Special Show & Sale of Garden-Inspired Works in Museum Lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special Show & Sale of Garden-Inspired Works in Museum Lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Winchester, VA 4/22/15…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 this Saturday, April 25. 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. 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, this Saturday’s event will unveil Neena Jhaveri’s newest garden-themed works, including silk and cotton scarves, silk ponchos, purses, table linens, and upcycled silk necklaces. 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 the Glen Burnie House and Gardens.

Because gardens and nature serve as the inspiration behind Jhaveri’s creations, the MSV schedules its annual show and sale of her works to coincide with Historic Garden Week in Virginia. Tours in the Winchester area will take place on Saturday, April 25, and the tour ticket includes admission to the MSV.

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and six acres of gardens—is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Museum galleries are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through October. 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, and thanks to generous sponsorship from Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., it is free to all every Wednesday. During the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the house and gardens will be open free of charge each Wednesday until 8 p.m.  Additional information is available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–