Beverley Street Studio School Gallery opens new exhibit
Servant of the Map by Elizabeth Schoyer will open Friday, December 2, in the Beverley Street Studio School Gallery at 22 West Beverley Street Staunton.
The opening is from 5:30 – 7:30pm with an artist’s talk at 6:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Sunday, January 22, 2017.
Elizabeth Schoyer holds a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Philadelphia College of Art. She shows her work at Les Yeux du Monde in Charlottesville, VA and most recently there was an exhibit of her work at Indiana University, Indianapolis. She is a drawing professor at the University of Virginia.
Elizabeth’s paintings and gouaches are guided by Maria Sibylla Merian, Napoleon Bonaparte, Henry Bates, and Ernest Shackleton as they travel across Suriname, Egypt, Amazonia, and Antarctica. These explorers’ and naturalists’ resolve to continue to questioning the mysteries of the world in spite of the perils and comedy of errors that characterize their journeys, greatly influence Elizabeth’s work.
Like them, she is drawn to the wonder and beauty of discovery regardless of the apparent futility of the expeditions and great challenges that they presented. United in their common curiosity about the natural world, Elizabeth considers them to be her “collaborators”.