Art is ageless: Carpels hosts “Generations” exhibition by local artists – Residents Community News Group, Inc.

The interior of the Carpels Prescription Library Museum will be transformed by more than 20 pieces by seven local artists starting March 1. Photo by Mimi Sherman Paris.

The Carpill Handmade Library Museum in the historic Springfield neighborhood of Jacksonville opens a new art exhibition featuring a group of local artists on March 1st.

The “Generations” show will feature more than 20 art pieces by seven artists – Leila Griffith, Susan Maggie, Mary McCallister, Jim Pearce, Mimi Sherman Pierce, Megan Reid and Jackie Schreink – in a variety of mediums, from the water. From paints to glass to containers.

The exhibition’s title piece, “Breeds”, is a watercolor piece by San Marco artist Jim Paris, depicting Atlantic red pine trees from Fort Clinch State Park on Fernandina Beach. “Sculpted by the wind and the waves, this North Atlantic red cedar has been attached to the seashore for generations,” Paris said.

Artist Jim Pears stands in front of the tree that holds his
Artist Jim Pierce stands in front of a tree inspired by his “breeds” watercolor, the title piece for an upcoming exhibition at the Carpel’s Prescription Library Museum. Photo courtesy of Jim and Mimi Sherman Paris.

Cheryl McCain, curator of the Carpels Handwriting Library Museum curator and educational awareness coordinator with art created by artists of different generations, said the exhibition is an opportunity to illustrate the fact that creativity and inspiration do not need age.

“This show shows that creativity comes from all ages and generations,” McCain said. “It’s very important – I really appreciate Mimi [Sherman Pearce] To put this show together because that’s what it really represents: the creativity of individuals of all ages.

In the art world, McCain added, “ageism is real” and exhibitions such as “Generations” reassuringly note that age does not define, hinder or limit an artist’s interest in creating their work with the world and To share.

Exhibition organizer and artist Mimi Sharmin Paris is a mantra for art “… art has the power to relax, rejuvenate and even heal the soul …” and she added, “These artists do it.”

Artist Mimi Sharmin Paris her
Artist Mimi Sharmin Paris works on her “Funky Idol with Pearls”. Photo courtesy of Jim and Mimi Sherman Paris.

San Marco artist Mary McAllister enjoys capturing and reflecting nature in her work and loves connecting with people through it.

“When someone looks at a painting and can relate to it to the extent that it says, ‘Yeah, I know it’ or ‘I know how it feels, it’s very helpful,'” she said.

The exhibition opens on March 1 and will run until April 28. The Carpill Edition Library Museum will host a reception for artists on Saturday, April 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Carpels has been a Jacksonville administration for over 30 years. It features a collection of famous Carpelis version libraries containing over one million historical manuscripts and documents. In addition to collecting this tour, it also supports the local art community by hosting exhibitions like “Generations” throughout the year. It is located at the corner of West 1st and North Laura streets.

By Michelle Lewas
Residents community news

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