The exhibit will be on display on multiple levels of Emerson’s medical office building through from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays until the end of August.
Passman is a painter of oils and acrylics, known for her expressive, loose style. She works from observation, both in the studio and “plein air” and describes her work as a ‘reaction to’ the observation of a subject, with a loaded brush, as opposed to a rendering of a “pretty” scene. Her work is in galleries in New England and in private collections internationally. After earning both a fine arts degree and a Master’s in education, she had a successful career as an educator and graphic designer before she became a painter.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Veirs is primarily a self-taught painter. He studied stage performance at Memphis State University and enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was assigned to a military police unit in Germany. His inspiration for artistic expression, whether it involves painting, stage performance, music or any other artistic work, lies in the emotion of the moment both from a performer’s experience as well as an observer.