"The Door of Good: A Fairy Tale," by Jean Peacock
The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Sandler Center Foundation, and the Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department will host an opening reception for "The Door of Good: A Fairy Tale," a solo exhibition by Jean Peacock, on Monday, Oct. 10, from 6-8 p.m. in the Sandler Center Art Gallery.
The exhibition is based on a book she published together with Matthew Bernier, a puppeteer and art therapist at Eastern Virginia Medical School, featuring 42 oil paintings that were used to illustrate the book.
Peacock, who is primarily an oil painter, has participated in juried solo and invitational group exhibitions throughout the region and southeastern Virginia, and has won several awards. Her paintings are also included in private collections throughout the world.
She has lectured for several artistic organizations and is especially proud to support local charitable organizations through the sale of her and her husband's paintings. Peacock is also the founder of Studio 3009 and The Gertrude Group, a weekly gathering of over a dozen local artists who visit her home for conversation and fun.
One of the highlights of Peacock's career was being a resident d'Art Center artist for over 20 years. While at d'Art Center, she organized an exhibition highlighting employees from the D'Egg Restaurant in Norfolk. Ten artists from d'Art Center painted employees' portraits and exhibited them in the restaurant, debuting with a large opening reception with food and drink from the restaurant.
"Art is an adventure that I am willing to take," said Peacock.
Artwork in this exhibition will be on display until January 2023. Email the artist at email@example.com to inquire about her work.