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Phaze 2 Gallery to host Joan Bontempo exhibit through February 23

ISSUED: 12 January 2024
MEDIA CONTACT: Cecelia Mason

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Phaze 2 Gallery will host an exhibit “Alleys and Artifacts” by artist Joan Bontempo January 16-February 23. There will be an artist talk on Monday, January 22, at 4 p.m. with Bontempo followed by a reception at 5 p.m. in the gallery at 98 W. Campus Dr., Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Eclectic in theme, Bontempo’s clay and mixed media pieces draw from appreciation of archetypes and mythologies, color, and movement in a dimensional medium—all inspired by the arts of the ancients as well as in contemporary markings shouting “We Were Here.”

This exhibit presents figurative works referencing icons of defenders or prophets; traditional vessel forms rendered with colorful, textured, casual twists; and a series of abstract works integrating surface, time, and place in canvases and mixed media constructions.

For more information and gallery hours, visit the Phaze 2 Gallery webpage.

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