Four artists with four very different means of expression show their work until December 17 at the San Antonio Art League. Sallie Stanley Carter’s contemporary portraits, Dona LeCrone Walston’s interpretations of mountains and water, and energetic octogenarian Lee Ricks’ glowing transparent watercolors offer something for every art lover. But fiber artists Rachel Edwards Ridder gets special attention for her unusual creations, something you don’t see in every gallery.
Like Lee Ricks, Ridder is in her 80s, but you wouldn’t guess it by looking at her quirky, contemporary take on non-traditional materials and construction. One of her 3-D assemblages features two stiletto-heeled shoes embellished with, among other things, orange metal cartridge casings that once held the nails used to build her studio.