On Saturday, Sep 19th, beginning at 5:00pm, True Grit Art Gallery will host a staggered opening for a solo art exhibition from Blackstone, MA artist Mike Perron entitled ‘Where We Were— Paintings From Before Now’ . In accordance with social distancing guidelines, and in order to limit the number of occupants at one time, the gallery requests that attendees reserve spots to attend the event during one of three spaced 50-minute intervals throughout the evening. Attendees can reserve their spots at here or by calling the gallery at 774-419-4160. Attendees will enjoy complimentary wine, beer, snacks and hear from the artist himself as he speaks about his paintings and the experiences that inspired them. The gallery has taken a number of precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable evening experiencing the local arts. A limited number of free tickets to the reception are available.
Mike Perron is a special educator and part-time art instructor teaching oil painting techniques to teens at Hunakai Studio in Foxboro, MA. Mike has trained in myriad of pursuits including painting and drawing, sculpture, furniture design, ceramics, metal work, and stained glass. “To me, art speaks to a culture, it tells a story of where we are, and where we have come from, perhaps imagining where we are going to be.” says Mike. Channeling Proust, he exclaims, “I have found that a color or an object can sometimes transport our imaginations to where we have been. A certain color can remind me of a glass I used to drink from on a warm summer day, or the hazy sun on a picture plane might trigger a specific memory of a trip to the beach with my pepere as a child.”
‘Where We Were— Paintings From Before Now”’ is on view from it’s opening night of Sep 19th through Oct 10th.