Hello everyone and happy spring! For the month April we are featuring two very talented Virginian artist. As usual, the opening reception will be during the First Friday Art Walk, April 5, 5-7pm. Please join us to meet our featured artists and see their unique work:
Jessie Benson (Floyd County) creates beeswax and oil paintings using a technique she originated in 2013. After applying several layers of beeswax to a cradled board, she carves intricate nature-inspired drawings into the wax and uses oil paint to bring her line work to life. Jessie often includes her original poetry in her pieces as she explores themes such as love, family, and spiritual growth.
Maya Bohler (Roanoke) Over a span of more than 40 years as a potter Maya’s work has changed and evolved through many styles. She has been inspired by the ancient Mayan Indian civilization and their hieroglyphics, the skill and beauty of Chinese brush painting, the serenity of Japanese landscaping and the abundance of her own flower and vegetable gardens. Underlying all these influences is her deep love for the natural world.
Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser for the Waddell Elementary art department. The art teachers and all of us here at EFS Pottery were very impressed and grateful for the turnout we've had for the show. The student work will be on display until next Wed. (April 3). Please remember to pick up your purchased paintings anytime now through next week.
Recently we were very honored and proud to be one of 22 businesses selected by Virginia Living Magazine for the 2018 Made in Virginia Awards: http://www.virginialiving.com/culture/made-in-virginia-2018-awards-home-style-winners/
Please join us Saturday May 11 for the Woods Creek Trail Run for the Kids. This fun event is planned for all ages and abilities and is a fundraiser for our little local heros Riven and Alyssa. They are both undergoing intensive therapy for cerebral palsy at VA Tech that is not covered by insurance. Race signup and donation info here: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Lexington/WoodsCreekTrailRun4theKids