Transit of Venus in Pastel
Harris Branch, Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
51446 Elm Road, Granger IN 46530
May 1 to June 9, 2012
Reception 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9
Library hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sundays - Closed
Members of the Northern Indiana Pastel Society invite guests and the public to their exhibit of space-themed art May 1 to June 9 at Harris Branch, Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library, 51446 Elm Road, Granger IN 46530.
Ideas such as sun, moon, stars, planets, new worlds, or Venus will be featured. The show includes 25 works by 19 artists all working in soft pastel. Pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry pigments than that of any other process.
The exhibit is inspired by the heavenly event, June 5, 2012, when the planet Venus passes between Earth and the sun. The art show is one of many events marking the Transit of Venus in South Bend and the surrounding community. Below are four pieces from the exhibit.