Opening Reception at September Arts Night Out
Anita Brett graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy and a double minor in music and anatomy. She practiced for nearly two decades with those suffering from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, burn victims and injured military before starting her family. When she dropped out of the job market to home school her five children, she finally had the time and space to pursue her love of art.
Her earliest work included commissioned watercolor portraits that now span the country. She participates in a number of select art fairs including the Ann Arbor State Street Fair as well as being represented by galleries across the state of Michigan.
Anita now works in oils, watercolor and encaustic paintings. She is always willing to learn and try new subject matter and art mediums.
Last month I was talking with a nursing student at MSU. The topic was how an invisible creator can have the character quality of beauty. We looked at the world around us and discovered infinite accounts of beauty!
That beauty made us both smile. We chose to smile at different kinds of beauty. She liked nature most. My kind of beauty included obscure perspectives and beautiful lighting in a cityscape, but both were agreed to be beautiful. The making of this body of work comes from enjoying the beauty of Michigan and the world. The beauty of reflective light on a wine glass or a blissful summer stroll through grass with a horse in tow. Life all around us is beautiful, if we just tear down our walls and preconceived ideas of what is around us, and really see! Beauty is everywhere!
Join us and Anita at the Arts Council for an opening reception during September Arts Night Out in Old Town! Meet Anita and talk to her about her work. Light refreshments will be served.
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 - 5-8pm
1208 Turner St.
Lansing, MI 48906