Carson Gallery show continues through January 25
Reno artists Penny Pemberton and Carol J. Neel present their own interpretations of life’s experiences and methods of healing in a watercolor exhibit, “Journeys: Masked, Poured & Reduced,” at Western Nevada College Carson City. The exhibit continues through Friday, Jan. 25, in the College Gallery.
Pemberton and Neel are award-winning artists who create beautiful works in watercolor and printmaking. They both also had fulfilling health care careers. Pemberton was born and raised in Yerington, and became a pediatrician who practiced in Northern Nevada for 30 years. Neel was raised in Southern California, and worked in nearly all areas of medical-surgical nursing, and nurse education. Fittingly, much of their artwork can be found in patient rooms at Renown Regional Medical Center, as well as in homes and businesses.
“When we look around us and experience what we see rather than just ‘see it,’ that moment of discovery is a journey in time,” Neel said. “When we paint it, we remember and relive that moment with every brush stroke, line, value distinction and color choice. The journey then continues as we paint. The original vision we experienced becomes transformed into a new vision of our own creation.”
“My exploration into the artistic world evolved as an integral progression on my journey as a member of the healing arts,” said Pemberton. “In retirement, I continue on my journey into the transformation of becoming a ‘Healing Artist.’ I produce art that I like, for my enjoyment, but it is always rewarding when others enjoy it as well.”
The exhibit is open weekdays, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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