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Enid Williams art on display at Piedmont College
Painter inspired by color blindness charts
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Enid Williams’ exhibit titled ‘Echolalia’ is on view at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest.

Even artist Enid Williams finds it ironic that her colorful works were inspired by charts used to test for color blindness.

Color plays the major role in Williams’ work; and on her large and small canvases, colors swirl and dance in circles, yet never repeat. As in the familiar color blindness charts, Williams said it is up to each viewer to find his or her own underlying pattern.

“I find a certain irony in this source, as the charts are quite beautiful in their own right,” she said.

An exhibit of 10 paintings by the Texas-born Williams is on display through April 3 at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest. A reception and gallery talk by the artist will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Admission is free to the gallery at 567 Georgia St. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Williams received an master’s degree in painting from Kent State University and has instructed studio classes at Kent State, Youngstown State and the University of Akron. She is an assistant professor of art at Greenville Technical College. Her work has been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, as well as the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio. In addition to numerous grants and awards, she received a grant in 2012 from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, established by the widow of Jackson Pollock.

For more information, contact museum director Daniel White at dwhite@piedmont.edu or call 706-894-4201.