Spring Bull Gallery is honored to showcase the paintings of two renowned master pastel artists, Michele Poirier-Mozzone and Jacob Aguiar in “Above and Below” for the September Exhibition. This outstanding exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, September 1st from 5-7pm and is free and open to the public. Spring Bull Gallery will be open Gallery Night, Thursday, September 13th until 8pm. and Friday until 6:00 pm Michele and Jacob are Signature Members of the Pastel Society of America and offer workshops and classes in pastel. For this exhibit, Michele’s pastel paintings are part of her Fractured Light Series, depicting the figure as it is distorted and bathed in turbulent water and sunlight. Ribbons of light draping the figure, bizarre distortions of form, skin tones of greens and blues and glistening bubbles are her inspiration. For her, this series represents the passing of time - life's journey through youth into maturity and beyond. Water is the vehicle for transformation, cleansing, renewal and change. Thoughts, aspirations and energy emanate as bubbles and find their way to the outside world. Each figure is captured reacting to a moment in this fleeting, altered state. Jacob brings to this exhibit his passion to capture the beauty of the natural world and its majestic landscapes from a simple stream, wooded path, marshlands, sand dunes and beaches. His work in pastel features atmospheric effects, with the play of light and shadow on these landscapes at different times of day. His favorite time is at sunset when warm and cool colors come more into play. Jacob wants the viewers of his work to find a respite from the everyday and become more aware of the beauty that surrounds us if we will only take the time to look. Spring Bull Gallery located at 55 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island is wheel chair accessible and open free to the public. Gallery hours are noon to 5 pm. daily and for the month of September will be opened Friday until 6:00 pm. For additional information on this exhibition, future gallery events and member artists please call the gallery at 401-849-9166 or visit the gallery on-line www.springbullgallery.com.