LEWISBURG, W.Va. (WVDN) – Carnegie Hall’s spring exhibits will spotlight the works of regional artist John Coffey.
Located adjacent to the auditorium, the Museum Galleries offer visitors a chance to experience Coffey’s talent up close.
A native of southern West Virginia, Coffey specializes in watercolor landscapes and buildings, drawing inspiration from his upbringing in Monroe and McDowell counties.
Now residing in Mercer County, the artist honed his skills at Concord College in the 1960s, later teaching himself watercolor techniques in the late 1980s. Coffey’s accolades include membership in the West Virginia Watercolor Society, Tamarack juried artisan status and past affiliations with the Mahoning Valley Watercolor Society, the Appalachian Artist Association and the Beckley Art Group.
Among his awards are Tamarack’s Best of West Virginia Show 2011 – Award of Merit, Beckley Art Group/Cynthia Bickey Gallery’s West Virginia Memories Show – Best of Show and various other recognitions from the Beckley Art Group.
The exhibits, which run through June 30, are free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.