Mercer Gallery exhibit ‘Red and Other Colors’

GARDEN CITY — The Mercer Gallery at Garden City Community College is pleased to host a summer art exhibition by a

Local artistic duo Linda Adams and GCCC Computer Science Instructor Ron Carlson are presenting a summer art exhibition, “Red and Other Colors,” now through July 19 at the Mercer Art Gallery at Garden City Community College.  

The show title, “Red and Other Colors,” comes from Ron’s infatuation with the color. “I love Red, it’s the best color,” he said.

Adams and Carlson are accomplished musicians, outstanding professionals, and civic contributors. They are regularly seen performing music around the area or serving on various civic boards and committees in Garden City.

The exhibit features mostly recent artwork made after taking a few art courses at GCCC but will also have some early works on display. Each of them has had an appreciation and love for the visual arts for the majority of their lives. The work in the exhibition with go from representational to abstract to non-objective.

Adams’ artwork is inspired by the simple playful shapes of Henri Matisse and the bold brushwork of Birger Sandzén, while Carlson’s artwork explores geometric abstraction inspired by Piet Mondrian, playful line work of Joan Miró, and the chance of Gerhard Richter.

Summer gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The gallery will be closed July 3-5in observance of Independence Day. Interested patrons may also make an appointment by contacting Director of Galleries Michael Knutson at (605) 641-6504 or by emailing michael.knutson@gcccks.edu.