ISSUED: 28 August 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Phaze 2 Gallery is teaming up with North Mountain Residency to offer an exhibit featuring the work of more than 25 artists who have spent time in the residency over the past four years. “Made on the Mountain: A North Mountain Residency Retrospective” runs September 4-28, with an opening reception on Tuesday, September 4, from 5-7 p.m.
The reception will feature a talk by North Mountain Residency founder/director John Labovitz, who will also lead a workshop September 26 at 4 p.m. in the gallery for artists interested in applying for residencies. The exhibit, reception, and workshop are free and open to the public.
Located on an apple farm in the Back Creek Valley of Berkeley County, North Mountain Residency has attracted local, national, and international artists who work in various mediums including textile arts, sculpture, printmaking, book arts, photography, filmmaking, music composition, illustration, painting, and writing. Personal reflections from the artists reveal how their time in residency influenced them. The exhibit will include installations of physical and audio-visual artifacts that will guide visitors so they can feel what it’s like to spend time on the site.
North Mountain Residency provides a place for working and emerging artists to reflect, observe, research, experiment, and create. The program, which began in 2015, has hosted more than 50 artists, each spending a few days to a few weeks. Artists are provided personal living and studio space and share common space with several co-residents as a small, temporary community. “Made on the Mountain” is the first of several exhibits planned in the Phaze 2 Gallery this academic year. Other exhibits include:
- A two-day community workshop on eco-psychology with Susan Loonsk, Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13. An October 15-26 exhibit will display work generated during the workshop, with an opening reception on October 15 at 5 p.m.
- Solo photography exhibit with Jay Gould, who will give an artist talk November 5 at 4 p.m. The exhibit will run November 5-January 18,2019, with an opening reception on November 5 at 5 p.m.
- Faculty Exhibition, January 24-February 20, 2019, with an opening reception January 24 at 5 p.m.
- Student Honors Exhibition, March 4-26, 2019, with an opening reception and awards on March 4 at 5 p.m.
- Solo exhibition by sculptor, Salvatore Pirrone, April 12-May 3, 2019, with an opening reception April 8 at 5 p.m.
The Phaze 2 Gallery is open Monday-Friday from noon-7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., or by special request. For more information, contact Tori Wilds at 304-876-5159.
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