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Beatrice Schall, Artist “LOOKING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK”

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(Greensboro, NC) – The Artery Gallery, 1711 Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, hosts the upcoming exhibit “Looking Forward/Looking Back” by regional mixed-media artist Beatrice Schall.  The exhibition will run from November 3 until December 22, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 12th from 5-7pm.  Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and closed on Sunday.

This exhibit further explores the artist’s interest in the relationship between the cycles of life and Nature via memory and the passage of time.  The show is divided into two bodies of work with some overlap. Schall uses personal family images such as sonograms, amniocentesis images, photographs, etc.,) to suggest the passage of time and all of its implications.   She also incorporates her own shadow with images of her mother and aunt to suggest family connections.   The use of mirrors in some of her work is two-fold: they reflect the work’s imagery and, I hope, invite the viewer to see themselves in the art as well.  Schall says, “Although I have certain intentions for the work, I hope each viewer will find their own personal connection to the images depending on his/her life experiences.  For me, that bond with the viewer is one of the important reasons I have continued to make art over time.”

 The artist has designated that 10% from sales be donated to the Hirsch Wellness Network.  HWN is an art therapy cancer support organization offering FREE art and wellness classes to cancer patients, their families and caregivers.  Schall has been giving workshops for HWN since 2009 and has supported their annual fundraiser by donating work.

 Beatrice Schall’s artwork has been exhibited and collected in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally including Mexico, New York City, Chicago, South Carolina, California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas among others. She has been the recipient of numerous grants including the NC Humanities Council, United Arts Council’s (now Arts Greensboro), North Carolina Arts Council, and the Greensboro Jewish Foundation – Community Enrichment Fund, etc.

Exhibitions include juried shows at The Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill, NC and the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC among others.  Solo shows include Green Hill Gallery for NC Art (now Greenhill Gallery), Greensboro College, Guilford College, Insituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), Artspace (Raleigh, NC), Theatre Art Gallery (High Point, NC) SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA., etc. Group shows include The Cynthia Broan Gallery and Franklin Furnace (NYC), Fayetteville Museum of Art (NC), Borowsky Gallery and Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia, PA), Artemesia Gallery (Chicago, IL) and both the University of Texas-San Antonio and University of Houston (Texas.), Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, among many others.

 Schall’s resume include numerous teaching and workshop experience including the University of NC-Chapel Hill and Guilford College and Green Hill, etc.  Her copyrighted workshops entitled “Imagine: A Workshop for People in Transition”, and “A Life Story” were presented to Hirsch Wellness Network participants.  The workshops are geared toward cancer patients, cancer survivors and caretakers and creates an atmosphere where participants can create meaningful work using found objects, personal mementos, painting, collage,  etc.

For more information about Beatrice Schall, please visit her website: www.beatriceschall.com.  For more information about The Artery Gallery, visit their website: www.arterygallery.com.  For more information about the Hirsch Wellness Network, visit their website: www.HirschWellnessNetwork.org.

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