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Community members can reserve tour to view Beth Verheyden's 'Symphony of Movement' exhibition.

COURTESY PHOTO  - Beth Verheyden's artwork will be on display at Lakewood until Nov. 29.The Lakewood Center for the Arts is showing a unique collection of watercolor paintings that reflect movement and emotion.

Through Nov. 29, community members can reserve a tour of the "Symphony of Movement" exhibition at the center, 368 S State St., with artist Beth Verheyden. People can also opt for a non-guided tour.

Verheyden teaches and judges art shows and is an award-winning watercolorist who captures feelings and motion in landscapes or paintings of individual subjects.

"The stories cover the inspirations behind each painting, the feelings I wanted to reveal and how I conveyed them through color, composition and techniques unique to me," Verheyden said in a press release sent from Lakewood. "Watercolor intrigues and challenges me. It won't let me control it, so I've learned to let go and let it do its thing. It's happier that way, and so am I!"

COURTESY PHOTO - Beth Verheyden's artwork can be viewed at the Lakewood Center for the Arts.Verheyden has received awards including Best of Show at Northwest Watercolor Society's Waterworks Exhibition in 2013 and the Outstanding Service Award through Watercolor Society of Oregon in 2020.

One unique aspect of Verheyden's work is that she used a palette composed of only primary colors.

If people opt to take a personal tour with Verheyden and eight other participants who are required to wear masks due to COVID-19 safety protocols, they are offered Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. and Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Each tour is an hour and a half long and people can make reservations by emailing Verheyden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The events are free, and champagne and packaged refreshments are provided.

People can also call 503 635-3901 to reserve a non-guided tour time.COURTESY PHOTO - Watercolorist Beth Verheyden focuses on emotion and movement in her paintings.


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