Apr 16 - May 31, 2021
Arts & Crafts
"There Will Come A Time" mixed media paintings by Michelle O'Patick-Ollis

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics LLC, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the spring installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2021 exhibition series with a collection of mixed media paintings entitled “There Will Come A Time” by award winning, Unicoi, Tennessee artist, Michelle O’Patic-Ollis.

“My body of work is a collection of realistic portraits.  Through a variety of media including coffee painting/mixed media drawings, writing, and story quilts, my work depicts the challenges of the aging process.  Largely influenced by my role as a caregiver for my parents, my drawings tell the story of a mother with Parkinson’s disease and a quadriplegic father with dementia, enduring the winter of their lives.  The stories I tell through my drawings are personal in nature, yet they speak to anyone who has watched loved ones grow old and become imprisoned within their withering bodies”.

            “There Will Come A Time” will be celebrated with a reception and  gallery talk by Michelle O’Patic-Ollis, on Friday, 14 May from 7 - 9:00 PM in The Gallery @ Barr Photographics, 152 E. Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia.  “There Will Come A Time” will hang and be offered for sale through 31, May. During the exhibition there will be opportunity to pre-order giclee prints from selected images, contact the gallery for ordering information!