DISTRICT Arts Presents “A Symphony in Pastel”

DISTRICT Arts Presents “A Symphony in Pastel”, soft pastel paintings by Jean Hirons.

For Jean, painting with soft pastels is a means of connecting to the things she loves—the natural world, architecture that delights her, and harmonious color.  The pure pigment colors of pastel really sing!  She describes herself as a “painterly realist” because her subjects are grounded in reality but her color palettes are often of her choosing.

An avid amateur pianist, Jean sees the similarities between art and music.  Both begin with solid compositions, then take wing with color, harmony, texture and surprise.  In this featured show at DISTRICT Arts, Jean includes paintings from Washington, DC, Frederick, MD and the C&O Canal.

Jean is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle member of the International Association of Pastel Artists.

This exhibition runs from February 3 through February 28 and is free and open to the public.  Visit DistrictArts.com for gallery hours.

To maintain the safety, health, and wellness of our visitors, we require that masks be worn at all times within the gallery.  In addition, occupancy will be limited to 10 visitors at a time with social distancing observed during the visits.


February 3, 2021 12:00 PM


February 28, 2021 5:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


15 N Market St