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Rivers Studio & Gallery to hold grand-opening exhibit April 26

By Staff | Apr 4, 2017

Rivers Studio and Gallery, the newest fine art gallery located Harpers Ferry, has its grand opening on Saturday, Apr. 29 at 6 p.m. The Exhibit entitled “Breaking the Surface” will run from Apr. 29-June 11.

The opening exhibit will highlight the works of four contemporary three-dimensional artists including Anne Rule-Thompson, who finds hidden beauty in sculpted landscapes and figurative ceramic sculptures using clay, metal, and glass; Ceramic artist, Lisa Kovatch, whose bold colored pottery depicts playful images of nature routed in historical tradition with a modern appeal; jewelry artist and metal smith, Rose Mendez, who uses texture and color to create lyrical pieces with natural materials and up scaled metals; and Joy Bridy, whose warm wood-fired pottery and sculptural works reflect her inspiration for the organic sensibilities of our local rivers and woodlands.

The exhibit also includes furniture restoration by John Mark Powers, who has repaired pieces for local antique owners as well as embassies, antique dealers in Washington, D.C. and the National Gallery of Art.

Anne Rule-Thompson, Lisa Kovatch, Rose Mendez, Joy Bridy and John Mark Power will be available to discuss their work.

“Having more arts and culture is exactly the type of thing our guests are looking for, and having artist and crafts people sharing their talents enriches the community as a whole.” Carrie Ellen Gauthier owner of the Light Horse Inn.

For more information, call 703-727-2532.

Rivers Studio and Gallery is the newest addition to Bolivar, and the first of its kind in the area. The gallery exhibits local and regional artists; while sculptor Anne Rule-Thompson’s studio, located behind the gallery, offers ceramics classes and a unique glimpse into her work process.

The mission of the Rivers Studio and Gallery is to offer quality sculptural and functional fine art in clay, metal and wood while creating an opportunity to learn about the making process and become students in ceramics and metalsmithing, taught by the artists of Rivers Gallery.