Finder’s Fayre to exhibit recent works by Yolanda Perez, Feb. 4

PEREZ ART (1)Finder’s Fayre Antiques will host a series of recent artworks by Yolanda Perez, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 4.

The art exhibit is part of the Contemporary Local Artists Show Series (C.L.A.S.S.) presented in the antique store located at 1485 Calder Ave. in Beaumont’s historic Mildred Building.

“My idea for C.L.A.S.S. came when I realized that the artists here in Beaumont might really benefit from increased exposure to an audience they have not been reaching,” said store owner Dexter Augier. “I am excited that I can do this, and that C.L.A.S.S. might provide just one more step in helping an artist share their gift with the world.”

The opening reception is part of the First Thursday festivities held at the Mildred. Entry is free and the work will be for sale.

The featured multimedia artist Yolanda Perez is from Savannah, Ga., and is currently a tenant at The Art Studio, Inc. in Beaumont.

“My work is eclectic, culturally relevant, vibrant, dramatic, organic and highly stylized,” she said.

To create her artwork, Perez incorporates traditional craft methods such as Indonesian batik, Arabesques mehndi pattern work, and Oaxacan embroidery.

“This current work is derived from my various travels throughout the United States, South Korea and Australia. I am greatly influenced by different world cultures and the skilled folk artisans within their societies,” Perez said. “I blend the primitive kitsch elements of these cultures into my work through the use of symbolism, technique, natural images and religious iconography.”

Perez works with a variety of mediums such as painting, photography, printmaking and other various mixed media. She said she emphasizes intense colors, rich textures, and expressive line quality to evoke drama in her pieces.

“I would like to show the viewer art from a different perspective and share a voyage made of a mass flight of ideas manifested into a less structured and more versatile aesthetic,” she said.

For more information, call Finder’s Fayre Antiques at 409-833-7000.