Bajo el Sol Gallery’s January 7th Show Will Feature Two Painters, One Potter

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Spirit Sounds, oil, by Lisa Etre

Two St. John painters and an artist working in ceramics — Lisa Etre, Ayn Riehle and Mandy Thody — will be featured at an opening reception at Bajo el Sol Gallery on Friday, January 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Lisa Etre spends many hours giving back to her island community as head of the Art Department at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. In her own time she continues to enrich her own life and the lives of many others through her paintings.

This current exhibit is the result of Etre’s love of “plein aire” painting.  Enjoying the different light in the many different locations, Lisa captures her island home.

Ayn Riehle shows a comfort level and quality level in her two favorite mediums, watercolor and acrylic. Her watercolors have the soft quality of color and light and the acrylic paintings feature the lush fields of paint. The textures in her acrylic paintings bring a different life quality to the works.

Mandy Thody continues to work both in the low fire raku and high fire ceramics. Many of her current works hold a personal appeal and offer the viewer an insight into her beliefs.

As an artist Thody creates pieces to enjoy and as a person she continues to expand her caring for others less fortunate.  Her work in relief efforts is reflected and offered in her work.

Come and share with Ayn, Lisa, Mandy and Bajo el Sol’s other St. John artists. The gallery’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.

The gallery is located at the top of the stone steps in Mongoose Junction, St. John. For more information call 693-7070.