HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Harrison Council for the Arts is set to celebrate the opening reception of "The Return: New Paintings" on Saturday, Dec. 21.
The exhibit from Ardsley's Carol Perron Sommerfield is on display at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., through Jan. 3. The opening reception is set for 2 p.m. Dec. 21.
The exhibit is Carol's first solo show since returning to painting in 2010. She has exhibited in many group shows throughout Westchester and has received many honors and awards, representatives said.
"My desire to paint comes from my deep appreciation, love, and feeling for a moment in time. I took a 34 year break from art as I pursued a successful career as a corporate executive. I returned to painting in 2010 and began to realize that my paintings are also about transitions in my life," she said in a release. "I see potential, a story, deeper meaning, and the surprise of discovering beauty and potential that we often miss on first glance. I want viewers to feel the joy of connecting with the subject. To experience the dance of light and color, the emotion of fading or growing day light, the solitude and joy of being alone with a subject, the liveliness in a still life. I hope that the viewer, like me, wonders about the stories behind the images, the transition that is imminent."