Reconciliation Ecology Theme Of Staniar Show

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THIS ARTWORK, entitled “Studio, Raphine, VA; photo documentation; 2020,” is part of the upcoming exhibit at Staniar Gallery by Leigh Ann Beavers.

Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery will present “Reconciliation,” a show by Leigh Ann Beavers, an art professor at W&L. The exhibit will open on Jan. 17 and the works will be on display through Feb. 18, with a virtual artist talk on Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Staniar Gallery is open to W&L community members only via swipe card access to Wilson Hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (seven days a week). The exhibit can be accessed remotely through a virtual gallery tour and the artist’s talk will be held over Zoom. Links to both will be posted to the gallery’s website:

In her post-sabbatical exhibition, Beavers presents recent work from her mixed-media project that is a creative expression of reconciliation ecology, a branch of conservation biology seeking to preserve biodiversity amid human development.

She spent portions of the last eight summers in residence on Aughnish Island in Ireland, working on this project, which also exhibited at Courthouse Gallery in Ireland, Roanoke College in Virginia and Winthrop University in South Carolina.

At W&L, Beavers teaches drawing and printmaking. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For more information, e call 458-8861.

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