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Two Artists Combine Work to Exhibit at the Pine Rest Leep Art Gallery

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 taken in.”  

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 animated scenes.  

See the artists’ simple interpretations of a special place, people and culture drenched in sunlight and history.  

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.