Shutters & Strokes: A Visual Journey Through God's Amazing World, as captured by Steve & Donna Miller, will be on exhibit from Friday, August 4 through Saturday, September 30. We invite you to join us on Saturday, September 9, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm for a reception to celebrate their work!
Capturing images of God's incredible creation has always been a passion for Donna Miller. But, to be honest, she was very disappointed when her faithful 35mm “bit the dust” and was shoved – kicking and screaming – into the world of digital photography. But now, she can't imagine having to wait for the developing of her film to see what she just captured… not to mention the cost of buying and processing rolls of film!
A full-time job keeps Donna from exploring the many additional facets of photography that she would like to. But for her, there is no thrill like that of capturing one of God's creatures in such a way that allows others to experience the “awe” of what He has created. The camera catches split-second segments of time that frequently go completely unnoticed. She and her husband, Steve, love exploring nature together.
Their adventures have given them a deeper love for the Creator of this magnificent, beautiful universe He has created.
Steve Miller was born In Arlington, Texas, in the late 50s. He grew up in several locations across the "Old South" and now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas with his bride of 46 years, Donna.
Embedded in much of Steve's work is a southern and southwestern influence and his subject matter ranges from the humid climate of the "Deep South'' to the dry, "big sky" country of West Texas and New Mexico.
Steve works in oils, pastels, and charcoal and has won several awards in all three of these mediums, in both local and national art competitions. He has no formal education in art but says he has learned – and continues to learn – from other artists who have traveled the road before him. He finds this visual journey fascinating: exploring color, light, and value to create works of art that tell a story of the world around us.
Steve says, “My foundational goal as an artist is to render the beauty of the incredible creation around us, a world that was created by an awesome God.”
On display are lavishly decorated gowns and trains that represent some of the grandest festivals in Texas: Buccaneer Days in Corpus Christi, Fiesta in San Antonio, and the Rose Festival in Tyler.
Our collection, consisting of nearly 750 dolls, is housed in a 1300 sq. ft. gallery and represents a lifetime expression of love and devotion — not only for dolls, but for children as well.
In a private gallery filled with natural light, we invite you to come view the 30+ bronze sculptures, the majority of which were donated by the estate of Lester and Virginia Clark.
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm