Highland Artists Works On Display At Library This Summer

Monterey, VA – Several dozen Highland County residents crowded into the Mountain View room at the Highland Public Library to celebrate the opening of a new art exhibit. Four Highland County artists are featured in this new show that will run most of the summer. Current Highland County Arts Council President, Liz Delahoussaye describes the new exhibit.

“The current show is four artists, myself , Suse Field, and Barbara Hevener and Susan Blanchard” says Delahoussaye. “We all four have studio space at the Highland Center. The four of us, I think, sought refuge with each other and having a show together.”

Ms. Delahoussaye tells us a little about her art background.

“My history in art is it’s what I wanted to do and didn’t. For the last 10-12 years I’ve been trying to reclaim what I wanted to do instead of being a practical person” she says.

She’s been taking classes for about 12 years and says watercolors are her most comfortable medium. She says movement and particular forms are the things that attract her to a subject. She concentrates more on the actual form rather than abstracts. She is in the process of expanding her repertoire of artistic skills.

Ms. Delahoussaye sees the close proximity of the studio space in the Highland Center as a great benefit for the artists.

“I think the five of us here in the studio space in the Highland Center really help each other along and encourage each other” she says.

The Arts Council plays a very important role in the county and several local visual and performing artists are involved. They encourage all the county’s artists to participate in these shows that are put on throughout the year.

“We’re always looking for artists of all varieties to do shows in the Library” says Delahoussaye. “I would encourage artists out there to either contact myself at 468-2916 or Bernice Eubank at 474-3757.”

Stay tuned to Allegheny Mountain Radio for upcoming profiles of the other artists in this show.

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