West Partridge 2022November 2, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven's Art and Design Department will feature the work of visiting artists David West and Jarrod Partridge for a special exhibition, November 11 - December 10.

The opening reception is on Saturday, November 12, 4-6p.m.in the Bitsy Irby Fine Art and Dance Center Gallery.West and Partridge will also be hosting a masterclass on their artistic processes. The class is open to the public and will be held in the Bitsy Irby Fine Art and Dance CenteronNovember 11.The master class includes a gallery talk, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and an art demonstration,1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

West is a full-time artist and instructor currently residing in Homewood, Alabama with his wife and daughters. West's work includes printmaking, drawing, painting, and book binding. Partridge is a full-time artist and instructor currently living at the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In addition to creating his own art, Partridge and his wife lead Visual Explorations to Tuscany, Italy each summer.

In 2013, Partridge and West together created Art Space 86, an event-based project intended to provide opportunities for artists and enrich communities through art.

This is just one of the many exciting events from Belhaven's School of Arts. Check out Arts Ablaze for plays, dance and music concerts, poetry readings, gallery exhibits and more happening this year.