Loft Gallery Opening with Hans-Peter Bolz and Mary Pauly
GCCA is excited to present a new exhibition in its new Loft Gallery space highlighting the resident artists of the Art Center. This exhibition will feature work by painters Hans-Peter Bolz and Mary Pauly and will be on display through August 24th.
Hans-Peter Bolz always had the desire to become an artist, even at an early age growing up in post-war Germany. His first-grade teacher recognized his talent and encouraged him to keep painting. Hans-Peter’s formal training consists of a course in commercial art, illustration and design with famous Art School International, Inc. He also attended several workshops in portrait, landscapes, and plein air with some of the best painters in the Carolinas. Hans-Peter prefers to paint in oil. With this medium, you are able “to push the paint around” when working wet on wet.
Between earning a BA in Education and an MA in Journalism, Mary Pauly also earned sixty credit hours for an Associate of Arts degree in Oil Painting from the Greenville County Museum School of Art and completed the required painting-thesis, in 1988. Mary’s life experiences include always painting, a supportive husband and children, freelance commercial art, travel, teaching, and living and painting in Japan for seven years. Art highlights especially encouraging to Mary over the years were studying in California with Dr. Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain; being juried into the SC Arts Commission Annual Exhibition by William Zimmer, Art Critic for The New York Times; and writing interview articles for ArtScene Upstate Magazine, published by Metropolitan Arts Council in the mid-nineteen-nineties.
This exhibition will open in the Loft Gallery on the second floor of GCCA during First Friday on August 5, 6 - 9 pm.