Berwyn Heights resident’s art on display at Harmony Hall Regional Center -- Gazette.Net


Tinam Valk of Berwyn Heights has new artwork on display at Harmony Hall Regional Center, the second time her work has been exhibited at the center in Fort Washington.

This display of paintings using mixed media of charcoal, pencil and modeling paste focuses on architecture and landscapes, an inspiration she received after traveling to Africa, where the homes are sometimes built with mud and straw. Valk displayed her work at the center in 2005, but this is the first time in the main gallery, she said.

“It’s a different approach to architecture in painting,” Valk said. “I focus more on texture and build up the painting using modeling paste, sand or leaves.”

Valk’s art went on display Aug. 19 and will remain on display until Oct. 11. The free exhibit is in the main gallery. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 10701 Livingston Road.