Local Art @ EPL: Jim Parks

August 3, 2017

“Orchids #1”

We’re pleased to welcome Jim Parks as the next featured artist in our ongoing exhibition series Local Art @ EPL. His exhibit The Bloomz Collection is currently on display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library where you can catch it through August 31st. In 2015 – after a long career in theater, radio, and television as the host of HGTV’s “New Spaces” – Parks converted his dining room into a studio and devoted himself “to producing the art that had been waiting inside all those years.” His mission with his acrylic “botanical abstracts” is to share his “vision of flowers,” and he invites observers to lean in close where they’ll “see shapes and colors frolicking like children.” You can learn more about Parks’ paintings by visiting his website, and make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in August for a featured interview with the artist himself. Stay tuned.

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