Works of a new emerging local artist is the current featured solo show in the Southeast Gallery at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center.
Matt Mason started painting in 2011.
After being inspired by another artist's painting, he thought "I can do that." After painting for 18 months, he became discouraged and put it aside.
On November 1 of 2013 he had a serious accident at work culminating in a broken neck and shoulder. After surgery he started painting again to help rehab his shoulder and found a distinct style of conveying his out-of-the-box works by depicting everyday life with a thought provoking twist.
Matt says, "I just get an idea and it won't go away until I put paint to canvas/board or whatever."
Indeed you will find not only paint on canvas, but very creative works using mixed media such as broken mirrors in his work entitled "selfie."
Opening reception for the show was Friday, May 8, 6-9 p.m. with the show running until May 30.
Stop in Friday, view this unique show, and meet the artist!
Hope to see you there!
The Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center is located at 110 East Vincennes St. in Linton. Regular hours are Wednesday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m. (call first on Saturday as we use volunteers) For more information call 847-0165 or www.carnegiegreene.org.
Donna Kluesner is president and founder of the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center of Greene County. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org