Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Saccade", Paintings by Sarah Pearce

Sarah Pearce exhibit "Saccade" in the Bellevue Gallery runs from "February 4th - March 27th.

Join us for the opening Reception on the first Gallery Walk Night of 2011 on February 4th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

"Saccade: noun: a small rapid jerky movement of the eye especially as it jumps from one fixation point to another. The term saccade is used to describe the rapid movement that the eyes make when they move from point to point to establish space and to construct an understandable mental picture. The brain constantly moves back and forth between the gathering of flat information and its memory banks. Thus, we are able to grasp space, and discern potential threats or targets our surroundings."

Sarah says, "My paintings are about understanding nature. I am interested in the way nature is described by science, and equally interested by the way we describe nature in our imaginations. My starting point is the landscape and its residents, but I often work from my imagination. I try to discover something new about paint in every picture that I make. " To learn more about Sara, visit

Bellevue Gallery members Joanne Shank, B.J.Irvine, Brett Volpp, Karen Holtzclaw, and others will have works on exhibit.

Visit the Bellevue Gallery website at

Click here to check out work by some of the gallery members

The BELLEVUE GALLERY, The Gallery on the EDGE is located at 107 W. 9th Street, Bloomington, IN in the lobby of the Bloomington Playwrites Project.

Gallery Member, Patricia C. Coleman will be opening at the Venue Gallery, 114 South Grant Street at Kirkwood (near Soma coffeehouse) this same night, so come out for the Gallery Walk. Pick up a Gallery Walk map at the Venue, Bellevue or other BEAD area gallery. Come out and meet some of the wonderful artist in Bloomington, visit with the artist, the arts and maybe take home some local treasure.