The Women’s Caucus for Art and the YWCA of Alton are inviting art and food lovers to the opening of a beautiful watercolor exhibit by Carolyn Owen Sommer from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Alton YWCA, 304 E. Third St.
Sommer, a painter and teacher from Springfield, said her work is all about watercolor painting and vibrant, colorful design. She invites everyone to enjoy her interpretation of beautiful sights from around the world and, in her own words:
“Appreciate the cyclical flow of nature,
The embracing comfort of the home place,
The cultivated serenity of the farm fields,
The rhythmic percussion of the city;
Finding beauty in the commonplace.”
This exhibit opening has been planned to coincide with the opening of the Legendary Mustang Sanctuary and Dark Horse Art Works Exhibition and Fundraiser at Jacoby Arts Center in downtown Alton.
“We would like to encourage everyone to visit the amazing works at Jacoby’s opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then come up for Carolyn Owen Sommer’s exhibit at the YWCA (4 to 8 p.m.),” YWCA St. Louis President Eirka Swinson said.
Sommer’s exhibit will run through May 31. Her exhibit also marks the beginning of a partnership between the Women’s Caucus for Art and the YWCA of Alton.
“We are very excited about hosting the Women’s Caucus for Art exhibits at the YWCA,” said Andrea Lamer, executive director for the YWCA. “Our organizations share similar directives to empower women, and the WCA works embody empowerment, providing beautiful and striking perspectives that engage and delight.”
To celebrate the opening, local chef Brian Runge has designed a three-course dinner that complements the exhibit’s color and textures.