Melissa Short’s upcoming art exhibition is beyond the stars! According to Short, “T H E P L A N E T S” is a seven part series of paintings that follows Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite, “The Planets, Op. 32.” This orchestral suite corresponds to the solar system. The concept of the work is astrological rather than astronomical, which is why Earth is not included. Each piece is intended to convey ideas and emotions associated with the influence of the planets on the psyche, which she titled the following:
I. Mars – The Bringer of War
II. Venus – The Bringer of Peace
III. Mercury – The Winged Messenger
IV. Jupiter – The Bringer of Jollity
V. Saturn – The Bringer of Old Age
VI. Uranus – The Magician
VII. Neptune – The Mystic
You can see a preview of Melissa’s work on our Instagram page: thirtythirdwheel.
You can see Melissa’s exhibit “T H E P L A N E T S” at The Library Express Bookstore on Friday January 5, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. located at 300 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton PA, 18503.