Beverley Street Studio School, Students and Faculty
The Journey: 2019 as Reviewed in Art
Opening Reception September 7, 5:00-7:00
"The Journey: 2019 as Reviewed in Art" is a juried exhibition of what Beverley Street Studio School members and students have been creating throughout the past year. Each artist submitted pieces that they believe best represents their current artistic journey - a path that for most is continuously changing and evolving. Beverley Street Studio School is a visual arts organization located in the heart of Staunton. Founded in 1992, the vision of BSSS is to expose the community a variety of opportunities to explore the world of visual art through practice, professional instruction, and contact with working artists. In addition to the core curriculum of high quality classes and workshops, BSSS offers an art gallery with rotating exhibits, a Travel Study program, Drop-In Still Life and Figure Drawing Sessions, and numerous free community programs. Over the years BSSS has offered many artists and art appreciators a place to learn from one another and share creative passions in an environment that fosters innovative thinking.
In the Hallway Gallery works from SVAC’s many member artists will be featured.
Upstairs we will feature a limited selection of a continuing special sale of Elizabeth Ashe's Earth Spirit Masks. Elizabeth passed away in 2018 and her husband donated her clay masks to be sold to benefit regional art and artists. Shenandoah Valley Art Center and Artisan's Center of Virginia will share the proceeds of all sales from this special exhibit. Elizabeth’s belief and vision: “All nature was held sacred by our ancestors the world over. Every stream, mountain, wind and rainfall, each plant and every creature was believed to possess a unique spirit which interrelated with the lives and spirits of the others. Humankind was only a tiny fragment of the whole spirit of the earth. Alone in the forest I sense an overwhelming ancient presence and a deep, profound yet playful peace which fills my heart and lifts my spirit. These sculptures represent some of my companions as I move along the path.”