The Pine Center for the Arts welcomes artists Nan Grubbs and Klaire Pearson, featured artists for the month of February. Work on display will include paintings and jewelry.
Pearson’s paintings examine the social expectations of girls and women. “My paintings are a way for me to explore the unnatural expectations of femininity,” Pearson said. “The women depicted in my paintings are portrayed life-sized in order to express to the viewer that these subjects represent actual people. The scale of the paintings allows the women to be seen as monumental and intimidating, especially since they look down towards the viewer.”
Grubbs began creating jewelry as a hobby with her daughter in 2012. It grew into a passion the following year when she was diagnosed with cancer. “This was a year of growing, changing, learning, breaking, and rebuilding for me. It would also be the year I found my passion,” Grubbs said.
The February gallery will open on Friday, February 10 at the Pine Center for the Arts. A special ‘Art After Work’ reception will be held from 4-7 p.m. in the gallery space at 265 5th Street SE. The public is invited for this free event to drop by for light appetizers and an opportunity to meet the artists.