Friday, July 19, 2013

Shenandoodah at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

 Roadhouse Siren by Neil and Kerry Stavely

Pick Yer Own by Neil and Kerry Stavely

We're proud (and relieved) to announce our show has gone up at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Shenandoodah has been six months or so in the making. We hung the show on Monday which happened to be our 13th anniversary as well - it will be one we will not forget!

This show marks a number of firsts... It is our first collaborative show, the first collection we've done in this medium and the first sculptural show for MSV.  Shortly after being approached about doing an Art in the Halls show at MSV, we decided rather than showing a collection of already established print work that we would do completely new work and that the work would reflect the mission of the museum and geographic location in which it serves, as well as our personal perspectives as residents of the area. Guided by the history and culture of the Shenandoah Valley we found our subjects and through a contemporary lens reinterpreted them.

Based on our background in relief printmaking we began creating one of a kind pieces made from carved wood and paint. As the series progressed the work became larger and more sculptural as we experimented with irregularly shaped and combined panels. All in all, we ended up with 11 original pieces. The process of this show really challenged us as artists and also deepened our appreciation of this region and it's history. We are very proud of it and hope you will come check it out!

The show runs until October 13, 2013. 
We will have a public closing reception October 13 from 5pm-7pm. 

For a price list contact me at kstavely@live.com

If you can't make it here, please see the rest of the Shenandoodah pics on Flickr here.

Also, photos of the work in progress can be seen on Instagram with hashtag #Shenandoodah
 



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