In a first for Mount Pleasant Arts IMPACT, the new art exhibit in the public library showcases the work of student artists.
Twenty-seven artists, all studying under the guidance of local art professional Annie Guldberg, are ages six through adult. The students worked individually in one-on-one lessons over the summer with Annie in her Mount Pleasant studio.
As part of the learning process, each student was challenged to create a piece that included both an element of drawing and an element of painting. Part of the challenge assignment suggested students create a self-portrait in any style or a drawing of one or more of the students’ personal interests. The finished product was to include a painted portion on 11” x 14” canvas. These are the works shown in the Mount Pleasant public library gallery display.
The current exhibit in the Mount Pleasant Public Library includes 27 examples from the student work produced. A fascinating part of the exhibit is seeing how each individual artist worked through the project in his or her individual way.
Annie Guldberg’s main teaching philosophy is to encourage all her students to love the process of creation. She believes that art, like any skill, can be learned with the right tools and practice. Given a relaxing, encouraging, and creative environment, Annie believes students of any age can be inspired to create.
Annie is a professional artist who lives in Mount Pleasant. She teaches private one-on-one art lessons in her studio as well as creating work for sale in galleries around the midwest. She is also known for her commissioned artwork in oils. Her website is www. OilPainterAnnie.com for those wishing to see her work.
The Mount Pleasant Arts IMPACT art gallery is supported by the Enhance Henry County Foundation.