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Indigenous: The Art of the American Indian
Aug 12 through Oct 14, 2017
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Indigenous is a major exhibition highlighting American Indian art never before seen by our community. The exhibition honors the culture, history and art of several American Indian tribes, including the Cherokee, Haliwa-Saponi and Piscataway, among others.

Indigenous features artwork by five contemporary American Indian artists from northeastern North Carolina: Karen Lynch Harley, Phillip Harley, Running Deer Harley, Senora Richardson Lynch and Arnold Richardson; a photographic history of The Trail of Tears on loan from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian; and American Indian artifacts on loan from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Mervyn King.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Friday, August 11 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Opposite of Left: Mark Wright and Brad Wright
On display August 12 – October 14, 2017

American Indian Family Day
Saturday, August 26, 2017 • 11 am – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Modern Art: Native American Style
Thursday, September 14, 2017 • 7 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thursday, October 12, 2017 • 5 – 7 pm • Piedmont Arts


Expressions 2017
May 20 through Jul 21, 2017
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Named Third Place Winner "Best Art Event" in Virginia Living Magazine's Best of Virginia 2017

Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, Expressions is an open-entry judged art exhibit featuring work by over 120 local and regional artists.

Related Events
Artwork Entry (Lynwood Artists + Students Only)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 • 4 pm – 6 pm • Piedmont Arts

Artwork Entry (All Artists)
Saturday, May 6, 2017 • 10 am – 2 pm • Piedmont Arts

Members-Only Reception + Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 19, 2017 • 6 – 8 pm • Piedmont Arts

Artwork Pickup
Saturday, July 22, 2017 • 10 am – 2 pm • Piedmont Arts

Healing Arts Exhibit
May 20 – August 25, 2017

Art @ Happy Hour
Friday, June 16, 2017 • 5 – 7 • Piedmont Arts


Christmas in April
Apr 1 through May 27, 2017
Historic Little Post Office

Wanda Prillaman created an original Christmas card for her family and friends almost every year for more than 40 years. These cards are snapshots of the places and people in Martinsville-Henry County and American culture through the last four decades. The exhibit features reproductions of all the cards Wanda created and several hand-painted originals by the renowned watercolorist.

Little Post Office Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

Related Events
Opening Reception
Friday, March 31, 2017 • 4 – 6 pm • Little Post Office


Prillaman Watercolor Invitational
Mar 11 through Apr 29, 2017
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This watercolor invitational is held in memory of Wanda Prillaman, one of Martinsville-Henry County’s most celebrated watercolor artists. Featuring 34 works by Wanda and works by 21 regional watercolor artists who experienced Wanda’s influence in their lives.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Friday, March 10, 2017 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Sponsors Reception
Friday, March 30, 2017 • 5 pm • Piedmont Arts

Adjunct | Ben Winslow
On display March 11 – April 29, 2017

Art @ Happy Hour
Friday, April 21, 2017 • 5 – 7 pm • Piedmont Arts

Christmas in March
On display March 31 – April 29, 2017 • Little Post Office


Salt Marsh Suite
Jan 14 through Feb 25, 2017
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This inter-media installation and dance performance transforms the galleries into a marsh habitat using video and sound. Based on fieldwork and close observation of the North Carolina coast, Salt Marsh Suite combines art, science and technology to convey the vulnerability of the marsh habitat.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Friday, January 13, 2017 • 5:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Russell Hart
On display through Feb 25, 2017 • Piedmont Arts

David Lunt
On display through Feb 25, 2017 • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Friday, February 17, 2017 • 5 – 7 • Piedmont Arts


The Art of the Quilt: Let’s Celebrate
Nov 12 through Dec 31, 2016
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Over 40 quilt artists from across the Southeast will exhibit work in this biennial invitational exhibition, curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler. Themed, Let’s Celebrate, this year's exhibition commemorates the 10th anniversary of The Art of the Quilt.

In celebration of The Art of the Quilt, Virginia Consortium of Quilters will host their quarterly meeting during the exhibition.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Friday, November 11, 2016 • 5:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Works by Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild
On display November 12 – December 31, 2016

Art @ Happy Hour
Thursday, December 15, 2016 • 5 – 7 • Piedmont Arts

VCQ Quarterly Meeting
Saturday, November 12, 2016 • New College Institute


Watercolors by Carolyn Epperly
Sep 22 through Oct 22, 2016
Historic Little Post Office

Epperly is an award-winning, nationally recognized artist, with expertise at capturing fantastic images and scenes in her artwork. Each painting shines with the vivid colors that only transparent watercolor can produce. She began her career as an artist over 20 years ago and has evolved her style and technique over time. Her works have also been featured in several publications worldwide.


Related Events
Opening Reception
Thursday, September 22, 2016 • 6 – 8 pm • Little Post Office


Joni Pienkowski
Aug 13 through Oct 29, 2016
Hooker Garrett Gallery

A nationally-renowned artist from Blacksburg, VA, Pienkowski will display three compilations: The Paint Saints – paying homage to some of the most famous artists in the world; Abstracts on Birch and Paper; and The Many Looks of Self-Portraits.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Friday, August 12 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

A World, In Pieces
On display August 13 – October 29, 2016

Art @ Happy Hour
Friday, September 30, 2016 • 5 – 7 • 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.

Related Events
Artwork Entry (Lynwood Artists + Students Only)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 • 4 pm – 6 pm • Piedmont Arts

Artwork Entry (All Artists)
Saturday, May 7, 2016 • 10 am – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Members-Only Reception
Friday, May 20 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Artwork Pickup
Saturday, July 23 • 10 am – 2 pm • Piedmont Arts


Expressions 2016 Gallery Guide | Expressions 2016 Awards


It's All About Nature
Apr 9 through May 12, 2016
Historic Little Post Office

Artist Patricia DeHart is a Martinsville native who nows resides in Virginia Beach. She is an award winning artist who travels extensively from Maryland to South Carolina on the art show circuit. Her oil paintings most often reflect the coastal regions and animals where she lives. Many of her paintings are inspired by the wildlife photography of Pam Monahan. Patricia also teaches classes in acrylic painting. Whether it is a custom commission painting of a loved one, pet or home, Pat will work with you to achieve a piece that you will love and treasure.

