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Michelle Jewett’s work to be featured in Grass Valley

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What: May and June artist Michelle Jewett

Where: Cork49, 142 Mill Street, Grass Valley

When: Artist’s reception 5-7 p.m. May 3. Art will be on display from May 1 through June 30, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 1-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 1-8 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m.

Info: Visit http://www.cork49gv.com or call 530-277-8524

Local acrylic artist Michelle Jewett will be featured at Cork49 in downtown Grass Valley at 142 Mill Street in May and June, according to a release.

The Artist’s Reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on May 3.

Formally educated in structural and dynamics engineering, Michelle Jewett discovered her love for painting when she and her husband retired to Nevada City in 2009. She had begun acrylic painting in the years before retirement as a way to relieve stress from a demanding career.

Jewett began taking classes with various local artists and was inspired by their creativity. She also finds landscape inspiration locally as well as during traveling. After trying different mediums, she chose acrylics as her preferred medium because of the prior familiarity, textures and the vibrant colors. Eventually, she started experimenting with different techniques.

Jewett considers herself an “eclectic painter.” She enjoys experimenting with acrylics and mixed media, such as collage, to create compositions with interesting colors and textural effects. Her collection of work includes abstracts, collage abstracts, landscapes, and still lifes.

Most recently she has started to explore acrylic pouring, which she finds appeal to her love of abstracts. She is intrigued by the organic and free form of a variety of pouring techniques. Pouring involves chemistry and physics, which speaks to the engineer in her.

For more information contact Cork49 at 530-277-8524 or mjewettart@gmail.com.

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