Please come meet Marie-Helena and view her wonderfully evocative portraits of Pioneer Women of NASA at a reception on April 5 between 5:30 and 7:30 PM.
An Honors Program senior at Jamestown High School, Virginia, Marie-Helena Peeters had a very unique project during 2017-18: to visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Goddard Space Flight Center and Langley Research Center where she would meet and interview women working at NASA. She focused on ten of these women whose careers would serve as inspiration and encourage girls thinking of pursuing a career in scientific and technological fields. To cap this project, Marie-Hlelena the artist painted portraits of these ten women using black & white acrylic paint which will be on exhibit at the gallery accompanied by biographical notes highlighting their accomplishments.
It turns out that Marie-Helena is a direct descendent of a pioneer woman in the world of art, Clara Peeters was one of the earliest acknowledged women master artists in art history. She belonged to the 17th Century Flemish school of painting.