Beginning April 4, Pine Rest will display artist Rick Beerhorst’s newest work: Oil Paintings and Works on Paper. The exhibit will be located in the Postma Center Leep Art Gallery at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, 300 68th Street, Grand Rapids.
Through his primary medium of oil on canvas, Beerhorst uses a unique method of applying and removing layers of paint using sandpaper and razor blades to create a rich surface of color and texture. At the end of this process is a semi-realistic impressionistic piece which he describes as radiating “a powerful, otherworldly quality.”
Beerhorst describes his paintings as being, “firmly rooted in the past that speak in a fresh way to the present. The concerns which inform my work – of family, people’s relationships with the earth, the realm of the spirit and each other – are also those which guide my life.” His six lively children provide inspiration for his work; the peace and quiet he craves in his personal life he creates in his paintings.
The exhibit will run April 4 through July 2, 2012. 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 is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering 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 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.