By SALLY HEATH
Special to the PRESS
The Laguna Madre Art Gallery, located at 405 E. Maxan in Port Isabel, announced April’s featured artists as Carole Spencer and Cathy Lynch of Brownsville, two of 19 artists whose works will be on display Wednesday thru Sunday.
Carole Spencer was raised in Oklahoma but spent most of her life in Iowa where she worked and raised her family. She began coming to Brownsville as a Winter Texan in 2003. After a few years she decided to stay in the Valley to care for her parents who had lived here for 30 years. Carole has college degrees in Textiles and History, two of her major interests. Over the years she created textile art, but became interested in painting only four years ago after friends convinced her to paint. She has since studied under a number of renown artists and is now affiliated with several Texas art communities.
Featured artist Cathy Lynch also hails from the Midwest. She was born and raised in the Chicago area and lived in the western suburbs before she moved here. She said she “always wanted to spend time with art,” but her career as Marriott’s head of Food Service and Marketing Director for the Chicago area and her family kept her too busy to pursue art. Finally when she retired and came down to the Valley as a Winter Texan, she was able to pursue her love of art. She has been painting since 1994. For more information, call (956) 943-1407.