Conversations About Art

Conversations About Art

“At BSSS I met a community of talented and supportive artists who believed in one another and discovered the power of painting through observation. Thank you BSSS!”

– Pricilla Whitlock, BSSS Member

Area professionals from a wide range of art-related fields are invited to discuss and share their work and expertise. Held on Mondays from 12:30-1:30pm in the BSSS Gallery located at 22 West Beverley Street in Staunton, these talks are free and open to the public. Beverages and cookies are provided. Bring a bag lunch, invite a friend and join in these lively discussions about art.


2018 Schedule


March 19: Jeffery Allison

Impressionable Youth: The Impressionist Artists and Images of Childhood

March 26: Lynn Hilton Conyers

Raku: An Ancient Art for Contemporary Potters

April 2: Al Leichter:

Louis Jordan: King of the Jukeboxes

April 9: Rosalind Waters

Bas Relief: A Place Between

April 16: Piper Groves

Modern Printmaking

April 23: Susan Crave Rosen

Creating Collage Papers for Mixed Media Painting



September 17: Cleveland Morris

How I Became a Still Life Artist: Four Books Can Change a Life 

September 24: Lara Call Gastinger

Documenting Nature as a Botanical Artist

October 1: Paula Cook

Art, History and the End of Civilization As We Know It: Context and Subtext Behind My Early Work

October 8: John Hancock

Drawing on Memory

October 15: Peg Sheridan

Branching Out: Continuing to Grow in Watercolor Painting

October 22Katharine March

University Art Collection