"Peaceful Pathways" Oil Paintings by Renee Pitts
Friday, December 1, 2017 Starts at 10:00 am - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:00 pm
The Gallery @ Barr Photographics
152 E Main St, Ste 2-E Abingdon VA, 24210
The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the holiday installment of the CornerGallery’s 2017 exhibition series, with an exhibit of oil and mixed media paintings entitled “Peaceful Pathways” by award winning, Bluff City TN, artist, Renee Pitts.
Renee holds a Masters of Art, East Tennessee State University, 2003 and is very active in the art communities of the Tri-Cities. Renee’s professional career as an art instructor in secondary institutions including Science Hill High School, Johnson City TN., Brentwood Academy , Brentwood TN and Dobyns Bennett High School, Kingsport TN. spans thirty years. She is also a prolific workshop instructor for local art organizations previously including the Johnson City Arts Council, Johnson City, TN, and presently including The Kingsport Art Guild, Kingsport, TN and national establishments including Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM. Renee offers private instruction through Renee Pitts’ Studio, Bluff City, TN.
In her Artist Statement, Renee reveals “I want to invite the viewer to stop and observe the beauty of life in the extraordinary moments and scenes from our everyday lives. We are so busy that we do not see the message of joy, hope, and renewal that God has placed before us in His creation. If we pause to notice the elements of art in our settings, the colors, the lines, values in the beautiful scenery around us we can find a peace for that moment, a healing sense that there is something worth noticing and appreciating and learning about life no matter who we are, where we are, or what we are doing. Taking a moment to enjoy beauty rests our soul and transports us to another place, outside our troubling or taxing circumstances. I want the compositional arrangement of light, color, texture, value, and movement to speak to the viewer in such a way that the moment captured belongs to his or her own experience”.
“Peaceful Pathways” will be celebrated with a gala reception and demonstration of technique by Ms Pitts, to which the public is cordially, invited, on Friday, 08 December from 7 - 9:00 PM in The Gallery @ Barr Photographics, 152 E. Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia. “Peaceful Pathways” will hang, and be offered for sale, through 31, January 2018. The Gallery @ Barr Photographics is housed in the Greenway Trigg Building, located in the heart of Abingdon’s main street historic district. Please call 276- 628-1486 or visit http://barrphotographics.com for further information.