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May First Friday
May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Just in time for Mother’s Day Featuring Jewelry artist Krisann Hester and Oil Painter Kristin Pierre. “Sparkle and Color”
This is a FREE event open to the public.
It all started in a test tube. Not me of course, but rather my love of beads. At around the age of 8 or 9, my Mother would take me to the Woolworth store in Chagrin Falls and let me pick out glass test tubes filled with seed beads. I think she felt the smaller the beads the more time it would take to create a masterpiece and the less time I would spend pestering her. It worked – we were both happy! The beads, in all sorts of fancy colors, were so small that I literally used a needle and thread to string them. I’m pretty sure I’ve been beading for pleasure, relaxation (and therapy) ever since. As I grew into my adult years the discovery of how expensive fun & flashy costume jewelry was encouraged me to purchase better quality beads and go out on a limb of creativity. I’m happy to say that my jewelry has earned me countless compliments over the years — if you choose to add one of my pieces of jewelry to your collection or give it as a gift my wish for you is that the compliments you receive add a little extra sparkle to your day!
I have always had a love for art and spent the majority of my earlier years focusing on pastel drawings while experimenting with all mediums. I took numerous art classes including figure drawing, photography, and acrylic painting. In 1995, I won the Board of Education Purchase award for a large pastel drawing I completed my senior year of high school. I continued to draw and take art classes throughout my time in college but never choose art as a focus for my life. Then life happened- jobs changed, travel, moving, marriage and kids all while art took a back seat in my life.
After much time off from something I really loved, my husband gifted me a class at our local art center. It seems, the minute I touched my brush to my canvas, it all began to click. It’s like, after all that time, I finally figured out what I was supposed to do with my life. I feel like something in me is alive again! So here I am, wife, mother and artist and I hope this helps you get to know me better as I continue my journey of capturing beautiful landscapes on canvas. Enjoy!