Art Exhibit

Whet Your Palette: Black & White Exhibit Opening

For our last show of the year, we’ve got many participants with work that gets back to the basics of black and white. See how these artists play with the two extremes in photography, minimalist drawings, crochet, sculpture and more. Participating Artists: Lisa Acciai, Hershel Brewer, Marie Collier, Eric Cowan, Holly Cromer, Karen Gilbert, Teri Hoover, Joe Ingram, L.S. King, Mohsen Manteghi, Larry Mitchell, Gilda Machin-Scarpaci, Amanda Snidow, Michele Sons, Quin Spencer, Donald and Joanna Sunshine.

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Whet Your Palette: Social Commentary Exhibit Opening

Gender equality, Mountain Valley Pipeline, cancer awareness, war, the effect of loneliness, poverty, cultural identity, social media. This show will tackle issues and through art, spark discussion about the world around us. Live music provided by Mark Edward Jones. We hope to see you there!  With artwork by Marie Collier, Alex Crookshanks, Michael Mortimer, Martha Olson, Robi Sallee, Linda Shroyer, Donald Sunshine, Felta Virginia and first-time exhibitors Zach Baker, Tamara Ghosh, James Harder, Anne Sampson and Maggi Williams.

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Whet Your Palette: Drawing & Sculpture Exhibit Opening

Please join us WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 for an opening of our Drawing & Sculpture exhibit. On display will be some incredible sculptures including wood, alabaster, clay and more. To complement this medium and to showcase the varied process of sketching, on display will also be drawings and sketches in pen, crayon, pencil and more. This multi-faceted show features:

Larry Bechtel
sculpture

David Pearce
sculpture

Elizabeth Carr
sculpture

Marie Collier
drawings/sketches

Matt Gentry
drawings/sketches

Sue Hossack
drawings/sketches

Jennifer Lovejoy
sculpture

Dennis Neale
sculpture

Nikki Pynn
drawing/sketches

Mary Ratliff
sculpture and drawings/sketches

Bob Rotche
sculpture

Elvira Skuzinski
drawing/sketches

Gerri Young
sculpture and drawings/sketches

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Whet Your Palette: Transportation Exhibit Opening

Join us February 7 for our exhibit on all things transportation, featuring railroad photography by Kirk Carter, paintings by Marie Collier, travel photography from India by Alex Crookshanks, travel journal paintings by Zoe Katz, the “Train Diaries” series by printmaker and photographer L.S. King, travel photography from Cuba by Susan Lockwood, and prints and paintings by Michele Walter.

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Whet Your Palette: Printmaking Exhibit

Join us July 19 for our medium-rich Printmaking exhibit featuring block prints by Erin Collins, inkjet and plexiglass layering technique work by Alex Crookshanks, Vietnamese landscape woodcut prints by RU MFA student Lam Tung Dinh, serigraphy by potter and printmaker Kathy Elich, multimedia and textile printing by Andrew Hill, prints by RU MFA student, printmaker and photographer L.S. King, prints and accompanying sculptures by Darcy Meeker, and calligraphy and prints by Elvira Skuzinski.

 

 

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Whet Your Palette: Cartoons & Pop Art Exhibit

January 2016 Show Join us on Wednesday, January 20 for our first exhibit of 2016! We’ve got pixelated and pop art from Alexander Crookshanks, tattoo designs from Roger LaDouceur, and cartoon work from Kiki Schirr and Justin Wood, plus artwork to fit our theme from Blacksburg Middle, Gilbert Linkous Elementary, and Harding Avenue schools.

Justin Craig will be here with his Brazilian Group and we will reprise our Artful Raffle throughout the evening as well! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Whet Your Palette: Abstracts Exhibit

To accommodate the artistic reconstruction and renovation of part of our building, we are moving our previously scheduled Abstracts exhibit.  Join us for an unveiling of our new “space within a space” and a grand Whet Your Palette on Wednesday, September 2 as we celebrate the art of Marie Collier, Marianne Jackson, Nicholas Milinazzo, Rita Montrosse, John Wiercioch, and Tom Wilkinson.

As always, be sure to be prepared for our Artful Raffle throughout the evening! We look forward to seeing you!

 

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Whet Your Palette: “Art Through The Eras” Juried Show

For our first show of 2015, we invited artists to a juried show in which we asked them to imitate the old masters and create something new for a brand new year. And respond they did! We had over 50 pieces from which to choose, qualifying work including painting, textile, photography, and mixed media as they fit into the interpretation of the following eras:
• Dutch Still Life
• Romanticism
• Impressionism
• Realism
• Cubism
• Surrealism
• Abstract Expressionism
• Outsider Art or “Raw Art”
• Pop Art
See what historic eras influence our community artists and behold some very fresh, exciting material! Prizes, included People’s Choice, will be awarded the night of our Whet Your Palette, so come out and vote for your favorite!

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