Parrot Gallery is a project of artists and musicians worshiping at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. Art exhibits are open for downtown Lancaster First Fridays and by appointment with church office. Regular gallery talks are scheduled with each featured artist.
Naomi Paine, a 1987 Messiah College fine art graduate, presents “Free Fall,” a mixed media exhibit, in The Parrot Gallery during May and June, 2017. Her opening reception on First Friday of Artwalk Weekend, May 5, 5:30-8:30, is in the gallery at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster at 328 W. Orange Street.
Paine’s art reflects her spiritual journey and is a way of expressing ideas, feelings and visions that emerge from her multi-layered experience of being human. She portrays exploration in a complex world using glass, wire, stoneware, wood, paper, photographs, tree limbs, seed pods, rocks and other found items. Her artwork addresses questions about mortality within the context of life, growth, expansion and transformation.
Paine grew up roaming the woods and fields of the Messiah College campus where her father was a professor and her mother a church musician. After many years as a mission volunteer and office worker, she spent some time in the US postal service delivering mail. During that period she also graduated from the holistic spirituality master’s program at Chestnut Hill College.
On fair weather days she frequently bikes from her home in Lancaster City to Landis Homes Retirement Community where she works as an Advancement Assistant.
“Free Fall” runs from May 5-June 30, 2017.
The Parrot Gallery is open on First Fridays, Sundays, and during the week by appointment. Call 717-392-7567.