URBANA — Amara Yoga & Arts at Lincoln Square Village will present on Saturday the exhibition and opening for "Colorful Spirit," featuring work by Lee Boyer, Michael Hoag, Evelyne Tardy and poet Natalie Kettleson.
The opening will be from 6 to 8 p.m.; the show will remain on view through April 11.
Information on the four artists:
— Boyer has shown paintings locally at a variety of venues and in 2011 teamed with others on the Amara's Social Heroes and Change Makers Community Collaborative Painting Project. His murals are at Lincoln Square and the Phillips Recreation Center in Urbana. He has worked as a theatrical scenic artist and stage designer.
— Hoag of rural White Heath has shown his work in Philadelphia, Chicago and most recently at the Parkland College Art Gallery. He paints using dual layers that merge and become abstract, with the first layer an array of symmetrical colored lines and the second a portrait of a man or a woman.
— Tardy said art has always played a critical role in her life. She said she expresses herself primarily through line, shape and color and that her mandalas are meant to convey a feeling of peace and to serve as a meditation tool.
— Kettleson will share her poetry. She first became interested in writing short stories and poems when in high school. Her love of poetry returned after her father died in 2009 and offered her a way to come to terms with his death. Later, her writing focused more on positive changes in her life.
The work at Amara may be viewed from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.