Let the Light Shine Through, Opening January 5

Winter Sunset, Lisa Beam

A few winters ago, Lisa Beam — community exhibits chair of the Art League of Henderson County — was staying in a cabin on the shores of a pond up north. It was late afternoon, and the setting sun cast long, moody shadows. Unable to look away, Beam painted the “contemplative” scene in watercolor. The resulting piece is less about the forested landscape and more about the light itself. After all,“‘…painting is about capturing the light,’” Beam says, quoting American impressionist C.W. Mundy. With this in mind, the Art League will host a new group exhibition at the Henderson County Public Library. Titled Let the Light Shine Through, the theme “focuses on the contrast between light and shadows,” reads a press statement. As such, featured artwork will depict how light “interplays with architecture, atmosphere, landscapes, objects, or shapes.” The showcase opens in early January and runs through late March. 

Let the Light Shine Through: January 5-March 28 

Art League of Henderson County at the Henderson County Public Library / 301 North Washington St., Hendersonville

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  1. says: Muriel

    You’ve captured the Northern light and shadows beautifully, Lisa! I walk in the crisp stillness of a peaceful afternoon sunset again. Thank you, Dear Friend.

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