Art lovers will take a trip to Maine with local artist Heather Grills.
The next artCentral exhibition at Hyde House, “Marine Musings”, features paintings and sculptures in both galleries. In the Main Gallery, “Into the Void: Images of Eating Disorders,” and “Paget’s Pots: Vulvar Cancer Awareness Vessels” is in the Member Gallery.
The colorful scenes and pottery by Joplin artist, Grills, will open with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19 at Hyde House Gallery, 1110 E. 13th Street, Carthage.
This event is free and open to the public to enjoy. This show will remain in the gallery weekends free for viewing through May 5.
A message from Heather Grills:
“I create primarily representational artwork. By capturing the essence of a particular person or place I honor their original Creator. The ability to record even a glimpse of the soul of a person or place is what separates one technically adept painting from a more moving one.
“My landscapes are very personal: of coastal Maine and of small town and rural Missouri, I accept commissions of landscapes and of buildings as well as people and animals because I realize the power of place in my own life. I spent my childhood summers with my Gram in Wells, Maine and feel a deep connection, even though I'm 'from away.'
“I spend each summer painting and beach combing with my own children staying in the same little white cottage on the same rocky beach.
“My ceramic works are also inspired by the infinite variation of form that undersea life takes. My hand painted porcelain stoneware vessels are reminiscent of barnacles, sponges, and corals.”