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Fired Up! Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio
Jul 25 through Oct 3, 2015
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Get fired up about the astounding glass creations from instructors and staff at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio. These cutting edge artists create contemporary designs using traditional glass blowing techniques.

Featuring works by James Akers, Joan Biddle, Ali Feeney, Gayle Forman, Van Eric Harned, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Kathy Little, Laura McFie, Katheryn Murphy, Charlotte Potter, Julia Rogers, Robin Rogers, Joshua Solomon, Hilary Wang and more.

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Members-Only Reception
Friday, July 24 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Unbreakable: Glass by Robert Cappelli
July 25 – October 3, 2015 • Piedmont Arts

Local Glass
July 25 – October 3, 2015 • Piedmont Arts

Fired Up! Family Day
Saturday, August 15, 2015 • 2 – 4 pm • Piedmont Arts


Local Glass
Jul 25 through Oct 3, 2015
Lynwood Artists Gallery

Featuring stained and warm glass by glass artists from Martinsville-Henry County.

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Members-Only Reception
Friday, July 24 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Unbreakable: Glass by Robert Cappelli
July 25 – October 3, 2015 • Piedmont Arts

Fired Up! Family Day
Saturday, August 15, 2015 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts


Unbreakable: Robert Cappelli
Jul 25 through Oct 3, 2015
Box Mezzanine Gallery

A precarious juxtaposition of metal and glass makes Robert Cappelli's Unbreakable a truly exciting experience.

Originally from Philadelphia, Robert Cappelli started working with glass at 18. He gained proficiency in the perplexing medium during his years at Loyola University in New Orleans and Pilchuck School of Glass in Washington. Cappella lives in Portland, Oregon.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Friday, July 24 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Fired Up! Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio
July 25 – October 3, 2015 • Piedmont Arts

Fired Up! Family Day
Saturday, August 15, 2015 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts

Local Glass
July 25 – October 3, 2015 • Piedmont Arts


Multiplicity of Color
Aug 7 through Oct 2, 2015
Historic Little Post Office

Filled with energy, exuberant high color, and intensity, Kelly Gravely Mattox's artwork is an extension of her personality. Her "true joy" comes from her continuous pursuit to explore, experiment and developed artistic interpretations of the landscape and its organic forms in their abstractions.

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Opening Reception: Multiplicity of Color
Friday, August 7 • 5:30 pm • Little Post Office



Aura: Juan Francisco Adaro
Oct 17, 2015 through Jan 2, 2016
Hooker Garrett Gallery

From his beginnings as a street artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan Francisco Adaro learned his craft from interaction and observation of life. Currently living in South Florida, Adaro is known for his abstract-figurative, life-size portraits. He recreates traditional techniques, like oil and acrylics, using recycled materials and natural textures.

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Members-Only Reception
Friday, October 16 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Ten Day in Havana
October 17, 2015 – January 2, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

Latin Ballet of Virginia
Thursday, October 29, 2015 • 7 pm • MHS Auditorium

Dia de los Muertos Family Day
Saturday, October 31, 2015 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts


Fortune, Courage, Love
Jan 16 through Mar 5, 2016
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Fortune, Courage, Love: Arts of Africa’s Akan and Kuba Kingdoms from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

With guidance from Richard Woodward, founding curator of the African art collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Piedmont Arts hosts this original exhibition highlighting royal life in Africa through the decorative arts of Africa. Linking history, statesmanship, and tradition, this exhibition will travel the continent with a special focus on comparing the traditions of the Kuba kingdom in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Akan culture in Ghana. Traditional masks, personal jewelry, woven textiles and other regalia bring the customs of African kings to our region.

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Members-Only Reception
Friday, January 15 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Africa Family Day
Saturday, March 12, 2016 • 2 – 4 pm • Piedmont Arts


Collecting Prints: Selections from the Collection of James W. Hyams
Mar 19 through Apr 30, 2016
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Featuring prints selected from the contemporary art collection of James W. Hyams, this exhibit features work by Damien Hirst, Jim Dine, Roger Shimomura, and more.

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Members-Only Reception
Friday, March 18 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts


Expressions 2016
May 21 through Jul 22, 2016
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, Expressions is one of the most popular events in Piedmont Arts' exhibition schedule. Presented by Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts, this open-entry judged art exhibit features work by local and regional artists.