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Jane Skafte Exhibits 'Where We Live' Jan. 3 - 31 in Miller Art Gallery

December 14, 2016

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Jane Skafte, an artist from central Virginia, will present “Where We Live” in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Jan. 3 – 31.

An artist’s reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. Both events will be in the Miller Art Gallery. The talk, reception and exhibition are open to the public at no charge.

Skafte’s work follows the tradition of geological illustrations in earth science textbooks. She aims to educate by reducing the complexity of a system into simplified chunks of information – a weather pattern is represented by graphic symbols, a mountain range is represented by a land chunk that appears to be sliced from the mantel of the earth – allowing the audience to grasp how surface terrain relates to underground strata.

Through art, Skafte communicates her ecological and environmental concerns.

Skafte earned an M.A. in textile design and an M.F.A. in studio art from Syracuse University.

Since 2012, Skafte has been an independent workshop presenter at Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton, Va.; the Colored Pencil Art Center in Orange, located in Orange, Va.; and the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, Va.

The Miller Gallery is located on the second floor of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library. The Gallery is open 8 a.m. to midnight Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 11 p.m. Sunday.

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