‘Neena’ opens at SAC gallery

Posted: November 29, 2012

Star staff report

Winchester — “Neena” is the next exhibition on display in the Shenandoah Arts Council’s gallery, featuring the work of Neena Jhaveri of Winchester.

The opening takes place Sunday with a reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

“Neena works with bright, bold colors and is so accomplished in many different art mediums,” said Tracy Marlatt, executive director of the Arts Council. “From pottery, to abstract or still life paintings, to fabric, Neena’s unique style is prevalent in each piece of art she creates.”

Jhaveri was born in Ahmedabad, India and fulfilling her father’s wishes, she focused her university studies on sciences and the arts. Her passion has always been the arts, spirituality, and nature but she learned long ago that science, the arts, and religion can co-exist harmoniously.

The realization of each of Neena’s mixed media paintings as been rooted in her dreams: artistic figures, nature and aquatic scenes with vibrant colors have always been in the forefront of her compositions. A pattern has emerged with the common peaceful nature theme and brilliant colors that makes her style easily recognizable. Not just on canvas, she produces her unique work on limited edition silk scarves and cotton products. Her pottery gets inspiration from her garden, where her passion for natural beauty can be found — immortalized — in her bowls, platters and other creations by using the plants and herbs she has grown.

“Neena” will run through Dec. 31. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. and by special appointment.

For more information, visit Shenandoah Arts Council’s website, shenarts.org, call 540-667-5166, or email tmarlatt@shenarts.org.