Local artist Kathy Cunning won two awards at the Cleburne Peoples Choice Art Show in June. Kathy is a retired WISD art teacher, a member of the Weatherford Art Association and is represented by the Firehouse Art Gallery in Weatherford. Her winning entry is, ‘Teal Buick,’ one she also calls the ‘El Reno Survivor.’ She was awarded first place in adult painting and won the People’s Choice award.
The vintage Buick was in she and her husband’s RV at a El Reno, Oklahoma gun club last May when an EF5 tornado came through and destroyed the gun club. The trailer was totaled but the painting escaped with just a few stains.
“I decided to finished the painting despite the stains mainly because it had a such a story to tell,” Cunning said.
More of her artwork is on display at the Firehouse Gallery at 119 Palo Pinto.