Related Events
Opening Reception
Saturday, April 9 • 12 – 2 pm • Little Post Office

Historic Little Post Office
207 Starling Avenue
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
or by appointment



Purnell Schottland Hearn Pettyjohn
Mar 5 through Apr 5, 2016
Historic Little Post Office

Purnell Schottland Hearn Pettyjohn is a native of Martinsville and has lived in Lynchburg since 1972. In 1991, she discovered the mysterious and unpredictable properties of watercolor by taking a local class. After nineteen years of study with various local and nationally known instructors, she began sharing the knowledge she gained with instruction and exploration. She presently teaches adult watercolor classes to beginner, intermediate and advanced students in her studio, Art on 12th, which is located over the Art Box in downtown, Lynchburg.

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 5 • 1 – 3 pm • Historic Little Post Office

Historic Little Post Office
207 Starling Avenue
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
or by appointment


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. 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.

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

A New Mosaic: African American Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
January 16 – March 5, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

Kind Cuts
January 16 – March 5, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

Current Brushstrokes
January 16 – March 5, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

Africa Family Day
Saturday, February 27, 2016 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts


Image:

African, Akan culture, Ghana
Man's Wrapper (Kente cloth), 20th century

Rayon or silk
122½"L x 90½"W
311.15 cm x 229.87 cm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.
Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund
Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


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

Exhibit Photo 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.

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

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

Felix Suarez Merlin
October 17, 2015 – January 2, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

Angie N. Walker
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


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.

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



Fired Up! Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio
Jul 25 through Oct 2, 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.

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

Unbreakable: Glass by Robert Cappelli
July 25 – October 2, 2015 • Piedmont Arts

Local Glass
July 25 – October 2, 2015 • Piedmont Arts

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


View the Fired Up! Picasa Album


Local Glass
Jul 25 through Oct 2, 2015
Lynwood Artists Gallery

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

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

Unbreakable: Glass by Robert Cappelli
July 25 – October 2, 2015 • Piedmont Arts

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


Unbreakable: Robert Cappelli
Jul 25 through Oct 2, 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 2, 2015 • Piedmont Arts

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

Local Glass
July 25 – October 2, 2015 • Piedmont Arts


Expressions 2015
May 9 through Jul 10, 2015
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.

Voting for People's Choice Award is open through Friday, July 10 at 5 pm. Visit Piedmont Arts and cast your vote in the galleries. The artist who wins this coveted award will receive a cash prize and a commemorative ribbon.

Expressions 2015 Gallery Guide (PDF)

Expressions 2015 Award Winners + Contributors (PDF)


Related Events
Expressions Artwork Entry
Thu, Apr 23 – Lynwoond Artists + Students Only
Sat, Apr 25 – All Artists

Members-Only Reception
Fri, May 8, 2015 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Lunch
Tue, May 19, 2015 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thu, June 4, 2015 • 6 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Artwork Pickup
Sat, July 11 • 10 am – 2 pm • Piedmont Arts


Works by Jane Iten
May 9 through Jun 19, 2015
Historic Little Post Office

Jane Iten, an individually recognized watercolor artist, is a signature member of both the Virginia Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. She is also a dedicated community arts volunteer and a popular painting instructor for children and adults.

Jane holds a BA in Art from Averett University and an MA with a concentration in studio art from Hollins University. She has taken many watercolor workshops with nationally recognized instructors including two with Sondra Freckelton in Italy and England. Her paintings have been published in International Artist Magazine and American Artist Watercolor Magazine.

Related Events
Historic Little Post Office Grand Opening
Saturday, May 9 • 5:30 pm • Historic Little Post Office

Expressions 2015
May 8 – July 10, 2015 • Piedmont Arts


Creative Flow
Feb 7 through Apr 18, 2015
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Celebrating the 25th year of Roanoke’s The Studio School, this exhibition features work by faculty members Judy Bates, Tracy Budd, Vera Dickerson, Michael Farrar, Jane Winders Frank, Gina Louthian-Stanley and Robin Poteet.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Fri, Feb 6 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Lunch
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 • 6 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts


Works by Renwick Morrison
Feb 7 through Apr 18, 2015
Lynwood Artists Gallery

Works by Martinsville artist, Renwick Morrison, are featured in the museum's Lynwood Artists Gallery.

Morrison has won several awards for his paintings, including multiple honors at Piedmont Arts' and Lynwood Artists' annual open-entry exhibition, Expressions.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Friday, Feb 6 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Lunch
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 • 6 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts


A Century of Black Life, History and Culture
Dec 23, 2014 through Jan 24, 2015
East Gallery

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with, A Century of Black Life, History and Culture : Keeping Those Dreams Alive.

This exhibit features T-shirt designs by local students that memorialize Dr. King and his important contribution to the struggle for civil rights in America.

Each year the Martin Luther King Planning Council of Martinsville-Henry County hosts this T-shirt design contest. All students in MHC are invited to enter a design and the winning designs are printed on shirts and sold as a fundraiser for the Council’s annual County-Wide Teach-Ins, held in local schools each Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

This year’s winners are:

Traven Gilley – 5th Grade, Albert Harris Elementary

Nicholas Buck – 5th Grade, Albert Harris Elementary

Naijuan Dudley – 7th Grade, Martinsville Middle School

This marks the first year that there was a three-way tie between contest winners. The three winning designs were combined to create a collage, which will be printed on shirts.

To purchase a shirt, call Deb Norton at 276.224.6080.


Mobilizing Our Community
Dec 13, 2014 through Jan 17, 2015
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Join Piedmont in Arts celebrating an exhibition of student-designed mobiles created as part of Mobilizing Our Community.

Students from all 19 schools in Martinsville-Henry County participated in Mobilizing Our Community, a mobile-making project presented by Piedmont Arts.

Over four weeks, artist Kevin Reese worked closely with local students to create large-scale, dynamic and colorful mobiles that will become a permanent part of our community.

Select mobiles on display in Mobilizing Our Community are available for purchase. Funds from mobile purchases will help support the museum's educational outreach.

