Artist’s work featured in Aurora Project

URORA — The Aurora Project is honored to exhibit the recent work of West Virginia artist Joan Crawford.

Joan Crawford was born and raised in Hubbard, Ohio, and “Ravens Ring Island” in West Virginia has been her home for many years. She received a B.F.A. from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and an M.A. from WVU. She has taught art at Davis & Elkins College and at Slippery Rock University. Crawford was also employed as a set and costume designer at Julliard in New York City.

The works in this new exhibition show three aspects of Crawford’s genius: whimsical watercolors, large abstract works, and scroll work of wood and PVC. Her art is both dreamy and thoughtful and the Aurora Project exhibition shows the breadth of her talents and ability to reinvent herself.

Her talk on Saturday will allow visitors to learn about both Crawford’s creative process and her vision of creativity in today’s world.

The exhibition is on the second floor of the Aurora General Store, which allows the light through its large windows to enhance the play of color and space in her art.

Aurora Project is a 501c3 with a mission to provide a dynamic environment that supports artists and the creative process. It is the only multidisciplinary artists’ residency in West Virginia.

For more information on this exhibition or the Aurora Project, please contact Anne Jones at 347-782-1715 or