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Myers paintings featured on library art wall this autumn

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Rhonda Myers poses with a selection of paintings to be displayed on McIver's Grant Public Library's Art Wall through the end of November. The talented artist invites residents a closer look for images hidden within her paintings in 'Out of This World,' 'His Almighty Power' and 'Campfire Story.' Landscapes, portraits, vignettes and abstracts grace the wall. Those interested in more information on Myers' work may visit www.rhonda-myers.artistwebsites.com. To view some of the paintings on display at the library, visit the photo galleries featured on www.stategazette.com.
This autumn, the art wall at McIver's Grant Public Library will feature the work of local artist Rhonda Myers.

Myers, an instructor for group classes and private lessons, has chosen both oil and acrylic paintings for her first showing at the library.

"I've done this all my life," said Myers. "I started writing my name and drawing stick figures about the same time. My family has always been creative. My grandmother played the piano, the organ and the French harp. My mother was creative and wrote poems. And I paint."

Myers, who is often private about both her work and her technique, feels a spiritual connection to her work.

"(I do this) with God's help," said Myers. "I feel like His presence is with me when I am doing this. I feel like the angel is just holding the brush."

The artist appreciates McIver's Grant Public Library and board member Penny Hearn Law, who is in charge of organizing exhibits by artists in the community.

"I appreciate the library and the Friends of the Library organization for allowing this space for artists to share their work with the community," said Myers. "It's really special."

"We are glad to use this space to highlight and feature people in our community who have so much talent," said Law. "There are really some hidden gems in our community."

Myers and Law worked together to choose the pieces to be featured on the wall through the end of November.

"We just picked out a variety of different things," said Law.

"We chose the paintings for their color and their theme," said Myers. "We have some portraits, home and family, country and landscapes. The color and theme flow with them. We wanted them to flow so you don't feel jarred when you look from one painting to the other."

Myers often donates her work, creating portraits for residents who have lost a youngster tragically or painting pieces for her church. She also does commission work.

Many of the pieces shown on the McIver's Grant Art Wall are for sale. Those interested in more information on Myers' work may visit www.rhonda-myers.artistwebsites. com.

To view some of the paintings on display at the library, visit the photo galleries featured on www.stategazette.com.


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Sincere thank you to State Gazette!

-- Posted by rhomy on Sat, Oct 12, 2013, at 9:07 AM


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