The public is invited to an artist reception for the solo exhibition of paintings by Rinal Parikh on May 19th from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Duke Gallery at Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA.
Journey celebrates Rinal's first decade as a professional artist. Her art reflects the heritage and vibrant culture of her native India. She presents a contemporary interpretation of many different styles of Indian painting, which vary throughout the country. The exhibition will feature a temporary mural in the gallery as well as many framed original works presenting images of daily life and wildlife subjects.
During the reception, there will be brief remarks by the artist and a question and answer session at 3 p.m., followed by a short performance of Indian classical dance by Strath Haven High School sophomore, Mira Patel. Mira has been studying Bharatnatyam for seven years as her passion for dance has continued to grow. She appreciates the intricacy of the art form and values the connection it gives her to her Indian roots.
A new exhibition of mixed media work by Wendy Cotton will be on view in the BeaDazzle Gift Gallery. Also, ongoing exhibitions are on view in the Lounge Gallery and Stairwell Gallery featuring work by CAC faculty members Erica Harney and Barbara Hanselman and students in the ARTstart early childhood program.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Friday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rinal Parikh: Journey runs through June 7th.