A new exhibit titled, “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things,” by local artist Kendra Postma, opens at the Leep Art Gallery on October 3 at the Postma Center on the Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services campus in Grand Rapids.
Postma is a multimedia, collage, and ceramic artist. She was a long-time student of Loretta Sailors and has studied with numerous other artists over the years. She belongs to the International Society of Experimental Artists and is president for a co-op gallery called Flat River Gallery & Framing in Lowell, Michigan.
“My paintings often take on a dreamlike or spiritual aura to me. Inspiration often comes from walks on the beach with the water lapping at my feet and fills me with a sense of peace, or sometimes it’s my chickens which influence what I create. I always have an intense desire or need to create something that nourishes my soul,” says Kendra Postma.
“For me, the whole process of creating art is fulfilling in a way I don’t completely understand. From pulling out my materials and starting on a blank canvas to signing my name and choosing a frame, I feel rewarded from every part of the journey. Every time I complete a project and finally hang it on the wall or send it away, I’m filled with melancholy that the process is over; at least until I start my next project.”
Postma has exhibited in several galleries and competed in numerous juried art shows. She has also won several awards. Postma is married and has two children.
The Pine Rest Leep Art Gallery exhibit will be on display at the Postma Center located at 300 68th Street, SE, Grand Rapids, Mich., from October 3 until January 2, 2019. The Leep Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 616.222.4530 or go to www.pinerest.org/leep-art-gallery.