Special Show & Sale of Garden-Inspired Works in Museum Lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Museum Admission not Required to Meet the Artist

Winchester, VA 5/16/17…The lobby of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) will be filled with the vibrant creations of award-winning Shenandoah Valley artist Neena Jhaveri on Saturday, May 20. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum Store will host a spring show and sale of Jhaveri’s newest garden-inspired creations.

Born in Ahmedabad, India, Neena Jhaveri moved to Winchester, Virginia, in 1988. She has created customized pottery for the Museum Store since its 2005 opening. Many of the artist’s pottery pieces for the MSV are created using live flowers, herbs, and greenery from the Museum’s own Glen Burnie Gardens. According to Museum Store Manager Bonnie Barr, Jhaveri’s garden pottery is a perennial best-seller in the store; many customers collect the artist’s one-of-a-kind pieces and eagerly anticipate her newest creations. In April of 2015, Neena Jhaveri received a Buyer’s Choice award from the Museum Store Association (MSA) during its annual convention in Hartford, Connecticut. Her handmade jewelry keeper was the award winner in the eco-friendly category and was recognized for its artistic, functional, and earth-friendly design.

Along with featuring the popular customized Museum pottery, the MSV event will unveil Neena Jhaveri’s newest garden-themed works, such as paintings, clay jewelry, vases, silk scarves, silk ponchos, purses, and table linens. Throughout the show the artist will be at the Museum to discuss her work.

There is no fee to visit the Museum Store, view the display, and meet artist Neena Jhaveri. Regular admission rates apply to visit MSV exhibitions and its seven-acre gardens.

On Saturday, May 20, those visiting the MSV for the Neena Jhaveri show and sale are invited to stop by the MSV Heritage Plant Sale. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Heritage Plant Sale features more than 125 varieties of plants available for purchase. All of the annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, trees, and shrubs offered at the plant sale have all been selected by the MSV horticultural staff for their ability to thrive in Valley gardens. Admission to the plant sale is free.

A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and seven acres of gardens. The galleries and exhibitions are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. MSV admission is $10 or $8 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18. General admission is always free to youth ages 12 and under and to MSV Members. Thanks to sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., admission is free to all every Wednesday. During the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the MSV is open free of charge each Wednesday until 8 p.m.  Additional details are available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–