Saluda Inn’s new show, ‘Crossroads’

Published 9:47 am Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Saluda Inn, Wine Cellar announces its next show “Crossroads,” Aug. 12 and 13. The opening reception will be Aug. 13 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Verlie Murphy wax painting. (photo submitted)

The show features five artists; Verlie Murphy, Linda Seagroves, Larsen Dunn, Karen Johnson and Jocelyn Davis. Each artist has her own distinct medium: Verlie Murphy, encaustic wax; Linda Seagroves, folk art paintings and whimsical clay sculpture; Larsen Dunn, metal smith jewelry; Karen Johnson, drawing and painting; Jocelyn Davis, oil paintings in landscape and still life.
Featured artist Verlie Murphy states, “Encaustic means to ‘burn in’ and my wax paintings are created with a heated stylus and a special temperature controlled encaustic iron. I love this medium because there is always an element of surprise when working with melted wax; it is my goal as an artist to activate the viewer’s imagination; to cause them to see not only my intended imagery but also the unintended visions from their mind. Much like a sculptor who feels that he is simply ‘freeing up’ whatever is inside his wood; my images find their way to the surface; to tell a story; like magic.”
– article submitted by Jocelyn Davis

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