Pine Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome Han Huisman to the gallery for the month of September. Huisman is a mixed media artist with an unusual path to creating art.

Born in Amsterdam, Huisman earned a PhD in molecular biology and immunology from the University of Amsterdam. In 2001, he moved to the United States, working as a neuroscientist and living in Wisconsin. Although he had a lifelong interest in art, he didn’t begin making art until 2013.

Huisman said that creating art is “a personal activity that entails responses to my career as a scientist. I ask myself, how art can be relevant to anyone else and are there boundaries when you call it ‘not art’ anymore?”

With little formal education in art, Huisman creates paintings, mixed media objects and neo-DADA sculptures and installations.

“Searching for associations and relationships in using different artifacts, antique subjects, my collections of hoarding materials and technologies are my goals,” Huisman said.

Huisman describes his exhibition as a search for the boundaries in art, and has called his exhibit, “All Art is Abstract.”

Huisman’s work will be on display Sept. 13 to Oct. 4, with an opening reception 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 at Pine Center for the Arts. Light appetizers will be served. The reception is free and open to the public.

Located in Pine City, Pine Center for the Arts has been serving the Greater Pine City area since 2009. With a variety of programming opportunities, the non-profit, volunteer-led facility is a gathering place for artisans and art lovers alike. Artists interested in displaying their work or teaching others their skills are welcome to contact Pine Center for the Arts. For more information, please see www.pinecenter.org.  

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