TAYLOR COUNTY—For those who enjoy delightfully colorful art centered on nature and all the beauty it contains, there is still time to check out a dazzling display of photographs at Gallery 62 West.
In February, the Taylor County Arts Council (TCAC) welcomed residents and guests of the area to their showcase of the stunningly captured scenes of Chrissy Zeltner, in her show titled “It’s a Wild Life.”
The exhibition features the photography of this West Virginia native, who captures the simple beauty of all that Mother Nature provides, everything from brightly colored flowers, plush trees and breathtaking landscapes to the creatures that call the earth home.
And for those who haven’t stopped by the art gallery to take in the sights, there is still time.
“We are excited to announce that Chrissy Zeltner’s show, “It’s a Wild Life”, will be staying throughout the month of March, up until Saturday, March 26,” said Taylor County Art Council member Vicki Aucremanne. “We hope that you will stop by to see her beautiful work!”
Those hoping to meet with the artist herself are in luck, as the TCAC has decided to host “Another Wild Evening at the Gallery!,” a second special meet-n-greet with Zeltner.
“Chrissy will be here at Gallery 62 West from 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday, March 11,” Aucremanne explained. “So, if you missed the first opening, you have another chance to meet Chrissy and talk to her about her photography.”
Zeltner hails from neighboring Bruceton Mills, where she residents with her partner, Patrick, and a plethora of animals including their dog, two cats and 18 chickens.
When not capturing the beauty that surrounds her through photography, Zelter provides a healing touch through her business Haven of Healing Arts Massage Therapy in Morgantown.
She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been practicing since 1999, working to help individuals Relax, unwind, and heal with a soothing massage.
In her spare time, she can be found tending to one of her five gardens.
And it is no surprise that this West Virginia native enjoys time outdoors, wither it be whitewater kayaking, mountain biking or hiking in the scenic beauty of the Mountain State.
“My motto in life is that you’re not having fun unless you’re covered in dirt or river water at least a few times a week,” expressed Zeltner.
Her love of water, plants and animals serves as the focal point of her photography.
“Between living in West Virginia and having been lucky enough to have traveled to some amazing places, choosing pictures for this show was difficult to narrow down,” Zeltner disclosed.
However, she has done so and picked some of her favorite shots to share with residents and guests of Taylor County, and she invites art aficionados to enjoy another evening of socializing and Wild Life viewing at Gallery 62 West.
For those unable to make it to the artist open house, there will still be plenty of opportunities to take in the showcase. Gallery 62 West will be open throughout the remainder of the exhibition to offer residents and guests more chances to take in Zeltner’s stunning pictures.
Guests may stop by the gallery on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to check out her work.
For more information about their Zeltner’s show, please contact Gallery 62 West via Facebook at www.facebook.com/TCAC.Inc, or by their website, www.gallery62w.com or by calling 304-265-5500.