Marilyn Weidenaar will present her art exhibit “Genesis Series” in the chapel lobby on Friday, Sept. 18.
Weidenaar’s artwork is the first exhibit of the Orange City Arts Council’s “The Touring Gallery” series, which features local artists in public venues. Weidenaar’s show will coincide with the performance of the jazz ensemble, “Open Hands.”
Weidenaar, a Sioux Center artist, has taught painting and drawing classes at Northwestern, Dordt and Northwest Iowa Community College. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and has exhibited artwork both locally and on the East coast.
Weidenaar has also operated a gallery in Sioux Center for a year and has been a featured artist at the Eastbank Gallery on Eighth Street in Sioux Falls.
In reference to how the “Genesis Series” came to be, Weidenaar said, “In order to create something new, sometimes the old needs to be radically altered.”
Her series begins with a realistic self-portrait, which reminded Weidenaar of the words from Genesis, “In the beginning… the earth was formless… and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
This led to the “Let there be…” paintings. “Like jazz music’s many moods, some of the paintings are bright and energetic, while others are quiet and poetic,” Weidenaar said.
The “Genesis Series” will be on display for the public in the chapel lobby from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The artist will be present prior to the 7:30 p.m. concert and again following the concert. There will be no charge to attend the exhibit.