Three Preciado sisters are showing off their painting and ceramic displays this month at the Douglas Art Gallery on 10th Street.
A reception was held for the three artists, Dara, Ozni and Abisai Friday at The Gallery. A total of 24 pieces of art are being displayed throughout the month of September, 12 of which are ceramic done by Dara.
“What I am showing here is a different type of art,” Dara said. “It’s something people may not be used to seeing. Normally I do pencil drawings but this time I tried something different. This is more of a natural, realistic art. It’s more modern.”
Dara said she finds this new style of art that she is doing more relaxing. She recently graduated from Cochise College and would like someday become an art teacher.
Her ceramic bowls are the result of some classes she took at Cochise College.
“I’m excited but also a little nervous because it’s something different that I’m showing here this month,” she said. “I hope people will like it.”
Ozni has just two paintings on display this month at The Gallery.
“What I’m showing this month is something different than what I’m used to showing,” she said. “Usually I do pencil or paintings of landscape. What I am showing here is more abstract and modern. I’m basing it more off emotions, what I was feeling at the time.”
Ozni also graduated from Cochise this past May and plans on pursuing a career in interior design.
“I’m excited about what I’m showing here,” she said. “It’s different. It has color and it’s a painting, not pencil.”
Abisai says she has just one painting on display this month. It’s acrylic.
“It’s a portrait of a girl and instead of using normal skin tones I used primary colors to make the contour, the highlights,” she said. “When I was doing this, I was just feeling color.”
The Preciado sisters also have three brothers who are also talented artists. They are not showing anything this month however.
Dara, Abisai and Ozni said they enjoy what they do and sometimes bounce ideas off each other, especially if one of them is struggling with a project.
“We’re a family,” Dara said. “That’s what we do.”
The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call (520) 364-6410.
Folklorico performance Saturday
This Saturday, Sept. 21, Gemma German’s Folkorico dance group from Paul Huber Middle School will perform at 11 a.m. at The Gallery.
The public is invited to attend.