Signature watercolor show features local artists
By SHEILA FRAYNE RHOADES
A rare opportunity awaits the public in Chesterfield. The works of 48 watercolor artists – all of them local artisits and some who are nationally known – now are on exhibit at Art Trends Gallery (703 Long Road Crossing Drive, Suite 1), site of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society Signature Member Show. Ninety pieces of art are on display.
The exhibit provides art enthusiasts the chance to view and purchase quality watercolor paintings created by members of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society. The show opened on June 4 and originally was scheduled to run only through the end of June, but it has met with such success that it has been extended until July 30.
“Watercolor is the hardest form of painting to master, because the artist can’t cover up mistakes,” said Nancy Dorwart, manager of Art Trends Gallery. “Watercolors come from the heart and hand. The observer must really get up close and personal with the painting.”
A closing reception for the exhibit will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Fri., July 30. Admission is free, and those attending will have the chance to meet personally with the artists while enjoying wine and cheese. Watercolor paintings will be on sale for the duration of the exhibit. “I urge the public to come see these fantastic paintings now, because when they’re gone, they’re gone,” Dorwart said.
Exhibit hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
More information on the Saint Louis Watercolor Society can be found at stlws.org
as published in West Newsmagazine, July 21, 2010, NewsmagazineNetwork.com