The Berkeley Arts Council’s 12th Annual Art & Earth Juried Art Exhibit is open today through May 14 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg.
The exhibit has the theme “Art and Earth: My Art – My World.” Thirty-seven pieces in this exhibit represent a wide range of media, including watercolor, acrylic, oil and wax painting, pastel drawing, mixed media, photographic processes, clay, wood, metal, cardboard and plastic.
The juror, Alison Helm, is the director of the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University, where she is a professor of sculpture. As the juror for this exhibit she said, “I found strong work in all of the areas of art making. I found it inspiring to view all of the different interpretations and re-imagined landscape and our human relationship to it. There were many extremes, from the Amazon fires to reflections on calm water to experience and enjoy. There were many personal messages of hope and exuberance. It is very gratifying to see the high quality of work being produced in the region.”
The Berkeley Art Works is open every Wednesday – Friday, 11am to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm.