The Shine of Art Princeton Art Society will host the spring exhibition

PRINCETON – Members of the Princeton Arts Society believe there is no better time to add light and sparkle to the world than now and are thrilled to be able to announce their 31st annual spring show called “Radiance”.

The opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, followed by a weekend exhibition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, at Princeton Senior & Community Center, 206 Worcester Road.

“We expect to have more than 90 exhibited works,” said Jean Strock, vice president of the Princeton Arts Society. “The exhibition will include works in oil, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography and more, including three-dimensional works, with themes as diverse as our artists.”

Visitors will see a beautiful mix of artwork representing some of the region’s most talented artists.

“The works often featured contain themes of nature, including landscapes, flowers and birds, which I believe reflect the kind of community we live in,” she said.

The Princeton Arts Society has a reputation for attracting members, artists and art lovers from Princeton and nearly 20 cities in the area. Strock said she thanks the city of Princeton for allowing the society to use the Senior & Community Center space for the show.

“Its soft neutral walls nicely showcase wall art,” she said. “We have a long-standing relationship with our senior center and we enjoyed sponsoring the program.”

Strock says all the artwork in the exhibition created by members of the society, many of whom are award-winning artists, is widely recognized in their fields.

Leominster resident and artist Yvonne Hemingway, a longtime member of the Princeton Arts Society, has been working on watercolors for the past 30 years, capturing the beauty of nature with her award-winning paintings of flowers, birds and landscapes.

“I enjoy working primarily in watercolor because of its spontaneous nature and the quality of transparency and light that can be achieved with the right amount of water and pigment,” she said. “My passion for nature, and especially for flowers, is what inspires my images of local bird and flower landscapes.”

Hemingway says he also enjoys working one-on-one with students in his home studio and being part of their artistic journey.

She has studied art at local colleges and museums and continues to study independently through books and videos, as well as workshops with some of her favorite artists, including Charlotte Wharton, Marjory Glick and Paul George.

Her paintings have been judged at exhibitions with the New England Watercolor Society, Bennington Center for the Arts, and have been exhibited at the Twist Gallery in Lexington. She is a member of the New England Watercolor Society and is active in local art groups including the Leominster Art Association, the Princeton Arts Society and the Central Mass Plein Air Painters.

Many of the exhibiting artists participate in the exhibition on Friday night, which is a good opportunity for the community to get to know the artists and enjoy the refreshment.

“It’s always exciting to see what artwork people bring to the exhibit,” Strock said. “The exhibition is a way for the community to show their gratitude to our artists who have put their heart into their artwork, and it has been a long-standing spring tradition for many years.”

Strock believes the show is small enough to feel personal and intimate; however, large enough to have a lot of variety.

“Art of all kinds – painting, sculpture, music, literature, etc. – is a great form of expression and communication,” she said. “Art is in our homes, in our workplaces and on the walls of our cities and towns. It’s hard to imagine our lives without it. And showing support for our artists is very important. ”

The Princeton Arts Society was founded in 1991 by a small group of enthusiasts who were committed to promoting the arts through exhibitions, workshops, performances and lectures. The Society is a nonprofit organization that promotes art in central Massachusetts through programs, events, and shows.

For more information, visit www.princetonarts.org or the Princeton Arts Society Facebook page.

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