Orselli’s “Luminaries” at Tryon Depot April 3-28

Published 10:00 pm Friday, March 31, 2017

Janet Orselli will present Luminaries, an exhibit of her drawings of local people, at The Depot Room, 22 Depot St., Tryon, from April 3-28. The public is invited to the reception on Friday, April 7 from 5-7 p.m. A number of the drawings included in the show will be of seniors who attend events at the Meeting Place in Columbus where Orselli leads Akula Foundation Reminiscence groups. 

Orselli said, “I hope people viewing the exhibit will experience the qualities of strength, vitality, joy, persistence or purpose in a well-lived face that radiate and shine through from beneath the surface. The faces are all of generous people loving in spirit who have allowed me to spend time with them. Much of my inspiration originates from being a student at Adawehi in Columbus, where I live amongst a group of people who inspire me in finding beauty and meaning wherever I go.”

Orselli received a Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources administered by the Arts Council of Henderson County, to assist with preparing the drawings for exhibition.

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The Depot Room is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

– article submitted by Janet Orselli