To celebrate her 65th birthday, artist Susan Phelps Pearson set herself the challenge of creating one new work each day for 65 days. She was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, who late in his life produced a painting a day for some 70 days. A well–known painter and assemblage maker, the Altoona, Wis., artist will exhibit her "65 for 65" series in CLU's Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture from Jan. 23 to Feb. 7.
Included in the series are colored pencil drawings, chalk drawings and wire sculpture. The exhibit will also include representative assemblages and recent paintings. Pearson is currently writing and illustrating a book about Christmas in the 1940s inspired by old family photos and pleasant memories of family Christmases.
There will be an opening reception to meet the artist on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Kwan Fong Gallery located in the Soiland Humanities Center.