We had the opportunity to spend a bit of time with the fantastic Clermont Forum II artist Sally Myers yesterday. Sally joined the RHP (Heather Rounds and Teddy Johnson), along with Forum II artists Melissa Webb, Andrew Shenker, and Doug Pifer, for an interview with the Observer of Clarke County. Sally’s large scale sculpture incorporates both steel and bone, in a “respectful and joyous tribute to all the life that has come before us.” It also eloquently pays notice to the hunting practices of American Indians, whom once inhabited the lands around Clermont. The upcoming exhibit Clermont Forum II, will open to the public April 12th and will run until May 31. This exhibit is curated by the Rotating History Project in partnership with the Clermont Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
Sally Myers is a sculptor working in clay and forged and welded steel. She often works with repeating natural forms such as abstracted birds and trees. She earned an undergraduate degree from VCU, an MFA at the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. She recently retired from teaching art at Ball State University in Indiana. Her work has been shown in many exhibitions including Earth, Wheel and Fire International Juried Ceramics Exhibition, the International Juried Exhibition at The Herbst International Exhibition Hall at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Smithtown NY , The Holter Museum of Art ANA 33, Helena Montana.