(Painting: Striped Gourd- Jeffrey Stockberger)
In Our Invitational Gallery: The current Beverley Street Studio School exhibition at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center is organized to demonstrate the diverse activities of the School today and since its founding in January, 1992.
The Beverley Street Studio School began its educational mission when a group of artists recognized the potential for an art school offered by the intersection of two interstate highways near Staunton. With community participation, a full program of still-life, figure, landscape and art appreciation classes and workshops began upstairs in the historic Crowle Building on Beverley Street in downtown Staunton. An invitational gallery opened and biweekly model sessions became available for a small fee. Travel programs began within two years, attracting students to study in the Southwestern USA, Italy and France.
In 1998, street level space became available. BSSS members formed a cooperative and opened the Beverley Street Galleries, composed of the CoART Gallery and the School Gallery. Recently, the School began offering classes at street level in the former Stonewall Jackson School, located on Beverley Street across from Trinity Church.
In this exhibition, generously offered the Beverley Street Studio School by the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, the School presents works by national and international faculty and students as well as participants in other programs including travel study programs and model sessions.
Saturday, August 2nd, 6-8pm