Join us on August First Friday at our showroom on Prince Street for a fun and inspiring evening featuring painter and illustrator Vania Hardy and her exhibit “Worth More.” This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be offered. See you here! From Vania: THE ARTWORK This show is a response to the life of my maternal grandmother, Marcy, whom I never knew but always found intriguing. I collected stories and discovered the fascinating, heartbreaking life of a tenacious woman who deserved far more than the lot she was given. She raised 9 kids in the shadow of a cheating husband, in an era when women weren’t educated, in a rural town in the Philippines, in the 1940’s and 50’s. This body of work is my small way of letting her beauty and value finally be seen and known, showing off the crown jewel that she was. Most of the work in this show has a rustic, tropical feel and portray scenes from my grandmother’s life in the Philippines. I’ll also have expressive abstract pieces that address themes of community, family, and identity. ABOUT VANIA Vania is an artist and illustrator based in Elizabethtown, PA. Artistically, she is fascinated by unlikely juxtapositions. Her work expresses that with splashes of contrasting colors, along with a balance of structured lines and spontaneous strokes. She does both abstract and expressive realist work. Without always trying, she explores themes of home, identity, community, and legacy.