Pebble Peace Gallery
June 7 - June 28
Work of Heart
The Art of James P. Collier
Gallery opening June 7th at noon immediately following Celebration.
Please bring a poem to share and add to our exhibit of words from the heart!
James will be present at the opening to answer questions and share in some light refreshments. Come enjoy the show and help create this work of heart!
This month at Pebble Hill Gallery: Work of Heart: The Art of James P. Collier is on display along side Words from the Heart: words of encouragement, words of sadness, words of reason, words of peace, words of love... Historically block prints were used to illustrate books of poetry and prose. James' art takes us back to a time when words were printed on paper – not computer screens, and pictures were indeed “worth a thousand words.” James linoleum block prints will be priced to sell as another Pebble Fun-d raiser. This time 50% of the proceeds goes to Pebble whereas usually the normal gallery portion is only 20%. All prints that are for sale will be sold un-framed. James has also put his prints on cards and t-shirts which will be available for sale at the opening.
Born in Hunterdon County NJ, James' formative years were spent on a 40 acre farm alongside a rocky creek. As an artist James began with a focus on painting the natural landscape which evolved into an exploration of highly abstracted images. Then for the last five years he has concentrated on printmaking. James speaks:
“The greater the technical skill I developed with linoleum prints, the more I came to appreciate the possibilities that this medium offered for conveying a range of emotional expression. I returned to the three subjects in nature that I knew best from my youth – birds, trees and rocks. I have attempted to endow these subjects with Universal emotions such as loneliness, longing, and hope while at the same time [focusing on] producing appealing images.”
Gallery Hours of Operation
Sunday Afternoons…….12:30 – 2:00pm
Mon. Tues. Thurs..…10:00am – 12:00pm
(Weekday mornings, call first 215-348-3428.)
2nd Friday night........……7:30 – 10:00pm
Contact the Gallery Director for other arrangements.