By KAROLYN GEPHART
An exhibition of original art by Laurie Whitehead will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Friendswood Frame and Gallery, at 150 S. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood. The Lighthouse Cooking Team is donating refreshments.
Artist Laurie Whitehead passed away on Dec. 1, 2018 at the age of 90.
Whitehead lived in Friendswood from 1980 to 1998 and was known for her exceptional watercolors. Her framed art is in many of the homes and businesses in Friendswood, as well as all over the nation and in Europe.
Her artwork included “Quinto Centenario,” a tribute to the 500th anniversary of the sailing to America by Christopher Columbus; “One Nation Under God,” a tribute to the nation’s history; a Montage of the Battleship USS Texas in celebration of Texas’ Sesquicentennial; “And Touched the Face of God,” a tribute The Columbia astronauts; “Swifter Than Eagles Flieth,” a tribute to astronauts on The Challenger; and “Texas Ranger Trails,” a tribute to Texas Ranger History that is on display at The Texas Ranger Museum in Waco.
Her last masterpiece was a painting of Christ, entitled “Christ the Glorious.”
This is just a few of her known works. She painted Friendswood related scenes such as “The 4th in Friendswood” that is displayed in many homes and businesses throughout the city.
From 1980 to 1998 she maintained a gallery in Dick Daugird’s lighthouse that serves as the State Farm Insurance office on FM 528.
Anyone interested in lending an original work to be included in the showing on Feb. 2, please contact Luis Briones from Friendswood Frame and Gallery, at 281-482-2202.