BUCKHANNON – ART26201 will present “REFLECTION OF CREATION”, a solo exhibition by nature artist Lydia Grimm, on Friday, September 2, 2022, at the Colonial Arts Center’s MIB GALLERY. There will be an opening artists reception from 4-8 p.m., and Grimm will give a special introduction at 5 p.m.
Reservations are recommended for the artist introduction, and they can be emailed to [email protected]
In addition to the opening event on September 2, the MIB GALLERY will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24.
All events at the MIB GALLERY are free and open to the public. Significant financial assistance for the Colonial Arts Center rehabilitation project was 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:
Repulsed acrylic painter and metalworker Lydia Grimm was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, where she grew up in a rural valley with woods on the hills. Lydia currently resides in Moundsville, WV, with her husband (and biggest supporter) Michael, as well as their four-year-old son, who is her biggest critic and manager.
I grew up running around fields and woods looking for mounds of fairies, dragons and, more realistically, escaped cows. I had a passion for art which was nurtured very early by my two parents; my mother used to draw with dry pastels, and now she knits everything continuously, from socks to the most intricate lace shawls. My father painted in acrylics and worked in repoussé (metal work in hammered relief); two of his works (one of a barn and the other of a factory in Pittsburgh) now hang in my house.
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 to the home. We may not be able to walk out into a forest every day and see all the surprises it brings, from the tiniest newt in the rain to a motionless, wary fox, but I feel my paintings help capture those moments and the joy of such observations. carry.