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Jun 27, 2011 | Carol E. Barnwell

EDOT Gallery Features Work Inspired by the Spirit

"Tulerosa Grano" by Maxine Mueller
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"Harmony Takes Shape I" by Diana Green

EDOT Gallery, at 1225 Texas St., opens a new exhibit by two Houston painters June 27 through August 17, 2011. A series of water colors, inspired by a visit to Santa Fe, exemplifies the current work of Maxine Mueller. Diana Green’s eleven acrylics reflect her spiritual journey and “desire to see with the eyes of the Spirit.” The artists will host an opening reception, July 21 from 5-7 p.m.


Mueller said she was inspired by the light and color in Santa Fe to share “the beauty, balance and inspiration.” Mueller believes that “art affords us an opportunity to slow down and enjoy what God has created for us. It is a gratifying way to keep our spirits uplifted and it brings joy to my life to be capable of doing this.”


Born in New York, Mueller moved to Houston in 1965 and is a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. Her career in the travel industry gave rise to the sites she wanted to share in her artwork.


Green grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, and studied at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C. Retired from a career in the communications field, Green now communicates through her art. “I love the energy that the beautiful colors convey, and I want to evoke a feeling peace and happiness,” she said.


“I believe that an authentic spiritual connection occurs during the painting process,” Green said. “My paintings have a life of their own. Seen with the eyes of the Spirit, they reveal luminous, bold and complex textures. The work is an outgrowth and manifestation of my interest in healing prayer,” she added, saying that she considers each piece a visual prayer.


EDOT Gallery is located in the Episcopal Diocesan Center, 1225 Texas St., Houston, TX 77002. Hours are 9-5, M-F.