The “Strong Women” exhibit will open Thursday, September 12 at Allure Art Center, 419 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. A reception will be held at 5 p.m.
The exhibit features original paintings by Deltaville artist J. Lyn Henderson, reported gallery founder Jeff Cherry. The new paintings are part of her “Strong Women” series that depicts bold, colorful, whimsical subjects with a hint of attitude. Each woman depicted has a story and elicits an emotion, often personal to each viewer.
Henderson’s sources of inspiration today are as diverse as her artwork. She painted as a form of self-expression throughout her childhood, said Cherry. She has a love of painting faces with expression, faces that tell hidden thoughts behind their eyes.
On occasion, she will take that wonderment into another piece of art, art that will always have a story to tell. She seems to have an innate ability to create compassion, hope, humor and fear, then express these emotions in her art, he said.
While living in California, Henderson had the opportunity to attend several art retreats under the direction of Edward and Maxine Runci. This was an experience that she treasures to this day. The Runcis were master artists at their very best, said Cherry.
He asks that those who plan to attend the reception RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 323-3169.