Mother-daughter artists team up for exhibit at Lee Street Studios  

An oil painting by Liz Goertz
Abstract acrylic on board by Kristen Rehak

Elizabeth Goertz and Kristen Rehak will exhibit their two-woman show in the main gallery of Lee Street Studios for the month of October.

Guests are invited to an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5– 8 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy wine and light appetizers

Goertz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Corcoran School of Art and studied art history in Greece through Georgetown University. Born and raised in Washington DC, she has lived in New York City and Mexico. Goertz’s current work is an oil-on-board exploration of emotions through figures. She will also include some landscapes in this exhibit.

Rehak, Goertz’s daughter, holds a degree in graphic design from Shepherd University. She has contributed large-scale, abstract acrylic works to the upcoming show.

If there is a theme to their combined exhibit, it is one of experimentation. Both women are playing outside their usual modes and trying out new materials.

Rehak says, “I haven’t done a lot of painting in the past. I’m playing with abstract ideas and line work. Most of my illustration is highly detailed and realistic. This work is trying to break free from that.”

Each of Rehak’s paintings in this show have been done on hand-cut board and wooden frames she built herself. Goertz’s paintings are a combination of canvas and board.

Lee Street Studios in Lewisburg, WV is a community of artists committed to practicing their craft and sharing it with the community. Lee Street Studios is open to the public with ongoing art exhibits, frequent live concerts, and the opportunity to watch artists at work. Learn more about Lee Street Studios by visiting or call 681-318-3551. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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