Award-winning Central Texas artist Charles Wallis promises to connect emotion to color and music in his upcoming solo art show “Celebrating Primary Colors & Emotions,” which opens Friday, September 1, 2023, at Cultivate 7Twelve in Waco with the reception from 6:00 – 9:00pm. The September 1st opening reception in itself will be a unique experience. The special event will celebrate primary colors. Attendees are encouraged to dress in primary-colored attire and will enjoy red, blue, and yellow-inspired hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Native American flute specialist Sandi Horton will compliment Wallis’ collection with original music. After Wallis talks about each painting, Horton’s compositions will add to the emotional experience.
“Celebrating Primary Colors & Emotions” will include paintings that express intense passion, bliss, jealousy, anxiety, and exuberance. The collection will also include abstracts with primary colors. Red, blue, and yellow hues are called primary because they cannot be made with mixtures of other pigments. “Despite the portrayal of old photographs, color has and always will be all around us,” said Wallis. “It is only natural for people to form attachments and emotions towards things as we go about life and link certain events, things, or colors to emotions and experiences.” Wallis said he would complete the series using color and abstracted images to express a collection of divergent feelings and emotions all people may have experienced. “Over time, these colors associated with emotions became essential to companies, designers, and artists to evoke certain feelings when people perceive their brand or designs,” said Wallis. “It is important to note that color emotions are a very personal and subjective experience, and not every single person’s connection to a certain color will be the same.”
Exhibit Opening Reception and Show Details
“Celebrating Primary Emotions & Colors” Art Show by Charles Wallis
Native American flute artistry by Sandi Horton with original compositions
Opening Reception September 1, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
712 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701
Free to the pubic
nibbles and beverages
everyone is encourage to wear red, blue, yellow or black and white
Exhibit remains open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through September 29, 2023
Exhibit Closing Reception and Details
6:00-9:00 pm reception
6:00-7:00 Frank Exum Classical Guitar
7:00-8:00- pm Artist talk about the creations of the Emotions Series
and flutist discussion of how she created the music to go with the art
nibbles and beverages
Free to the public
About Charles Wallis
Charles is a classically trained master painter with a degree in art from Baylor University. His study began with drawing, followed by painting traditional representation. He then moved to impressionism, abstraction, and non-objective paintings. He is accomplished and versatile in style and subject matter. His art is an expression of his spirit to the spirits of others that connect with it. He seeks to create a memory, a wish, a fantasy, or a moment of joy or peace in the soul of the viewer. He pursues ideas, color combinations, or images that attract his attention and he may paint them realistically or as an impression or abstraction. In 2021 the Texas House of Representatives acknowledged his success with the passing of the bill HR000743.
Charles Wallis is a graduate of the Baylor University fine art program. After college he opened a graphic design studio beginning his career as a artist. He is master painter trained in the classic tradition. He is versatile in a variety of styles and media. He paints in a traditional realistic style, as well as impressionistic, abstract.
ARTISTS STATEMENT: My art is an expression of my spirit to the spirit of others that connect with it. I seek to create a memory, a wish, a fantasy or moment of joy or peace in the soul of the viewer. I pursue ideas, color combinations or images that attract my attention and paint them as an impression; or abstraction and some paintings are just for the fun of presenting something in an unusual manner.
Sandi Horton lives in Waco, TX. She loves to compose and perform songs for Native American Flute and read her poetry. She was honored to be selected for second place ‘Best Flute Single in 2022’ by One World Music Radio. Her third solo CD, ‘Native Flute Journeys-3’ was released in January 2023. In June 2023, she performed in London, UK at the Majic Forest Arts Showcase. In the summer of 2021, she participated in a week long retreat with R. Carlos Nakai in Montana. In April 2019, Sandi performed her music and poetry at the ARAS Art and Psyche International Conference in Santa Barbara, California. Sandi completed a BME (music) from Texas Tech University and a MS (Ed Psy.) from Baylor University. She worked in public schools as a band director and school counselor for 20 years.
For more information, check out Sandi’s website –
https://nativeflute4.wordpress.com/ or her Facebook page