Related Events
Opening Reception
Sat, Dec 13 • 10 am – 12 pm • Piedmont Arts

Photo Gallery


The Art of the Quilt
Nov 22, 2014 through Jan 24, 2015
Hooker Garrett Gallery

For the ninth year, over 40 quilt artists from across the Southeast will exhibit work in this biennial invitational exhibition, curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler. Themed, Celebration of Color, this year's exhibition features quilts in vibrant, stunning hues.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Fri, Nov 21 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Lunch
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 • 6 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Photo Gallery


Works by Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild
Nov 22, 2014 through Jan 24, 2015
Lynwood Artists Gallery

A biennial group show by Piedmont Arts Community Partner, Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild, exhibit includes everything from wearables to wall hangings to good, old-fashioned bed coverings.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Fri, Nov 21 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Lunch
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 • 6 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Photo Gallery


A 180 Turn: From Numbers to Ar
Sep 13 through Nov 8, 2014
Lynwood Artists Gallery

A 180 Turn: From Numbers to Art features work by Laurie Merritt and Betty Blessin, two trained accountants who turned to art as a second career. Merritt focuses on photography, while Blessin creates quilts, bowls and other fiber arts.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Lunch
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 • 6 – 8 pm • Piedmont Arts

Printmaking Family Day
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts


Press It!
Sep 13 through Nov 8, 2014
Box Mezzanine Gallery

In conjunction with Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints, Piedmont Arts invites guests to take part in Press It!, an interactive community exhibition in the Box Mezzanine Gallery.

Members of Lynwood Artists designed and created hand-cut linoleum blocks, which guests can use to stamp a design directly onto the gallery wall. The resulting design will be a one-of-a-kind community-created print.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Lunch
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 • 6 – 8 pm • Piedmont Arts

Printmaking Family Day
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts


Pulled, Pressed & Screened: Important American Prints
Sep 13 through Nov 8, 2014
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibition of 50 American prints surveys the activities of artists who put designs on paper during an exciting 50-year period from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Especially significant during this period are the contributions of women printmakers, as well as the impact of African American artists on the graphic arts. Combined with artists who immigrated to the United States during these decades and the increased numbers of painters and sculptors who took up printmaking, this exhibition makes the egalitarian nature of the print abundantly clear.

Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints is drawn from the Syracuse University Art Collection holdings of more than 12,500 prints of which more than 7,500 are by American artists.

Includes prints by Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Milton Avery, Dorothy Dehner, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, and Richard Estes, among others.

Related Events
Members-Only Reception
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Lunch
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 • 6 – 8 pm • Piedmont Arts

Printmaking Family Day
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts

Pulled, Pressed and Screened images courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection.


Dancing with Color
Jul 19 through Aug 30, 2014
Lynwood Artists Gallery

Dancing with Color features work by Martinsville artist Audrey Caywood. Audrey is painter and drawer whose work has been featured and won several awards in Piedmont Arts' annual open-entry exhibit, Expressions. Audrey is a past president of Lynwood Artists.

Related Events
Fighting Physics and Retrospect + Revival
Jul 19 – Aug 30, 2014 • Piedmont Arts

Members-Only Reception
Friday, Jul 18, 2014 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts


Fighting Physics and Retrospect + Revival
Jul 19 through Aug 30, 2014
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This joint exhibition features work by Virginia artists Ed Dolinger and Mark Shepheard. Though a symbiotic experience in created through similarities in style and content, each artist retains their own unique perspective: Dolinger's “poetic puzzles” seek to calm chaos through the deconstruction of dense information, while Shepheard's work acts as an interpretation of a story in three dimensions—incorporating painting and drawing with his love of creative writing.

Related Events
Dancing with Color by Audrey Caywood
Jul 19 – Aug 30, 2014 • Lynwood Artists Gallery

Members-Only Reception
Friday, Jul 18, 2014 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

3D with ED: Subtractive
Friday, Jul 24, 2014, 6 – 9 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Lunch
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Art @ Happy Hour
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 • 6 – 8 pm • Piedmont Arts

3D with ED: Additive
Friday, Aug 29, 2014, 10 am – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts


Expressions 2014
May 10 through Jul 4, 2014
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

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

Related Events
Expressions 2014 Call for Artists
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 • 10 am – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Members-Only Reception
Friday, May 9, 2014 • 6:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Artwork Pick Up
Saturday, July 5, 2014 • 10 am – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts


Continuum of Being
Feb 22 through Apr 19, 2014
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

Featuring new works by Floyd, VA artist Gibby Waitzkin, Continuum of Being explores the symbiotic relationship between humans and their environment—emphasizing humanity as an organic element in nature. Using objects that echo themselves throughout the natural world, like seedpods, lichen and flowering plants, these works highlight man's vulnerable place within nature, while striving to impose minimal impact.

Related Events
Art @ Lunch
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Art @ Happy Hour
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Papermaking + Bookbinding Workshop
June 19 – 20, Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Floyd

Exhibit Photo Gallery


Imagining Art
Feb 22 through Apr 19, 2014
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

From papier mâché dolls to knitting to quilts, Ursula Allen's work is full of fun and whimsy.

Exhibit Photo Gallery


Old News
Dec 14, 2013 through Feb 8, 2014
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

Graphic designer Johnny Selman brings his critically acclaimed poster series BBCx365 and a collection of illustrations created for The New York Times to Piedmont Arts in the exhibit, Old News.

Selman created BBCx365 by designing one poster per day for 365 days. Each poster is based on a headline from the BBC morning news. Selman says the purpose of his project was “to open the eyes of the American public to international current events not often covered in our ‘domesticated’ news programming.” The project served as Selman’s MFA thesis project and gained national attention from BBC News, Guardian UK and GOOD Magazine among others.

Several of Selman’s original illustrations and designs for The New York Times will also be on display as part of Old News. Titled simply New York Times, these works were created for the newspaper's OP/ED, Book Review and Sunday Review sections from 2011 to 2013.

Exhibit Photo Gallery


Six Word Project
Dec 14, 2013 through Feb 8, 2014
Box Mezzanine Gallery

When challenged to write a story using only six words, it is fabled that Ernest Hemingway penned the haunting missive:

"For Sale: Baby shoes. Never worn."

Using an index card, a black Sharpie and only six words, Piedmont Arts guests are invited to write a story about something impactful in their life from the past 365 days. Then, pin it to the gallery wall for all to see.


Tapestry: The Joy of Creating Arts is Our Common Thread
Dec 14, 2013 through Feb 8, 2014
Lynwood Artists Gallery

Organized in 1947, the Studio Group of Rockingham County is the oldest group of its kind in North Carolina.

