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“Celebrating Primary Colors and Emotions” by Charles Wallis

September 1, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Award-Winning Artist Charles Wallis Promises Emotional Experience in Color with New
Central Texas artist Charles Wallis promises to connect emotion to color and music in his
upcoming solo art show “Celebrating Primary Emotions & Colors,” 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
“Celebrating Primary Emotions & Colors” will include paintings that express intense passion,
bliss, jealousy, anxiety, and exuberance. The collection will also include abstracts with primary
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.
Cultivate 7Twelve
712 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701
(254) 401-1443
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
Cultivate 7Twelve
712 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701
September 22, 2023 7:00-8:00pm
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.
Recent shows and awards:
June 2021- Best In Show Irving Art Association 66th Annual Member Show
April 2021 – Texas House Of Representatives in the 87th session passed a resolution recognizing my art in HR000743.
February 2021 – Solo Show at 979Gallery
March 2021 – Solo Show Fieldings, Houston
September 2020 – Finalist in Grey Cube Botanical Show
February 20 – April 4, 2020 Texas Invitational Art Show Pearce Museum Navarro College
February 29 – to April 2, 2020 – Re-Imagine Show with Round Rock Arts
February 26 – April 4, 2020 – Solo show at Warehouse Living Art Center, Corsicana, TX
November 2019 – Best In Show, Envision Art Happy Fall Show
November 2019 – Feature 15 New Expressionist Landscapes, Kieran Sistrunk Gallery, Waco
September 2019 – Featured Artist, 120Gallery, Taylor
September 2019 – Best Floral, Conroe Art League Annual Show
September 2018- Best Landscape Conroe Art League Annual Show
November 2016 – Best In Show, Central Texas Art League
August 2017 – Solo Show at Voices For Children, Bryan
January 2017 – Conroe Art League Annual Show – First Place in Abstract Painting,
Second Place in Abstract Painting, Second Place in oil painting
July 2015 – Light Space & Time Gallery International Abstract Show, Top Five and
3 Special Merit Awards
October 2016 – Solo Show Cultural Activities Center Temple
November 2016- Solo Show Spectra Art Gallery, Houston
May 2015 – Solo Show SEAD Gallery, Bryan
March 2015 – Solo Show, Papillon Antiques & Art, Waco
November 2014 – Broadview: Spectrum of Nature Show, Ft. Worth, TX – winner of the Wild Bird
April 4 – May 5, 2014-Solo Show at Papillons Antiques, Gifts, Art of 50 paintings
February 2014 – ArtisTTable Juried Show, In and Out Of The Zoo, international
January 2014 – BVAL Juried Art Show
August 2013 – 2013 International Landscape Competition, Award of Special Merit in the
annual LIght, Space and Time Gallery juried show.
June 2013 – Nature & Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine, juried into the the annual national show.
May 2013 – Juried into the annual Texas Spirit Art Show.
May 2012 – Nature Art Exhibition, Winner of overall First Place and Winner of First Place
in the painting category in this photography and art juried exhibit sponsored by the Light, Space
and Time Gallery.
February 2012 – Woodlands Art Trust, “Snow Leopards Protects Her Cubs” was chosen as one
of 20 painting f exhibition and received a People’s Choice Award and purchased by the Trust.
February 2012 – Western Spirit Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne WO
November 2011 – The Artistic Circle: Spirit Totem Exhibition, one painting in the show which
has received “Honorable Mention” recognition among the entries.
November 2011 to February 2012 – The Art Center of Waco Invitational Exhibit,
March 2011 – Western Spirit Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne WO
April 2011 – His work was shown in the Spring/Summer Issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine.
January 2011 – 2011 International Juried Realism Art Show, He received Honorable Mention for his wildlife paintings.
September 2010 – 9th Annual National Wildlife Show sponsored by the Irving Art
Association. First place in the oil painting category.
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


September 1, 2023
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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