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Photo credit: Marie Kash Weltzheimer

Join us at the Edmond Fine Arts Gallery, 27 E. Edwards St, for a solo show featuring local artist Marie Kash Weltzheimer on Thursday, March 2, from 5 pm to 7 pm.


Marie is an award-winning artist, having been a signature member of the Pastel Society of America since 1989 and becoming a Master Circle Honoree with the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2021. She has exhibited in numerous local, national, and international shows receiving several “Best of Show “Awards for her work. Having been represented by several galleries, she has placed her work in numerous collections, private, corporate, and public. 


For her show at Edmond Fine Arts, Marie is featuring her body of work titled “Elton John 52 Years On”. This artwork depicts Elton John at various stages of his career. Marie states, “I love John’s endurance, tenacity, and ability to get honest with himself. He keeps his kindness and fierce spirit about him.” When speaking about what inspired her to create this body of work, she shared, “Music and the natural world are my inspirations. Brushes, oil or pastel pigments, charcoal, graphite, color, and light are my tools to bring forth the extraordinary that exists around us. Being a decade’s long Elton fan and the 50th anniversary of his breakthrough performance at the Troubadour Club in L.A., I was inspired to create this body of artwork, a celebration & visual exploration of an impressive career. I seek to capture his passion, sensitivity, and essence, moments throughout an adult lifetime.”


Following Marie’s Gallery Opening at Edmond Fine Arts, join Elton John fans for an exceptional tribute performance featuring Adam Marsland at Frenzy Brewing in Downtown Edmond beginning at 7:30 pm. Adam is a critically acclaimed songwriter who won accolades from the national press in 1999 and 2001 for creating the “Best Album of the Year. His music has ranged from playing underground punk bands to power pop groups in the Los Angeles area! He has been in demand as a session musician, and has toured with The Beach Boys. 


The Edmond Fine Arts Institute Gallery is open daily for public viewing Monday – Thursday or by appointment. Monthly gallery exhibits are a program of the Edmond Fine Arts Institute, with support from presenting sponsor, BancFirst, LLC. FAI is Edmond’s nonprofit community arts organization providing year-round visual and performing art classes for children and adults and the Art in Schools Program for 3rd and 4th-grade students in Edmond Public Schools. For more information, visit EdmondFineArts.com or call 405-340-4481.