David Anderson exhibit begins Tuesday at Artsbridge

Photo Provided David Anderson poses with his art, which will be on display in October at Artsbridge, 925 Market St., Parkersburg. The opening is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Artsbridge.

PARKERSBURG — An exhibit of the religious works by David Anderson of Fleming will open 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Artsbridge, 925 Market St.

The opening is free and open to the public.

Anderson is a 1980 graduate of Warren High School. From 5th grade at Barlow-Vincent Elementary through 12th grade at Warren High School, he was an art student of Sandra and Sylvia Young.

In 1990, Anderson attended a sketch class at Marietta College.

He has adopted the medium of art as both a hobby and also as therapy. Art was a safe avenue by which he could express his feelings, thoughts and emotions, Anderson said.

Along with his faith in God and Jesus Christ, art delivered him from an illness he has battled for more than 30 years, Anderson said.

Anderson uses the media of pencil in his drawing and acrylics in his paintings.

His drawings and paintings express his faith and love for God. He has a passion for telling others his story about his journey spiritually and emotionally.

Anderson attributes his progress to his faith and his emotional and mental health to his ability to express himself through his art.

The exhibit will be open throughout October at Artsbridge where the hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.