The walls of the Depot continue to shine with local artist’s work and we are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the arts in our community. With only two more gallery openings left this year, we are excited to feature artist Mae Stoll at the Depot on Friday, November 4th. The gallery opening will be from 5:00-7:00PM and as always, the event is free and open to everyone! Get to know Mae before the event by reading her bio below.
Originally from the island of Malta, new artist Mae Stoll moved to Virginia three years ago after more than 40 years in Texas. She thinks that it was the beauty of the Valley that inspired her to buy her first set of acrylics late in 2020 and start dabbling. Not having any formal art instruction aside from a couple of elective art classes in college, Mae is still adjusting to her late-in-life “art awakening” and new identity as an artist. She says, “…sometimes, things flow, and life is good. Other times, the work is mentally and emotionally exhausting; but somehow, it always feels like it’s what I should be doing.”
In addition to her success at local area art festivals, Mae was the featured artist at the Crozet Artisan Depot last April, and some of her work can be found at Cabell Gallery in Lexington. She was also recently awarded first place in the Painting category at a local fall foliage festival this month! Mae also makes lovely wire-wrapped jewelry, which can be seen along with her many paintings on her website www.adornmentsbymae.com .
Learn more about the event and RSVP on our event page here.