A captivating array of abstract paintings will be on display in January at the Society of Bluffton Artist’s Gallery in Old Town Bluffton, as the work of Missy Gentile will be featured in an exhibit titled “Non-Objective Art.”

Visitors to the exhibit can expect to see bright colors, bold strokes and geometric patterns. Simple forms and textures produce a dramatic effect.

“I don’t want to put boundaries on my art,” said Gentile, whose paintings are featured in international collections. “What the eye sees is what it is. How the art moves you is the most important thing.”

Gentile’s exhibit will be featured Jan. 3-29 at the SOBA Gallery, 6 Church St. in Old Town Bluffton. The public is invited to meet the artist in person at the gallery’s opening reception at 3 p.m. Jan. 9. Both events are free and open to the public.

Gentile spent three years in Paris before settling in Houston, Texas, for two decades. There, she devoted herself to teaching and volunteer outreach programs that utilized her artistic talents.

She currently teaches Abstract Painting at SOBA and provides private instruction for adults and children.

SOBA is located in the flourishing art hub of Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a nonprofit art organization, SOBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit sobagallery.com or call 843-757-6586.