ART26201 to present painter and metalworker Lydia Grimm’s exhibit, ‘Reflection of Creation,’ opening Sept. 2

BUCKHANNON — ART26201 will present “REFLECTION OF CREATION,” a solo exhibition by nature artist Lydia Grimm, Friday, September 2, 2022, at the M.I.B. GALLERY in the Colonial Arts Center.  There will be an opening artist’s reception from 4 to 8 p.m., and Grimm will give a special introduction at 5 p.m.

Reservations are recommended for the artist’s introduction, and they can be emailed to info@ART26201.com.

In addition to the opening event on September 2, the M.I.B. GALLERY will be open from 4-8 p.m. on September 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24.

All events at the M.I.B. GALLERY are free and open to the public.  Significant financial assistance for the Colonial Arts Center Rehabilitation project has been provided by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History; ART26201; Buckhannon Community Theatre; West Virginia Split Rail; and the FirstEnergy Foundation.

About Lydia Grimm:
Acrylic painter and repoussé metalworker Lydia Grimm was born in Butler, PA, where she grew up in a rural valley with woodlands on the hills. Lydia currently resides in Moundsville, WV, with her husband (and greatest supporter) Michael, along with their four-year-old son, who is her biggest critic and manager.

Artist’s Statement:
I grew up running wild through fields and woods looking for faery mounds, dragons and—more realistically— escaped cows.  I had a passion for art that was nurtured very early on by both my parents; my mother drew with soft pastels, and she now continuously knits everything—from socks to the most complex lace shawls. My father painted with acrylics and worked in repoussé (hammered relief metalwork); two of his works (one featuring a barn and the other a Pittsburgh factory) now hang in my home.

My works feature natural subjects in the form of trees, plants, animals, and even insects. With these works, I hope to convey the joy that nature brings into the home. We may not be able to go out into a forest every day and see all the surprises it brings, from the smallest newt in the rain, to a still, wary fox, but I feel my paintings help capture those moments and the joy such sightings carry.

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