Nationally known and respected artist, Betsy Cox will present a collection of work never previously exhibited. The Studio Gallery at ARTWORKS around town will host a Retrospective of her two-dimensional work for the months of February and March. The student side of the North end will continue to exhibit works by Gallery members depicting beautiful winter scenes.
Cox is most recently known for her work in ceramics. She has earned many awards in local as well as national shows. This Retrospective Exhibit reveals another aspect of her talent not usually seen. There will be almost 40 year’s worth of paintings starting with an acrylic still life done in 1972. There will be florals, still lifes and landscapes painted in various mediums including pastel, acrylic, oil and watercolor. She has worked with clay prints and encaustic in addition to more traditional forms of expression.
She grew up in a family that was immersed in artistic expression of one kind or another. Her mother and brother did leatherwork, her father liked to draw and work in mosaics and her sister painted. Her mother’s Austrian side of the family boasted sculptors. Needless to say, Betsy has come from a long line of creative and innovative artists.
The Retrospective promises to reveal many layers of skill Cox has honed over many years of practice and experience. Betsy’s love of nature and her keen eye for detail are evident in everything she does, whether in clay or paint. Betsy’s ceramic items are available for purchase in her permanent space at the Gallery. She sells note cards as well as her originals.Visitors are encouraged to view both exhibits six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. ARTWORKS around town is located in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market. ARTWORKS is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization that operates a Gallery and Art Center for the benefit of the artists and general public of the region. Anyone interested in becoming a member, please go to the website: artworksaroundtown.com for information and an application.