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New Artist Opens at Pine Rest Leep Art Gallery

Pine Rest welcomes artist Pamela Alderman to the Bruce and Mary Leep Art Gallery at the Postma Center beginning on January 5, 2011. The gallery is located on the main campus of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services at 300 68th Street.

Alderman’s show is titled “Healing Reflections.” Her exhibit complements one of Pine Rest’s centennial celebration themes of healing. Alderman’s personal life has felt the impact of healing care, and her artwork showcases this beautifully. Her use of color and composition leaves the viewer with a greater sense of what it means to heal and be healed. She is truly inspired by the power of healing, and identifies this as her artistic calling. 

“I began discovering that each stroke within my paintings carries the potential to awaken the human heart,” says Alderman. “And the subtle trail of the brush possesses the power to heal.”

She primarily works in watercolor, with beaches, flowers, people and children as her subjects of choice. Alderman’s work has been on display at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids and children’s hospitals in Denver, Philadelphia, San Diego, Cleveland, and Ann Arbor.  She also entered her paintings in ArtPrize.

Alderman’s “Healing Reflections” will run January 5 – April 4, 2011. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. through 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 is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa. 

Pine Rest achieved a historic milestone in June 2010 when the organization marked 100 years of service to the greater Grand Rapids and national community. The Pine Rest Foundation observes an important milestone as well, 50 years of service. A year-long celebration begins in fall 2010 – 100 years of innovation, countless healing moments.