Friday, November 30, 2018

The World Is Full of Beauty and Love

December Art Reception at Special Time

Second Story Gallery will hold an artist reception at a special time Dec. 7, with the intent to attract visitors to the new show by Jennifer Neal before the festivities begin with Hometown Holidays. The Gallery will offer music and treats as part of a “twilight” artist reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

Neal’s show, “The World is Full of Beauty and Love,” will be unveiled that night and remain on display through Jan 26, 2019, in the Gallery upstairs in the Camas Public Library.

The Camas artist says her work is her way of changing the world, one painting at a time. “I'm interested in creating art that explores how our human connections are embodied in the materials and rituals of our daily lives and how those reflect beauty or brutality.”

She points to a bag of coffee beans in her kitchen as an example of something holding “a thousand hidden stories of people across time and space,” saying she’s most interested in art that explores human connections in the materials of daily life. She says she prefers “the beautiful story, the one that acknowledges the deep wounds of the world and imagines less brutal possibilities.”

Neal’s bold paintings will be on exhibit through Jan. 26 during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Artist's Reception 
Open to the Public

Friday December 7
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
(please note special reception time)