Throughout the group’s history, membership has included actors, writers, a wood carver, jade collector, flutist, composer, pianist, published novelists, poets, photographers, ceramists, viola/violinist, weaver, sculptors, jewelry makers, china painters, potters, printmaker, glass artists and graphic artists.

The present membership, of over 22 artists, includes those working in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylic, graphite, collage, photography, clay, sculpture and stained and fused glass.

Exhibit Photo Gallery


It's All Greek To Me
Oct 5 through Nov 30, 2013
Foster Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

This educational exhibit, on loan from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, brings the Classical World to life through photographic reproductions of objects chosen from the museum's permanent collection. Explore the development of direct and representative democracy, natural resources, warfare, art, politics and social structures.

Related Events:
Toga! Family Day
Sunday, Oct 20 • 2 – 4 PM

Educational Tools:
Ancient Greece Treasure Chest
Ancient Rome Treasure Chest
Virginia SOL 3.1, 3.4


Making a Splash
Oct 5 through Nov 30, 2013
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

Making A Splash features photographs by artist Debra Alcorn. The exhibit was inspired by her signature work, A Splash of Color. Other "splashes" come from river and ocean scenes captured by the artist.


Weight of the Ribbon + The Portrait
Oct 5 through Nov 30, 2013
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

Piedmont Arts celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an exhibit by photographer Curtis Brown.

Brown created Weight of the Ribbon, as an homage to his grandmother’s struggle with breast cancer. His photographs reflect the emotional journeys of breast cancer victims in their battles against the disease; from moments of strength and triumph to moments of defense and collapse. Dancers from the Carolina Ballet used their artistic talents to translate the photographer’s concept into visual form through distinct expression and movement.

Along with Weight of the Ribbon, one of Brown’s most passionate and innovative series, The Portrait from the Vote Against Project for equality in North Carolina, will also be on display.


Beasties, Tales + Wanderings
Jul 20 through Sep 21, 2013
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

Celia Tucker's illustrations display a sense of narrative based on a blend of observation, self-reflection, imagination and humor. Tucker has collected many stories by simply asking others, "Would you tell me a story?" From pondering these tales, and blending in her own imagination, she has come up with new stories, unified by their parts in an ongoing tale of life and memories.

Exhibit Slideshow


Truth In Animals
Jul 20 through Sep 21, 2013
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

Ethereal in its oddness, Linda Mitchell’s highly textured, brilliantly colored two-dimensional work is made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass and found objects. These works coalesce into intricate and surreal scenes, reflecting life’s emotional complexity, while her three-dimensional animal figures, made of fabric and Play-Doh, add a delightful whimsy to the viewer's journey.

Exhibit Slideshow | Video


Expressions 2013
Apr 20 through Jun 28, 2013
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

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

Artwork Pick Up
Saturday, June 29
10 am – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Expressions 2013 Winners | Expressions 2013 Prospectus


We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
Feb 2 through Mar 30, 2013
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

Award-winning artist and author Kadir Nelson spent seven years creating the handsome paintings in this exhibit for his brilliantly illustrated children's book, We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. Thirty-three original paintings and 13 original sketches are included in this beautiful and captivating exhibit.

Related Events:

A Game Apart: Mike Wiley as Jackie Robison
Game Day at Piedmont Arts

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Works by Rupe Dalton
Feb 2 through Mar 30, 2013
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

An airbrush artist from Axton, Virginia, Dalton has been painting since childhood. His dynamic scenes of old-time African-American life celebrate the simple things, like playing cards on a Sunday afternoon. Dalton has won numerous Best in Show and People's Choice awards at Lynwood Artists' and Piedmont Arts' annual exhibit, Expressions.


The Art of the Quilt
Nov 10, 2012 through Jan 12, 2013
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

For the eighth year, quilt artists from across the Southeast will exhibit their work in the Piedmont Arts galleries as part of the biennial invitational quilt exhibit, The Art of the Quilt: Celebrations. Over 40 quilters will show work in this fiber arts showcase, curated by master quilter Linda M. Fiedler, which features hand and machine stitched quilts, traditional textiles, clothing, accessories and quilt art.


Works by Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild
Nov 10, 2012 through Jan 12, 2013
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

A biennial group show by Piedmont Arts Community Partners, the Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild, this exhibit includes everything from wearables to wall hangings to good, old-fashioned bed coverings.


...from then until now
Sep 15 through Oct 27, 2012
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

Los Angeles-based artist and Bassett native, Christopher Barbour, creates photographs that represent his search – for himself, for understanding, for sight. Barbour seeks balance in the hectic modern world, observing it through his lens while challenging the viewer to slow down and view it with him. Barbour's images carry the expression of life moving constantly, captured in one small frame.

Artist website | Photo Gallery | Price List


Retrospective by Carole Bryant
Sep 15 through Oct 27, 2012
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

Carole Bryant studied oil painting in the late 70s then changed course for a career in nursing. After early retirement she resumed oil painting and, in 2004, she began painting in watercolor. Bryant has participated in numerous art exhibitions and juried competitions. She has won awards for oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings.


Small Narrow Pieces of a Big Wide World
Jul 21 through Sep 1, 2012
Lynwood Artists Gallery

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Motivated by a strong love of nature and a fascination with the visual world as it waits to be discovered, Greg Arens uses watercolor, oil and occasional 3D media to create on-site landscapes and figurative work. His pieces can be found in numerous galleries throughout the country and in his hometown of Stuart, Virgnia at Honduras Coffee Company.

Exhibit Photo Gallery


Subtle: Paintings by Jesi Pace-Berkeley
Jul 21 through Sep 1, 2012
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.


A mix of portraits, figures, landscapes, still lifes and nonobjective works, Jesi Pace-Berkeley's paintings blend a force and passion that command, dominate and hold the viewer’s gaze. Captivated by scale and intensity, she developed her powerful watercolors through self-instruction, thus they embody her own unique style.

Jesi Pace-Berkeley website | Learn more about the artist's work | Exhibit Photo Gallery


Expressions 2012
May 19 through Jul 7, 2012
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you.

