Published On: Fri, May 16th, 2014

Prepare for Red with powerful pastel prints

Kathleen Holder in studio (Photos courtesy Kathleen Holder)

Kathleen Holder in studio (Photos courtesy Kathleen Holder)

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) will present an exhibit of selected prints by world-renowned artist Kathleen Holder.

Holder’s exhibit is free and open to the public. Her extraordinary work will be on display in GVT’s Daywood Lobby daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or prior to GVT’s performance of Red, John Logan’s powerful drama inspired by Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko runs May 16-17, 22-24 and 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held May 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $26 for general admission, $23 for seniors and $20 for children/students. This play contains strong adult language. For tickets or more information, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

The eight selected prints highlight over 30 years of Kathleen Holder’s remarkable career as an abstract artist. Holder is known for her dramatic use of pastels, with a strong emphasis on the metaphysical. Her work captures the light of the underlying unknown form with vibrant hues and a unique layering of pastels. While her art is minimalist and nonfigurative, it still conveys a very complicated scene.

“(I) keep the work intentionally veiled and vague so it does require the viewer to participate and figure out the meaning of the work,” Holder said. “THEY finish the work.”

Audiences are encouraged to attend Holder’s post-show talk back Friday. May 16 and Saturday. May 17.