The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of an exhibition entitled Coastal Visions x2, featuring artists Sarah Brown and Heide Hallemeier. From Friday, June 30 through Saturday, July 29, both of the Art Center’s galleries will be filled with paintings by the South Coast artists. A reception in their honor will be held on Friday, June 30 at the Marion Art Center from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. It is free and open to the public. At 7:00 pm that evening, the two artists will speak briefly about the creative inspiration and process behind their exhibited work. Also featured during the opening will be Art in Bloom, vibrant and creative floral interpretations by the Marion Garden Group.
Artist Sarah Brown, of Marion, has been has been exhibiting at the Marion Art Center since 1968. She studied art at De Pauw University and then went to art and music school in France at Fontainebleau. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries on Cape Cod, in Boston and Chicago. While often recognized for her vibrant watercolors, in recent years Sarah has been working with pastels. Her works reflect the wind, waves and lush gardens of our sea coast and surrounding communities. Using color and line, she expresses the special character of Southeastern Massachusetts. An active instructor, Sarah will be resuming her pastel classes at her Marion studio.
Heide Hallemeier was educated at the Art Academies in Vienna, Austria and Germany as a graphic designer. A resident of South Dartmouth, she is a signature artist member and past board member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and a past president of the Westport Art Group. Heide has exhibited throughout New England and Pennsylvania and has been accepted into many national shows, winning numerous prizes in juried exhibitions. She also juries and judges art shows across the area, is a painting instructor, and participates in the South Coast Open Studio Tour.