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

Exhibit Photo Gallery


Enigmas and Life: A Retrospective of Works by Sandy Puckett
Mar 10 through Apr 28, 2012
Lynwood Artists Gallery

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Curated by Graham Park and Celia Tucker, this exhibit highlights the life and work of the late Sandy Puckett. Puckett, a math teacher and artist from Spencer, Virginia, was a dedicated and effective teacher. He mixed his love of storytelling, magic and art with math to bring a special flair to his lessons. His support and encouragement of his students is legendary.

Puckett's works from the "Enigmas" series are heavily influenced by M. C. Escher. Works from the "Life" series show Puckett's view of the world around him.

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Norman Rockwell's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Mar 10 through Apr 28, 2012
Hooker Garrett Gallery

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In 1935, George Macy, the publisher of the Heritage Press and Limited Editions Club books, invited Norman Rockwell to illustrate Mark Twain'sThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Rockwell visited Hannibal, Missouri, Twain's boyhood town, to find authentic details to include in his work. Twain's vivid descriptions of character, setting and mood were an inspiration to the illustrator, who considered each of the writer's scenes to be "complete and perfect to the last detail."

Sixteen signed limited edition prints from Rockwell's own collection, on loan from the Norman Rockwell Museum, comprise this exhibition featuring the artist's timeless images for these American classics.

During this exhibit, see experts from a documentary on Mark Twain in the Piedmont Arts Media Room.

In conjunction with this exhibit, Piedmont Arts presents the special event, Mark Twain at Large on Friday, March 30, 2012.

Image: Tom Sawyer Whitewashing the Fence (detail), lithograph, 1936.
Reproduced with permission of Easton Press.


Norman Rockwell Museum | Exhibit Photo Gallery


Dianne Smith: Surface and Soul
Jan 14 through Feb 25, 2012
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Surface and Soul is a special installation exhibit by Dianne Smith. In addition to paintings and sculptures from her previous collections, Smith's exhibit will include a custom sculpture created on-site to fit the unique characteristics of the Piedmont Arts galleries and an interactive homage to the Civil Rights Movement constructed by Smith using images and historical documents on loan from the collection of Reverend Thurman Echols.

Often compared to that of Richard Mayhew and Norman Lewis, Smith's work has the ability to incite emotions with lush palettes and expressive brush strokes. "I am called upon to create my art in response to the events, circumstances and times of the world around me," says Smith. "Whether it is the plight of women and children around the world or the tragedy of a natural disaster or a conversation with a friend. I am able to create from the now. I use my work as a way to share information by connecting it to socioeconomic and political issues."

Dianne Smith website | Exhibit Photo Gallery


Earth, Sky and the In-Between
Jan 14 through Feb 25, 2012
Lynwood Artists Gallery

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This collaboration of works by Bill and Susan Moore provides the viewer with an opportunity to experience form, function and beauty through glass, clay and other media. The exhibit features raku, stoneware, clay, sculpture, stained glass and fused glass, color photography and batik.

Bill and Susan Moore reside in Reidsville, North Carolina. They work out of Hawk Spirit Studio, located in the historic home of T.A. Moore.

Hawk Spirit Studio website | Exhibit Photo Gallery


Where Are We Now?
Jan 14 through Feb 25, 2012
Box Mezzanine Gallery

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Artist Dianne Smith constructed this one-of-a-kind installation on-site using memorabilia from the Civil Rights collection of Thurman Echols, a prominent reverend and Civil Rights activist.


Festival of Trees
Nov 29 through Dec 2, 2011
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Smart Beginnings Martinsville & Henry County and Piedmont Arts are proudly sponsoring the special holiday exhibit, Festival of Trees. This free exhibit will feature beautifully decorated holiday trees, wreaths and gift baskets donated by local organizations. Festival of Trees will be on display in the Piedmont Arts galleries November 29 - December 2, 2011.

Festival of Trees Auction
Thursday, December 2, 2011 ¢ $10


Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs of Reenactments
Oct 15 through Dec 31, 2011
Pannill Gallery

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In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Piedmont Arts presents selections from Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs of Reenactments, a twelve year project, by Willie Anne Wright on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Wright, an artist, living and working in Richmond, uses pinhole photography to create one of her most interesting series. Her pinhole photographs, which feature the characteristics of her chosen medium and an occasional anachronistic detail, present a provocative view, as portrayed by dedicated reenactors. Wright's approach is evenhanded. The images include those of men and women-Caucasian and African-American, Federal and Confederate, famous players and the lesser known.

In conjunction with this exhibit, Piedmont Arts presents the Special Event, Scarlett Fever: The Greatness of Gone with the Wind, Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

Image:Willie Anne Wright, Chancellorsville: George Armstrong Custer, USA, April 30, 1988



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The Fleeting Glimpse
Oct 15 through Dec 31, 2011
Hooker Garrett Gallery

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Featuring artists who transform common found occurrences in nature and humanity into unusual encounters and strange juxtapositions, The Fleeting Glimpse: Selections in Modern and Contemporary Photography from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the first major focus on the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' photography collection. The exhibition features provocative legends of the camera, among them Jerry N. Uelsmann, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Lee Friedlander.

This exhibit was organized by The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. It was co-curated by Amy Moorefield and Christine Carr.

Image: Lee Friedlander, Shadow-New York City, 1968, silver print



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Wet Plate Collodion Photography by Robert Szabo
Oct 15 through Dec 31, 2011
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Szabo's artistic vision enables him to peer through his camera and see a window to the past. Whether an historic scene or a modern image, his work evokes romanticism, yet rests on a sense of strength and stamina. The merging of times seems complete. The camera long ago gave the world a dynamic new view of itself, and his camera today gives us a quiet, soft, reflective present. In this exhibit, Szabo combines works from several series, including images of Civil War reenactors.

Exhibit Photo Gallery | Robert Szabo website


Lynwood Artists Retrospective
Jul 23 through Oct 1, 2011
Frith Performance Hall

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Curated in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Piedmont Arts, this retrospective celebrates the long history the organization shares with Lynwood Artists. Featuring work by many original Lynwood Artists as well as members who have provided years of service to both organizations.

Image: John Matthews, The Harley Shop

Lynwood Artists Webpage


R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Collection
Jul 23 through Oct 1, 2011
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Collection, on loan from the permanent collection of the Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. and housed at the Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center, includes 12 paintings donated to the university by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

The paintings “ which show various aspects of harvesting, hanging and selling tobacco “ are from the American Regionalism movement that was prominent in the 1930s and 1940s.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Arnold Blanch, Clarence Holbrook Carter, James Chapin, John Stockton de Martelly, Cosmo de Salvo, John Philip Falter, Irwin D. Hoffman, David Stone Martin, George Schreiber, Zoltan Leslie Sepeshy, and Lawrence Beall Smith.

