Painting the town: Local artists begin work on ‘Spirit of Shepherdstown’ Bench Project
SHEPHERDSTOWN — Fiber artist Emily Vaughn, who is the co-owner of The Badgerhound Studio and Gallery on German Street, paints a bench in a Shepherdstown-based reinterpretation of the traditional Willow china pattern on Saturday afternoon. The bench is part of Shepherdstown Shares’ project, to have local artists paint 10 handcrafted benches over this past and the next four weekends, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church’s yard. The completed benches will be placed around Shepherdstown’s business area, to offer more seating and provide a visual art display to the community. Next graphic novel artist Danielle Corsetto, of Shepherdstown, paints a bench inspired by her graphic novel, “Elephant Town,” and the circus elephant buried in the 19th century on Trinity Episcopal Church’s property on Saturday afternoon.