A new exhibit titled, “Springtime,” by local artist Paulette Carr, opens at the Leep Art Gallery on April 9, 2020 at the Postma Center on the Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services campus in Grand Rapids.
Paulette Carr is self-trained artist who has attended many art workshops and conferences around the United States, Europe and Caribbean.
Springtime is a time of renewal and rebirth. A time to grow after a dark, cold and bitter time. This show represents that time of growth after that period of darkness. The colors seem brighter, the emotions fresher and the peace and serenity more cherished.
This show has a strong influence of the impressionists, Monet, Pissaro, Manet and many more who went through a dark time for the arts and yet came out with such beautiful colors and light. “I hope the viewer will find themselves in a peaceful, serene place emotionally when viewing this exhibit,” says Carr.
Her work can be seen all around Michigan in such places as West Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Great Legs Winery, Brewery, Distillery; Start Up to Success Agency; Community Choice Credit Union; and Red Cedar Spirits. She has exhibited at First United Methodist Church, Holland Area Arts Council, Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, Red Lotus Gallery in Muskegon and many others.
Carr is a member of Holland Friends of Art, Holland Area Arts Council, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Chicago Institute of Art, Philadelphia Art Museums, and Minneapolis Museum of Art. In addition to creating art, Carr has been active in promoting arts in the community through presentations for artists on “The Art of Selling Art Shamelessly” and promoting the arts through “Artists Sharing Sunshine.” She is also an instructor of unique classes offered for the beginning and non-artists to help them face the blank canvas.
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 April 9 to July 7, 2020. 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.