Image: Irwin D. Hoffman, Proud of His Crop, 1947

Exhibit Photo Gallery | Reynolds Homestead


Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Whistler: Masterpieces of World Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Jul 23 through Oct 1, 2011
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Curated to honor the 75th anniversary of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this exhibit showcases some of the finest works from more than 30 artistic masters worldwide, such as Post-Impressionistic icon Vincent Van Gogh, American impressionist James Abbot McNeil Whistler, pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, contemporary artist and Virginia-native Sally Mann and much more.

This momentous exhibit also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Piedmont Arts, which was founded in 1961 as an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Today, Piedmont Arts is a Statewide Partner of the VMFA and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Join us in celebrating our rich history of arts and arts education in Martinsville and Henry County with this masterful exhibit from the VMFA!

In conjunction with this exhibit, guests are invited to attend a Gallery Talk with Robin Nicholson, deputy director of exhibitions at the VMFA, on Thursday, Sep 1, 2011.

Image: Vincent Van Gogh, The Wheat Field behind St. Paul's Hospital, St. Rémy, 1889 (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon)



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Martinsville Middle School After School Artists Exhibit
Jun 14 through Jun 14, 2011
Frith Performance Hall

Join students from Martinsville Middle School™s After School Artists program for a year-end exhibit, featuring original works created during after-school sessions with local artists.

The After School Artists program, now in its sixth year, allows sixth- through eighth-graders to work with local artists once a week after school, giving them a chance to experiment with types of art they might not otherwise be exposed to.

Artists Reception
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 ¢ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Expressions 2011
May 21 through Jul 8, 2011
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

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




Expressions 2011 Photos | Expressions 2011 Winners | Expressions 2011 Sponsors


Novelties
Ann Glover

Mar 12 through Apr 30, 2011
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Ann Glover is a realist painter and illustrator whose work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and several annuals of the NY Society of Illustrators. Her paintings are included in the corporate collections of J.P. Morgan Chase, H.J. Heinz, Inc., and private collections throughout the U.S.

Recent experimental works include making oversized wood constructions that read as childhood artifacts.

Exhibit Photo Gallery | Video: Ann Glover's comments at opening reception


Random Acts of Art
Mar 12 through Apr 30, 2011
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Featuring an array of works by Lynwood Artists officers, including Charles Hill, Mary Donaldson Powell, Shar Peitz, Iris Gillispie, Roland Guidry and Sam Davis.


Finishing History
Furniture and Other Works by A.T. Williams and Thomas A. Johnson

Jan 15 through Feb 26, 2011
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

In honor of Black History Month Piedmont Arts, in partnership with the Southern Virginia Artisan Center, presents Finishing History, an exhibit featuring fine and art furniture by two African American woodworkers with ties to our area.

Also featuring, Carving a Place in History, an educational exhibit about furniture craftsman and entrepreneur, Thomas Day. Day was a free person of color working in Milton, North Carolina. Before the Civil War, he owned the most successful furniture business in North Carolina. Today, he is one of the South™s most celebrated furniture makers.

A.T. Williams website | Thomas A. Johnson website | Thomas Day Education Project


From Tree to Bowl
Jan 15 through Feb 26, 2011
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Featuring a variety of works by the Southside Woodturners, including Scott Derks, Will Zimmer, Burr Fox, Bob McMillian, Richard Wood, Terry Mitchell, Charlie Knighton, Steve Barth, Smitty Gorgan, Cliff Robison, Ben Pace, Mark Mason, Adam Pace and Gene Ayers.


Festival of Trees
Nov 16 through Nov 24, 2010
Hooker Garrett Gallery



Piedmont Arts presents a special holiday exhibit featuring trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Trees will be on display in the Piedmont Arts galleries November 16 “ 24, 2010.

In conjunction with Piedmont Arts' special holiday exhibit, Festival of Trees, Smart Beginnings/The Starting Place will host a reception and tree auction on November 20, beginning at 1:00 PM. Trees decorated by a local businesses and organizations will be for sale. All proceeds from the sale of trees will benefit Smart Beginnings/The Starting Place. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

Auction Tickets $10


Seventh Biennial Invitational Quilt Exhibit: The Art of the Quilt
Nov 13 through Dec 30, 2010
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Quilt artists from all over the Southeast have been invited to display their work in this biennial showcase, curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler. All aspects of quilting are depicted in this colorful show, themed Blue Ridge, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Exhibit Slideshow


Works by Virginia Foothills Quitlers Guild
Nov 13 through Dec 30, 2010
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

A biennial group show by Piedmont Arts Community Partners, the Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild. Works include everything from wearables to wall hangings to good, old“fashioned bed coverings.

Exhibit Slideshow


Nature's Light
Images of Southside Virginia by Darrin Doss

Sep 11 through Oct 30, 2010
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

A native of Southern Virginia, Darrin Doss has been experimenting with the art of digital photography for the past decade. His love of nature and the outdoors is the guiding force behind his work along with a new found appreciation for the architecture of Martinsville-Henry County. Darrin is an avid hunter, fisherman and paddler. When he is out enjoying these pastimes, his camera is always nearby to capture the beauty of the great outdoors so that it can be shared with others. Darrin resides in the village of Henry with his wife and young son.


Poe's Playground
Sep 11 through Oct 30, 2010
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Poe™s Playground features a selection of works inspired by Edgar Allan Poe™s life, his art and the places he haunted during his lifetime. This exhibit features work by nine artists from Richmond, Virginia, including Richard Robinson, Caryl Burtner, Jamie Burwell Mixon, Mark Chatterley, Kathryn Henry“Choisser, John Moser, Amie Oliver, Noah Scalin and Chris Semtner, curator of the Poe Museum. This exhibit was organized by 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.

