Rituals and Totems Art Exhibit

  • April 5, 2024 - May 4, 2024
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 137 E. Main St., New Albany, IN 47150
  • 502-649-3320

Rituals and Totems
Larry Beisler and Beatrice Guarneschelle-Holt
April 5, 2024 – May 7, 2024

Beatrice Guarneschelle-Holt’s passion for pigments began early in her father’s studio. Her father, Nicholas
Guarneschelli, taught portrait painting at the Louisville School of Art in the 1920s to 1940s. Beatrice has taught
at University of Louisville, Forest Park Community College of St. Louis, Wichita Art Center, Northern Kentucky
University and Indiana University. Her works have been displayed in juried exhibits throughout Indiana and are
collected internationally. Her recent work focuses on images of light to emphasize the love of life through color
and hope’s power over darkness and death.

Larry Beisler is a sculptor living and working near Elizabeth, Indiana. He is an award-winning
artist and has exhibited widely in the Kentuckiana area, with his work included in numerous
public and private collections. His preferred carving medium is stone. However, stone was in
short supply during Covid which pushed him into exploring wood carving, including making a
series of totems out of old log cabin beams. So far he has created eight totems inspired by
nature and spirits. His works, whether wood or stone, are manifestations of his love of nature,
its inspiration, and influence.

The Post Toasties will be playing in the Art Alley in conjunction with the opening reception. The
band plays all genres of rock. Band members include Max Zeller, Tori Anderson, Warren Hester,
and David Scopelliti. Lead singer Tori Anderson has a bluesy grit that brings an infectious energy
to their performances.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. To schedule an appointment contact Julie Schweitzer at 502-649-3320 or

137 East Main Street, New Albany, IN
Gallery hours: Thursday and Friday 12 - 5 • Saturday 1 - 3

  • Dates: April 5, 2024 - May 4, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery
  • Address: 137 E. Main St., New Albany, IN 47150
  • Phone: 502-649-3320
  • Price: Free
Rituals and Totems Art Exhibit
  • 137 E. Main St.
  • New Albany, IN 47150
  • April 5, 2024 - May 4, 2024
  • Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery
  • Free
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday