Barns Unveils Spectacular Arts Mural

On Sunday the Barns of Rose Hill formally unveiled its much-anticipated ceramic mural celebrating the arts in Clarke County. The long-awaited unveiling did not disappoint!

A mural celebrating the arts in Clarke County, Virginia is on permanent display at the Barns of Rose Hill - Photo Edward Leonard

The mural is an original collaborative work created by many of our region’s most talented artists. The project was designed and managed by Joan Gardiner of Unison, Virginia and Gale Bowman Harlow of Opus Oaks in Berryville, Virginia. Many other local artists and art students contributed to the final work. (See attached photo describing credit.)

Contributing artists for the arts mural - Photo Edward Leonard

“This mural is really terrific” said Barn of Rose Hill Board member Janety Eltinge. “So many people contributed to its success; Joan Gardiner, Gail Bowman Harlow. Bonnie Jacobs organized the hundreds of hours contributed by volunteers.  The mural has been a true community project and that’s what the Barns of Rose Hill are supposed to be about.”

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On Sunday afternoon patrons gathered to view the mural which now adorns the rear wall of the Barns of Rose Hill gift shop. With the Barns of Rose Hill now officially open, patrons will want to mark their calendars for the following events:

Friday, October 28, 7:30pm          Furnace Mountain Concert

Work by Opus Oaks art students was on display at the Barns of Rose Hill on Sunday - Photo Edward Leonard

Saturday, October 29, 8:00 am   Barn Again 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, October 29, 7:30pm    5thAnnual Halloween Dance

Sunday, November 13, 3:00pm  Images of America – Clarke County by Maral Kalbian

See the Clarke Daily News Community Calendar for more information.

View video Janet Eltinge’s recognition of the volunteers who worked on the arts mural here:  


  1. I enjoyed seeing the ceramic mural and the art by Opus Oaks students. I thank the Barns for honoring my stepbrother Bill Whiting with a group display of his paintings.