Opening its July 18 through Sept. 21, 2014 exhibit of fine art in colored pencil, The Holmstad, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community operated by Covenant Retirement Communities, will host an artists’ reception on Friday, July 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Town Center Gallery, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia.
The show will feature the work of approximately 24 students of Geneva’s Beech Tree Studio. Mindful of the popularity of the PBS series “Downton Abbey,” studio owner Andria Burchett and her students selected “Penny Lane” as the theme for the show. “With a British-inspired theme, the works will feature something old worldish,” says Burchett. Guests will see English gardens, high tea, fox hunts, cobblestone alleyway and more.
Burchett notes that the variety and quality of pencils available have made colored pencil an increasingly popular medium in the last 20 years. “They are very versatile and transparent,” she explains. “And because they’re very tight, you can manipulate them to achieve a lot of different effects.”
The artist’s reception and refreshments are free. The exhibit of colored pencil works is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 21, 2014. For more information, visit www.TheHolmstad.org or call 877–226-7310.
About The Holmstad
The Holmstad is a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located at 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, Ill. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior services providers. Covenant Retirement Communities serves 5,000 residents at 15 retirement communities nationwide and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on The Holmstad, call 877–226-7310 or visit www.TheHolmstad.org.