Mary Ann Van Soest
Meet the Artist Reception
Sunday, May 17 - 1:30 pm
Following a 30 year career as a successful real estate broker, Van Soest knew she wanted to spend the next 20 years fulfilling her passion creating art. Her new journey began as she explored different art mediums. Through that exploration she experimented with different ideas and crafted her art with unusual elements. She has been the recipient of many awards for not only her paintings but her breathtaking art quilts.
Using hand dyed fabrics, acrylic paints and photographs on fabric, Van Soest creates stories about nature that draw the view into her world. Her passion for trees and water are shown in many of her works and her life spent on a farm in Jasper County and travels are her inspiration.
Van Soest was recently awarded the Helen V Surovek Memorial Award at the annual Salon Show at South Shore Arts. In addition to exhibiting both locally and nationally, her works can be found in galleries in Indiana, Ohio and Montana.
The exhibit will be on display through June 25.
The Village Gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities opened in 2009 and has showcased many artists from around the region and across the country. Located at 3303 Pines Village Circle, the gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information call Amy Page at 219/465-1591.