Exhibit showcasing the art of Opal Black and her students on display at River North Gallery.

Updated: Nov 13, 2021


Opal Black (seated) and her student-artists.

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A new exhibit at the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council will feature a variety of art by local instructor Opal Black and her students.


Opal’s class met each Thursday at CTFAC throughout the year, creating over 100 pieces of art that will be showcased during the exhibit, which is comprised of original works by Opal and her student-artists, Beverly Gillespie, JoEllen Miller, Audrey Caylor, Pat Sharp, Peggy Tullos, Sherre West, Rebecca Stephens, Brie Shernisky, Cheryl Dunnells and JoAnn Shulze.


“The joys of teaching these many years have been so many,” Opal said. “Friendships have been formed and the challenge of keeping classes fresh and inspiring has kept me reaching and stretching my own abilities.


“My students have blessed my life.”


“The Works of Opal Black and Students” is open now through Dec. 30 at the CTFAC River North Gallery.


A reception highlighting all the artists will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11.


The exhibit and reception are both free and open to the public.