1708 Gallery website


Women of Poe
Sep 11 through Oct 30, 2010
Pannill Gallery

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Women of Poe features portraits of the women who were part of Edgar Allan Poe's life and who inspired his work. The original acrylic paintings in this exhibit were created by internationally exhibited artist and Poe Museum Curator Chris Semtner. Among the pieces in the show are portraits of Poe™s wife/cousin Virginia Clemm Poe; Jane Stanard, his first purely ideal love who went insane when Poe was a child; Elmira Royster Shelton, the woman to whom Poe was twice engaged; and Mary Rogers, the cigar girl whose murder inspired Poe™s story The Mystery of Marie Roget. This exhibit is on loan from the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA.

Exhibit Slideshow | Poe Museum website


Annual Memorial Hospital Exhibit
Aug 10 through Oct 22, 2010
Memorial Hospital Lobby

Memorial Hospital
320 Hospital Drive, Martinsville

Work from Lynwood Artists members is displayed in this annual exhibit, which features painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and more.


Binh Danh: In the Eclipse of Angkor
Jul 10 through Aug 28, 2010
Pannill Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Artist Binh Danh was born in Vietnam in 1977, two years after the fall of Saigon. In 1979 he and his family left their country and eventually reached the United States. The experience of fleeing his homeland and his subsequent journey to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia inspired him to create artwork exploring time and memory. This series ... continues my exploration of the photographic process. Photography has allowed me to meditate on death and its influence on the living. The themes of mortality, memory, history, landscape justice, evidence and spirituality encompass this [work], states the artist.

This exhibition was organized by the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University. The exhibition and the accompanying publication were made possible by the Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence Fund, Hollins University. Image courtesy of the artist and the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University. ©2010 Binh Danh.

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | News Article: Khmer Rouge Chief Jailed over 16,000 Deaths


Homelands: Portraits of Ireland and Israel by Gordon Wetmore
Jul 10 through Aug 28, 2010
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Homelands captures the gentleness and beauty of Ireland and Israel, two countries whose tumultuous histories have fostered a strong sense of identity in their peoples. Gordon Wetmore has created portraits of American presidents, British royalty and various celebrities. Over the last three decades, his painting assignments have taken him all over the world. His work is included in the collections of the Royal Palace of Monaco, the Knessett in Jerusalem, the White House and Harvard, Duke and Emory Universities. He is the founding and current chairman of the Portrait Society of America.

Related Events:
Painting Workshop with Gordon Wetmore
Saturday, August 28 ¢ 9:00 AM “ 4:00 PM ¢ De Spot Gallery

Gordon Wetmore website


Paintings by Ruth Ward Lyle
Jul 10 through Aug 28, 2010
Lynwood Artists Gallery

An experimental and non-objective artist, Lyle uses design, color and shape to convey feeling and mood. She is a member of Associated Artists and the former director of the Mount Airy Art League in Mount Airy, North Carolina.







Seeing the Moment II
May 18 through Jul 20, 2010
Memorial Hospital Lobby

Seeing the Moment II is a collection of 50 photographs by 15 members of the Henry County ProAm Photography Club. The works cover a range of subjects captured from the unique perspective of each photographer.

Henry County ProAm Photography Club


Expressions 2010
May 14 through Jun 25, 2010
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, Expressions is one of the most popular events in Piedmont Arts™ exhibition schedule. Presented by the Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts, this open-entry juried art exhibit features work by local and regional artists. This year, over 100 artists participated and 33 awards were given.

Expressions Winners | Expressions 2010 Sponsors


Art Jam
Mar 6 through Apr 24, 2010
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Art Jam features work by six regional female artists, curated to showcase a varied array of media, including sculpture, fiber arts, multimedia, painting and jewelry. This exhibit offers the unique perspective of artists who collaborate and exchange creative processes. Art Jam is presented in conjunction with MINDS WIDE OPEN: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts.



Art Jam website


Works by Daniel Robertson
Mar 6 through Apr 24, 2010
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Robertson's work represents a part of history and a part of the future. His paintings speak to people who recognize what they represent and enlighten younger generations that may not. When looking through old things, one might come across a dipper or a quilt. Separately these items have meaning, but when put together you see much more ” a part of people's lives.


Shades and Shapes Part II
Works by Iris Gillispie

Jan 9 through Feb 20, 2010
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Special effects artist turned digital photographer, Iris Gillispie, channels her life experiences into visual creations. Through the digital photography and sculpture on display in this exhibit, Gillispie, seeks to capture her most memorable moments in time.




Works on Paper from the Imogene and Isadore Draper Collection of African American Art
Jan 9 through Feb 20, 2010
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

In honor of Black History Month, Piedmont Arts presents Works on Paper from the Imogene and Isadore Draper Collection of African American Art. The Draper Collection is comprised of prints and drawings from some of the most important African American Artists of the twentieth century, including Elizabeth Catlett, Charles Bibb, Sam Gilliam, A.B. Jackson, Martin Puryear and Jacob Lawrence. Retired local educator Imogene Draper, her husband Isadore and daughter Christina collected these works over a thirty“year period.


Classic Crafts
Nov 6 through Dec 22, 2009
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Classic Crafts, guest curated by John and Judy Matthews, is an exhibition of the very best crafts in the country. Works vary in media and include ceramics, glass, sculpture, wall hangings, wooden bowls, jewelry and baskets.



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Works by Studio 107 Artists
Nov 6 through Dec 22, 2009
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Fifteen artists are showcased in this first ever Studio 107 group exhibit. Works range in media from painting to stained glass and woodworking to textiles. For a complete list of Studio 107 artists, please visit the link below.

Studio 107 Webpage


¡Carnaval!
Sep 3 through Oct 17, 2009
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

This exhibition recreates the dazzling sights, sounds and the pageantry of Carnival celebrations around the world today. The exhibit transports viewers to eight rural and urban locations in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and North America, where Carnival is among the most important occasions of the year.


Capturing Moments
Photography by Randy Sweatt

Sep 3 through Oct 17, 2009
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Sweatt™s interest in photography began at age eleven when his grandparents gave him a Kodak 126 Instamatic camera. A few years later, Sweatt™s parents gave him a small film developing kit. This started his journey as a serious hobbyist and led to a career in professional photography.

