Piedmont: Abstract artists displaying new works at Center for the Arts

PIEDMONT — Valerie Corvin and Heather Sawtelle are abstract artists who express themselves through their paintings. Friends for several years, the two women would meet to talk about art, critique each other’s work and lend support.

And so it seems natural that they will share an exhibit to showcase their latest abstract work at Piedmont Center for the Arts, where Corvin is program director and art curator, as well as one of the founders.

The show runs from Saturday through March 1, and both painters hope the public will stop in to view what’s been inspiring them over the past several months.

Valerie Corvin uses art as a language to express herself, and her paintings, alive with color, are nonrepresentational explorations of what she sees and experiences in nature.

“I love using colorful contrasts, mark making, and I layer lots of colors,” Corvin said. “For me, a painting starts out being somewhat

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