The Southside Art League presents watercolor paintings by Marianna Kegley Richards for its August artist spotlight.

Richards’ work will be on display in SALI’s Off Broadway Gallery through Aug. 31. The public is invited to meet the artist during an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

With a long career in secondary education and school communications in her background, Richards began painting instruction through the Indianapolis Art Center more than 12 years ago.

She is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana and has exhibited in its juried shows as well as earned recognition through the IAC and Indiana State Fair. The Greater Greenwood Arts Council selected her painting of sunflowers for the label on its second artist series wine in collaboration with Mallow Run Winery.

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She has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in journalism from Indiana University and Ball State University, respectively. She is currently the director of communications at the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis.

Her pastimes also include reading, knitting, photography and jewelry making. She and her husband Rob live in the Bargersville area and have three grown children and five grandchildren in the area.

The exhibit is free and Off Broadway Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. SALI is located at 299 E. Broadway in Greenwood.