MARION - The Marion Art Center presenting a new exhibition, featuring paintings by Anne Holtermann and photographs by Nancy Rich.

An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 6 – 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibition runs Oct. 4 through Nov. 16.

Nancy Rich “has an innate ability to see the beauty in simple objects and then capture that beauty in a photograph that both attracts the eye and stimulates the imagination. Her subjects range from small wooden boats, to elegant fragments of seashells, to dried seaweed resembling Tiffany glass, and finally, to up-close macro images of colorful marbles and sparkling gems floating through ice and water.”

Anne Holtermann says of her abstract paintings: “there are inevitable subconscious connections - shapes and forms, color and the constant natural process of the world … I am influenced by the view that presents itself to me whether at a distance or in detail (and) my art is directly linked to visual memory … a heartfelt communication. The simple gestures, the colors that arrive, the forms and shapes - all the elements that play off one another in a harmonious moment that becomes a work of art.”