Just in time for the rodeo, capsule The Jung Center Gallery presents the scenic horse paintings of Santa Fe, NM, artist Cheryl Koen.

"Galisteo Blue" - Cheryl Koen

“Galisteo Blue” – Cheryl Koen

Koen is a plein air painter, finding endless inspiration from the shape and movement of the horse. Her work encompasses both realism and impressionism to portray the earthly, spiritual and metaphorical elements of her subject. In 1998, Koen left a real estate career to pursue her passion for art. Since then, she has studied with other artists, sharpening her skills in portraiture, character study and plein air landscape painting.

For more than 50 years, The Jung Center has served as a nonprofit resource offering dynamic and compelling classes – “continuing education for the human spirit” – on a diverse range of psychological, artistic, and intellectual topics. The Jung Center’s building was originally designed as an art gallery and mounts approximately nine exhibits of work by both established and emerging artists each year. The Jung Center is an active member of the Houston Museum District. Admission to the gallery and opening receptions is free and open to the public.

This exhibit will be on display from February 2-27, 2013 at the Jung Center, 5200 Montrose Blvd.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, February 2, from 6:00-8:00 pm.