull approached his art in a very non-traditional way taking the technique of general leatherwork, and chose only a saddle maker’s knife and clay modeler’s spoon as the sole implements that create his incredible artwork. There is no hammering, no stamping, only a sculpting process that forms the back bone of his technique.
“I am a firm believer, that art skills are paramount,” Kull explains. “As free hand artist I believe that art skills come first and leather skills provide the medium to show case my creations. Each leather sculpture guarantees originality and is a one of a kind.”
Utilizing the natural hews of leather and specialized dyes along with the colorful blues of turquoise, there is a continuous flow between tradition and innovation creating constant interest in this uniquely sculpted leather. Always artistic, Roger experimented with various art mediums but was always drawn to leather as a medium for his fine art work.
Now Kull’s artwork is recognized, appreciated and represented by several prominent galleries and sold internationally. His fine art hangs in the permanent collection of the prestigious Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, Georgia and the Johnson-Humrick Museum in Roscoe Village, Ohio.
Online Press Room, with downloadable art, HD videos and releases – www.cisionwire.com/Roger-Kull