High Street Gallery to host Honour Harry paintings, Nov. 7

"Mark" by Honour Harry

“Mark” by Honour Harry

The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Honour Harry, 8-11 p.m., on Nov. 7. The gallery is located in Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont.

“Honour’s work is beautiful and mesmerizing,” Olivia Busceme, gallery director, said. “She will be displaying her various unique styles and technique in her artwork and we’re very excited to have her finish out the 2015 season.”

Entry is free and the work will be for sale. Refreshments will be available at the event.

Beaumont-native Harry created these images by painting strokes while having conversations with different volunteers.

"Julianna" by Honour Harry

“Julianna” by Honour Harry

“While sitting with them, I used color, stroke, and saturation, to paint my reactions to their personality. Later, I used apophenia to clarify those preliminary shapes into more recognizable images,” Harry said. “The final product becomes something like a portrait that transcends physical features and allows viewers a chance to view a new side of the volunteer and themselves.”

Apophenia refers to the perception of connections and meaningfulness in unrelated things, such as seeing a face in woodgrain. Harry uses this to create her final images.

“Creating works in this way becomes a collaboration that celebrates the lives and experiences of people I encounter. The entire process becomes a personal, cathartic interaction,” Harry said.

For more information, email victoriahousetx@gmail.com, visit the High Street Gallery Facebook page, or www.HanhArts.com.

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