Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Marlene Gremillion "One Woman Show" at the at the Arts and Science Center in Pine Bluff
Artist Marlene Gremillion, a seven year Hot Springs Village resident, is active in the visual arts in the Village and surrounding areas. She is a member of Brushstrokes, a Hot Springs Village artist organization, a member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists, an instructor at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, and an instructor at National Park Community College Continuing Education. Her works are collected by many across the country.
The Arts and Science Center of Pine Bluff, an exceptional gallery and museum in Arkansas’ Delta country, will host her one woman exhibition. The exhibit displays her versatility of media (watercolor, oil, pastel, collage, and mixed media), and her variety of subjects (landscape, portrait, floral, and abstracts). Marlene draws on nature for inspiration and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. At this exhibit of over fifty paintings, the artist will discuss her work with a follow up question and answer session. Admission is free and open to the public.
The reception is Sunday, June 22, 2008, from 2 to 4 PM. The show will hang until the end of July. The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas at 701 Main St., Pine Bluff, AR 71601 (phone 870-536-3375) will host the event.
This is a chance to discover how a productive artist delivers art to the public. She first captures the original core image from nature and life experiences. The second step is to choose an interesting and inspiriting image to paint, and selecting the media carefully that has the color and texture to flesh out the subject. Landscape , where some images are captured in plein aire, is suited for pastel and oil media. The subtle, soft effects of watercolor fit well with floral and abstract subjects. Collage media collates well with spontaneity and abstract works.
Marlene’s works are also on display at the downtown Little Rock Cox Creative Gallery, the El Dorado Backwoods Gallery, the Hot Springs Artist Workshop Gallery, and the West Monroe, LA Ouachita River Art Gallery.