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Westridge Gardens to Host a Raytown Artist of the Month Series in 2014

Thursday, January 30th from 4:00-6:00 PM Westridge Gardens is partnering with the Raytown Artist’s Associations to host the inaugural Artist of the Month reception featuring Artist, Dawn C. Thomas. The community is invited, at no charge, to come and enjoy refreshments, meet the artist, view the art, and possibly purchase a piece for home. The last Thursday of each month the reception will feature a different artist from the Raytown Artist’s Association.  The receptions are an unique opportunity for the community meet the artist, see a variety of different styles of art and subject matters. 

About the Artist:

Ms. Thomas has been painting for over 40 years. She studies with several nationally known watercolor artists annually. Her prize-winning work has been exhibited in area Art Show’s and Festivals in Kansas and Missouri; She has won many local and state awards.

Ms. Thomas has a Master’s Degree in Art and taught high school art for 40 years. She has authored and published five books for art teachers. Since retirement in 2009, her work has been selected for National Juried shows across the USA. In addition, she also is known for large indoor and outdoor murals.

“My subject matter is primarily floral and landscapes. The Architecture and culture of the Southwest has intrigued me. Like a magnet, I visit and paint in Taos, New Mexico yearly. My trademark vivid colors, strong emphasis on light and shadow, and unusual viewpoints help enhance the subjects I choose. Never without ideas, I’m always experimenting and evolving.” Inspiration comes from everywhere.

Ms. Thomas holds memberships in the MO, AL, TX, IL, and Red River Watercolor Societies. Currently, she is the President of the Raytown Artist’s Association and a member of the Lee’s Summit Art Group. Her paintings can be seen at Image Gallery in Overland Park, Gott Art in Lee’s Summit, and St. Luke’s East.

The artwork that is changed out at the beginning of the month at Westridge Gardens is located in living room and the front hallway.  Anyone who is unable to attend the reception is encouraged to come out anytime through out the month. Each piece of artwork is accompanied by a small card noting the artist’s name, the work’s title, the purchase price, and the artist’s contact information. Each of these exquisite pieces is for sale, and anyone interested in purchasing a piece or two should contact each artist directly. Again, we love the Raytown Artist’s Association for choosing us to show off the great works of their amazing artists.

 For over twenty years, Westridge Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been dedicated to serving patients in Raytown, Missouri while specializing in short term rehabilitation to home and extended care nursing services. At Westridge Gardens, we believe the only way to serve our residents and their families is with a standard of excellence second to none. Westridge Gardens is committed to the highest standards of excellence, and welcomes the opportunity to serve the residents of the Raytown area in the future. Westridge Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a Tutera Senior Living Community.

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