Susan Poffenbarger


Susan Poffenbarger to Exhibit New Works at the Art Store


(Charleston, WV) The Art Store will open New Work by West Virginia artist, Susan Poffenbarger, Saturday, September 15, 2012. Poffenbarger will participate in an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. followed immediately by a reception lasting until 7:30 p.m.


This solo exhibit includes new landscape paintings in oil and pastel inspired by West Virginia’s verdant scenery. The New River snakes through rocks, leaves reflect the sun and glitter in fall breezes or stand silent and bare, emerging through snow covered grounds.  The cascades of water and forested glades showcase the artist’s particular ability to capture the beauty of natural light, while the use of multiple layers of color and texture replicate the rhythmic buzz of the natural worlds these works portray. Poffenbarger’s intimate relationship to her local surroundings is evident in this sensitive and engaging body of work.


Poffenbarger, an award winning West Virginia native, has been featured in university, gallery, and museum exhibitions since 1976. She has most recently been recognized by the Community Music Association in West Virginia for her contribution to the local arts community. Her work may be found in permanent collections housed by the State of West Virginia, State Capitol, Charleston, WV; the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV; the Clay Center, Charleston, WV; as well as numerous private and corporate collectors. Poffenbarger is a graduate of West Virginia University. She has also studied at Marshall University, the Art Students League, New York, NY; and with noted contemporary American artists, Nell Blaine, Wolf Kahn, and Janet Fish.


The Poffenbarger exhibition will continue at the Art Store through October 18th. The Art Store is located in the Bridge Road Shops area of Charleston, at 1013 Bridge Road. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10-5:30; Saturday 10-5. Anytime by appointment. For further information, please call 304-345-1038.

Susan Poffenbarger

Sep 15 – Oct 18, 2012