Art Gallery

Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St. 

On the beautiful brick interior walls of the Lancaster Theatre, visitors can find an ever-changing variety of beautiful works of art in media ranging from photography to paintings to sculpture. Many of the works on display are available for purchase. The gallery features the work of local and regional artists on a bimonthly rotation.


A. Eilene Carver
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"Texas Skies"

Since I was a child, I have been an avid observer of the dramatic and everchanging Texas skies. The clouds reflect the moody nature of Texas weather which can go from buttermilk summer skies to building storms in minutes and then end in brilliant palettes at days end. Watching the beauty unfold never fails to produce awe and closeness to my creator.

I enjoy the abstract nature of pure sky studies; which focus primarily on color and form. Sunset studies allow me to depict silhouetted clues to landscape delineated against the last light of day.


I was raised in South Texas and am one of four artists in my family. I earned my BFA in Communication Design from Baylor University and an MFA in Painting from UC Berkeley.

Painting is my sincerest form of communication. I prefer the quiet voice of nuanced palettes to portray the effects of light, atmosphere and mood. A constant element of my work is the use of surreptitious symbolism to express narrative. The everyday objects of our ‘domestic landscapes’ often establish connections to time, place and experience that can be uniquely personal and oddly universal at the same time. A personal iconography has evolved from objects that have imprinted me, providing a visual vocabulary to reflect my intimate observations of human nature and culture. Across all my work, I desire to inspire lasting personal reflection. My pieces have received awards and been included in regional & national exhibitions since 1986, including such venues as The Women's Museum of Dallas, the former Laguna Gloria Museum in Austin, Berkeley Arts Center, San Antonio Museum of Art, and the San Francisco MOMA, Artist's Gallery. In addition, my paintings reside in numerous private collections throughout the United States.

I have taught at the college level since the early nineties. I love the interaction with students; encouraging their creative process through the development of techniques & self-expression. I currently teach Drawing and Painting at Collin College where I have received the Vision Award and Outstanding Associate Professor of the Year. My passions include nurturing native Texas plants on my ‘little’ acre, family gatherings & days in the studio with my three dogs.

Eilene Carver - PAC art Gallery

Art Exhibit Viewing Times: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and during other special events.