March 10 – June 30, 2020
Reception: (was Friday, April 3, 2020 – but not rescheduled at this time)
Sri Soekarmoen McCarthy is a Michigander who was born and spent her childhood in West Java, Indonesia. Her journey as an artist began when she took a watercolor class in 2015.
In 2019, she was among the Top 20 artists featured in the Holland Art in Bloom Tulip Time Festival art competition. She won First Place in the Grand Valley Artist/Holland Area Arts Council juried competition in the same year. Currently, many of her works are featured in the City Center Arts in Muskegon and the Galleria in Washington Square in Holland. Her cheerful personality and multicultural background are reflected throughout her work. She is fearless and enjoys experimenting with new methods or materials. She is constantly in a learning mode and never shy of asking for advice from fellow artists.
She graduated from Western Michigan University and works full time at a West Michigan based company. She lives with her husband Kevin and a black cat named Minmei.
Friday, April 3, 2020 from 6-8 pm
I woke up one day and art found me. It follows me wherever I go. Through art, I meet friends from all corners of the world. Art brings so much joy to my life. It is the shortest bridge between new friends. And, simple friendship easily makes the world more beautiful. My father once said to me, “There is no such thing as ugly. Change your lens and you will find beauty in everything you see.“ THIS I believe.
ARTIST STATEMENT ON CELEBRATING WOMEN (The Power of the Feminine Show):
I grew up in a village of wise, intelligent and independent women. These “Wonder Women” still surround and embrace my life. With determination they pave their own path. We all hear their voices thanks to their unflagging persistence. Together, they empower me to create and pursue my dream. They taught me how to make a world that is kinder, more nurturing, and loving. Every woman in that village is every woman’s mother, daughter, aunt, sister and niece. My own mother used to say: “So, you have a dream – what are you waiting for? Don’t forget to help your sister.” THIS I believe.