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September 7 - September 28
First Friday Art Walk – September 2018
Discover Art Downtown at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday September 7th from 5pm to 8pm, to view the painting exhibit, “Variations V” of returning artist, Edward Balda, during our First Friday Art Walk.
Edward Balda is an accomplished artist known for his creativity, distinctive style and thought-provoking subject matter. Born in Lawrence, Edward was always fond of drawing and became increasingly interested in art after being introduced to painting in high school. Adept in multiple media including printmaking, jewelry making and graphic design, his current portfolio focuses on oil and acrylic paintings.
Edward’s work is described as “calculated and graceful, but unpretentious.” Influenced by J.M.W Turner, the great British painter of the late 1700’s, Edward’s work is reminiscent of Turner’s landscapes of fog and haze. He works in thin layers, building up a luminous depth of color with his subject matter often reflecting his Ecuadorian heritage and points of travel.
Edward received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a secondary degree in Art Education from Ottawa University. Since 1970, Edward has taught advanced art courses at a local middle school, several high schools and art education and computer graphics courses at Washburn University. He currently teaches art and ceramics at Hayden High School.