Two artists, Carrie Rodgers-O’Neal and Melissa Ramirez,
have an art exhibit at the Pine Rest Postma Center Leep Art Gallery located
at 300 68th Street, Grand Rapids.
In this exhibit, guests will
enjoy the color, textures and experiences of the artists Rodgers-O’Neal and
Ramirez as they travel through Italy and southern France. Their art is expressed
in watercolors, mixed media and experimental techniques. The show is titled “La
Passeggiata - II” which is Italian and means “the relaxing walk when all is
Rodgers-O’Neal tries to
capture in her paintings the beauty of age and history. Not necessarily the
historical architecture of cathedrals and fountains, but the effect of time and
life on human elements such as wooden fishing boats washed by the sea, tile and
stucco worn by the weather, landscapes carved by wind and rain.
Ramirez has a passion for the
Mediterranean region, Venice in particular. Each canal holds a new surprise,
the reflections, color and architecture are the same, but different. She communicates
in a light hearted, joyful way with fun brush strokes, vivid colors and
See the artists’ simple
interpretations of a special place, people and culture drenched in sunlight and
The exhibit at Pine Rest will
run until Jan. 7, 2013. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Additional times are available by appointment. There is no admission
fee. For more information, please call 616/222-4530.
About Pine Rest
Pine Rest, one of the five
largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., has served the
greater Grand Rapids and national community for more than 100 years. It offers
a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization,
residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery,
extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as
specialized assessment and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in
Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations in Michigan
and two in Iowa.