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November 15, 2018

Meet Somerset artist Maddie Mize

 

Artist reception for Maddie Mize | Saturday, Nov. 10 | 4 p.m. | Front lobby

Somerset artist Maddie Mize loves to paint and draws inspiration from everything around her.

“I’ve always been creative. I don’t know where the creativity comes from, but art is very personal to me,” said Mize, a self-taught artist. “Every piece I create you get a little piece of my soul,”

The Center for Rural Development is hosting an artist reception for Mize on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in the front lobby to give the community a chance to meet the talented artist and view her work on display in a new art exhibit.

The colorful exhibit features a selection of acrylic on canvas pieces; watercolors; and a personal favorite, an acrylic black and white painting of Mize’s son and grandson playing in a park, the only piece in the display that is not available for sale.

“Maddie paints with an eye for color and beauty that surrounds her as an artist,” said Laura Glover, Managing Director of Marketing. “We are excited to showcase the art work of Somerset’s own talented artist.”

Mize, originally from Australia, taught art classes in Louisville and Indiana for 11 years before she and her husband Mike moved to Pulaski County. She works as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) at The Neighborhood in Somerset.

“I love color, the textures of the paint, and working in different mediums,” Mize said. “When I paint, I am not thinking about anything else. I lose myself in the work.”

The reception, hosted by The Center, is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be served by Karen’s Catering & Event Planning.

To keep up with the Somerset artist or to view more of her art, follow Maddie on Facebook.

If you are interested in purchasing one of the pieces on display in the art exhibit, contact The Center for Rural Development at 606-677-6000.

The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31.

 

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