Local artist’s exhibit to open at Rockhill Mennonite Community

by Rockhill Mennonite Community staff 

"Cyclamen blooming," by Melissa Olson
“Cyclamen blooming,” by Melissa Olson

Artist Melissa Olson of Glenside will be exhibiting her work at The Gallery at Rockhill Mennonite Community beginning on April 18, 2015. Earlier this year, two of her paintings were featured with the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.

Olson’s love for nature is among the many inspirations that influence her work, as she constantly looks for different ways to interpret its intricate detail and countless shades and textures. Her exhibit at Rockhill Mennonite Community will showcase a broad range of her talent.

Created and managed by Rockhill residents, the venue is open to anyone. Resident and exhibit planner Helen Zartman pointed out that many living at Rockhill have attended art shows all their lives.

“It’s amazing to think that they now have a gallery in their home stocked with work that they can browse or purchase anytime they’d like,” says Zartman.

Beyond local residents, the exhibits often attract visitors from neighboring towns as well as fans of the artists on display. “We see it as a way to offer something very special to Rockhill’s residents and visitors while helping local artists promote their work,” added Zartman. “As for us, we get the privilege of displaying all this beautiful art in our gallery!”

Olson herself will be appearing at the gallery on the exhibit’s opening day on April 18, 2015 from 2–4pm. For the event, Rockhill will be providing complimentary refreshments. The exhibit run through June 13.

The Gallery at RMC is open daily from 9am–5pm and is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities. For more information, please contact Juanita Nyce at 215-257-2751, ext. 142.