Contemporary representational art - painting of people in a museum
Heather Arenas (b. 1969), "The Affair," 2023, oil on aluminum, 48 x 48 in., available through the exhibition

Art Exhibition: “Standing out in the Crowd”
Bradenton, Florida
January 3–26, 2024

The ArtCenter Manatee is presenting a show of oil paintings by Heather Arenas, which she has titled “Standing out in the Crowd.”

It includes works from her Museum Series, such as the one illustrated here. The figure in the yellow polka-dot dress is “Dot,” a recurring motif that honors Arenas’s beloved grandmothers, who kindled her passion for art. Her frequent use of yellow reflects the artist’s belief in the inherent goodness of people.

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