Reception set for Leach’s ‘From the Hive’ exhibit at the International Arts Center

A reception for the exhibit

A reception for the exhibit "From the Hive" by faculty member Beverly West Leach will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

An exhibit featuring the work of Troy University faculty member Beverly West Leach is now on display at the International Arts Center’s lobby gallery on the Troy Campus. An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5.

The exhibit, “From the Hive,” is a collection of works exploring a connected flow of images, shapes, colors, and materials built from years of developing a visual vocabulary tied to Mother Nature. The work will be on display through Jan. 14.

Beverly West Leach

“It’s an honor to show the work of our faculty member, Beverly Leach,” said Carrie Jaxon, IAC Director and Curator. “Her work is vibrant and full of life and is a great example of exploration of different mediums and formats. I hope everyone in our community can visit the IAC to enjoy this unique artistic experience.”

The exhibit features work in various mediums, including pastel drawings, color photography, hand-cut analog collages, digital collages, mixed media assemblages and altered books, with most of the works having been created since 2020.

“By working with various materials and methods it keeps me on my toes and the work fresh,” Leach said. “This varied way of processing ideas helps me in developing approaches to teaching in my courses as well.”

Leach, a Lecturer of Art and Design, joined the TROY faculty in 2008 after relocating with her husband from Baltimore. Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the United States in juried exhibitions and group shows, as well as regional solo exhibitions.

Leach’s work is part of several corporate collections, private collections, The Pennsylvania State University Library Collection and The Baltimore Museum of Art Prints, Drawings and Photographs Archive. Her also work appears in several international publications on the art of collage.

In addition to Thursday’s reception, an artist talk featuring Leach and invited guest Dana Marie Lemmer of the Wiregrass Museum of Art will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the IAC.

Duststorm at Sunset is among the works included in the exhibit.