A! Magazine for the Arts

Art by Four Friends is on display

September 27, 2022

On Oct. 2 at the Renaissance Center Main Gallery, Kingsport, Tenn., an art exhibit, “Amen,” opens. Mary Ann Grib, a local artist in the Tri-Cities, had a vision for a show which would reflect scripture in her artwork.

This show is a collaboration of four friends sharing art inspired by their own lives and life experience.

Grib’s work consists of both realistic and expressive approaches and incorporates various mediums as she chronicles her faith perspective as reflected in scripture. Kathy Hawk works with monotypes, pastel and acrylic paintings and exhibits her love of nature.

Renee Pitts shares her artistic responses to life experiences and faith through several art mediums including watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, oils and art quilting.

Jennifer Phipps is an impressionistic oil painter who strives to bring God’s glory through her work. In this show she will be sharing paintings that were inspired by scripture.

The show opens with a public reception Oct. 2 from 2-4 p.m. The reception features interactive demos and opportunities to learn about art journaling. “Art Journaling Through the Psalms,” an online workshop is offered for those wishing to learn expressive techniques and methods in creating personal art journals. Signup is available at the reception as well as online at www.kingsportartguild.com. Guided group tours are available weekdays through Nov. 7.