Blacksburg Art Receptions

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: Deux-by-Deux, Redux

We are revisiting our Side by Side concept from 2014 and have invited pairs of artists to join us with featured work from their direct partnership or from their solo work that still shares a connection. We are proud to present works from Larry & Haley Bechtel, Larsen & Jeanette Bowker, Riley & Charlotte Chan, Leslie Roberts Gregg & Lauren Roberts, Dale & Nancy Norton, Donald & Joanna Sunshine, Michele Walter & Suzanne Ross, Roberta Sallee & daughters, and Robert & Kayla Smith.  We will as always reprise our Artful Raffle so that you can both give back to our community artists and cherish a work of beautiful local art in your home.  Justin Craig will be here as well to entertain and delight throughout the evening!  We hope you can join us!

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