Toward Spirituality Exhibit Opens June 6th

Eight different artists and a broad variety of art forms will be featured in “Toward Spirituality,” the next installation in the Davis Gallery at Sawtooth School for Visual Art.  The show opens on May 27 and runs through June 27, with an Artists’ Reception on Friday, June 6 from 5 to 7 PM.

According to Sawtooth Gallery Coordinator Sharon Hardin, the show as a whole does not focus exclusively on any particular religion or philosophy.  The artists reference spirituality in their work through their own personal lens and point of view.  The definition and interpretation of spirituality and how it’s represented will be as diverse as the artists in the show.  That list includes: Becky Gray (ceramics), Betty Helen Longhi (metals), Kim Varnadoe (photography), Susannah Ravenswing (jewelry),  Vanessa Hollifield and Betti Pettinatti Longinotti (glass), and Marianne DiNapoli Mylet and Paul Travis Phillips (painting).   Sharon Hardin is the Gallery Coordinator for the show.

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Kim Varnadoe

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Paul Travis Phillips











“I am totally blown away by the talent represented in this exhibition” said Sawtooth Executive Director JoAnne Vernon.   “We have artists with ties to Penland School of Crafts, Parson’s School of Design, Piedmont Craftsmen, and several other prestigious arts organizations.  Individually, their work is beautiful.  Collectively, it will be absolutely breathtaking.”

The Eleanor and Egbert Davis Gallery and the Sawtooth Shop are open Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 7 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.  There is no charge for the exhibition or to attend the Artists’ Reception.

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Marianne DiNapoli Mylet

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Betty Helen Longhi










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