Photographically, Sweatt's interests vary wildly: from portraits to nature, architectural to astronomical and large format film to small format digital with a dabble of pinhole thrown in. Capturing Moments includes images, which have been captured digitally and on film and have been printed via inkjet. Many of Sweatt™s images have been adjusted in Photoshop.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk:
Thursday, September 3, 2009 ¢ 5:30 PM
Members & guests invited to attend ¢ RSVP to 276.632.3221


Inscribed Spaces
Jul 10 through Aug 22, 2009
Pannill Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Kim Beckmann™s work seeks to identify pertinent environmental qualities for place. Provoked by place“telling, “mapping and “making, Beckmann investigates the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and ephemeral artifacts of place. Her work has been published in Graphis and has been cited in numerous texts including Writing with Images: A Semiotics of the Web.


My Thousand Words
Jul 10 through Aug 22, 2009
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Mount Airy, NC resident Jan Atkins' varied artistic backgound has helped to develop her unique style. A former commercial and visual merchandise designer, Atkins has won numerous awards for her designs. An example of her large“scale mural work can be seen in, Reynolda: A Country House, one of four permamnent exhibits displayed at Reynolda House in Winston“Salem, NC.


Transitions
Photographs by Robert Creamer

Jul 10 through Aug 22, 2009
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Since the early beginnings of photography, techniques and technologies have grown and changed with the times. Nearly 200 years separate the first daguerreotype from today™s digital images. But one thing has remained the same: To take a picture, you need a camera. Or do you? Transitions has opened the doors of traditional photography to a new and utterly unique means of capturing flora and fauna with astonishing detail. Robert Creamer™s images are beautifully arranged, thoughtfully planned, and carefully composed on this new canvas”the plate glass of a flat“bed scanner. Creamer™s imagery is drawn from the research collections at the Smithsonian™s National Museum of Natural History™s Naturalist Center in Leesburg, Virginia, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Florida, and the Echo Hill Outdoor School in Maryland.



Robert Creamer Video


Expressions 2009
May 8 through Jun 26, 2009
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, Expressions is one of the most popular events in Piedmont Arts™ exhibition schedule. Presented by the Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts, this open-entry juried art exhibit features work by local and regional artists. This year, over 120 artists are participating and 35 awards were given. This year™s judge, Amy Moorefield, is the Director of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University.

Expressions 2009 Sponsors | Expressions 2009 Winners



Mar 30 through Jun 8, 2009
Memorial Hospital Lobby

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

This exhibit features 41 color and black and white photographs by 14 professional and amateur photographers, all who are members of the Henry County ProAm Photography Club. A range of subjects are captured from the unique perspective of each photographer.

Memorial Hospital
320 Hospital Drive, Martinsville


A Brazilian Artist in Medieval Europe
Mar 6 through Apr 18, 2009
Box Mezzanine Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Cristina Lapo Guerreiro is a young artist with a varied international exposure. Her work evokes the colors, forms, sounds and mystique of the people, culture and country in which she was born, Brazil.






The Neugents: Close to Home
Mar 6 through Apr 18, 2009
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

This exhibit of black and white photographs chronicles the lives of photographer David Spear's tobacco-farming neighbors, the Neugents, in Madison, North Carolina.

A 1992 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Spear™s photographs are in the permanent collections of museums across the nation, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Art in Houston.

Organized by the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University. Funded in part by Miller Brewing Company.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, March 6, 2009 ¢ 5:30 PM


Theatre of the Sky
Kites Inspired by Japanese Ukiyo“e Prints

Mar 6 through Apr 18, 2009
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Twenty“two contemporary Japanese kites fly high over the Piedmont Arts galleries!

These kites, created by contemporary kitemaster Mikio Toki, depict the faces of famous Kabuki actors from a 19th century woodblock print by Utagawa Yoshiharu entitled, Kiteflying Competition in the Blue Sky. Renowned kite and print collector Scott Skinner commissioned Toki to recreate this classic print on a collection of traditional Tokyo kites.

This exhibit is organized by The Drachen Foundation of Seattle, Washington, a private educational nonprofit study center devoted to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about kites worldwide.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, March 6, 2009 ¢ 5:30 PM
Featuring a performance by traditional Kabuki dancers.
This program is funded by Toshiba International Foundation.


Crowns
Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats

Jan 9 through Feb 21, 2009
Pannill Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

Spurred from the book Crowns by photographer Michael Cunningham and journalist Craig Marberry, this exhibit examines the African“American custom of church hats.

Cunningham's photographs beautifully capture the self“expressions, through attire, of women of all ages. Using stories, Marberry provides an intimate look at the women and their lives. Together they've captured a captivating custom, this wearing of church hats, a peculiar convergence of faith and fashion that keeps the Sabbath both holy and glamorous.

Crowns Feature in Time Magazine


Legacy for the Generations: Jacob Lawrence's Legend of John Brown
Jan 9 through Feb 21, 2009
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

In 1941, while living in New Orleans, Jacob Lawrence began a series of gouache paintings focused on the life of the Abolitionist John Brown. More than 35 years later, the artist revisited the series to produce a limited edition portfolio of 22 hand“printed screenprints. This historic set of prints is on loan to Piedmont Arts through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Richmond, Virginia collector, Derrick Johnson. Its travel is supported by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

Lawrence remarked that, The inspiration to paint the¦John Brown series was motivated by historical events as told to us by the adults of our community¦the black community. The relating of these events, for many of us, was not only very informative but also most exciting to us, the men and women of theses stories were strong, daring and heroic; and therefore we could and did relate to these by means of poetry, song and paint.�


Veiled Series
Works by Brian Counihan

Jan 9 through Feb 21, 2009
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This exhibit remains admission free through the membership support of people like you!

This exhibit includes three self“portraits painted after the death of Counihan's father.  The artist used a veil to obstruct his vision and eliminate his features in an attempt to paint forms rather than features.
 
The additional paintings in this exhibit share the same origin as Counihan's self portraits. They are "drawn" with paint and images are constructed through the use of random marks. Each canvas ultimately records the history of the work in layers of enigmatic surface, scarred and rutted by submerged descriptions of form.

Website


Sixth Biennial Invitational Quilt Show: The Art of the Quilt
Nov 7 through Dec 27, 2008
Hooker Garrett Gallery

FREE!

Quilt artists from all over the Southeast have been invited to display their work in this biennial showcase. All aspects of quilting are depicted in this colorful, awe-inspiring show. Enjoy the creative side of quilting with Piedmont Arts and discover how quilts are not only practical textiles...they're art!

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, November 7, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM


Virginia Foothills Quilter's Guild
Nov 7 through Dec 27, 2008
Lynwood Artists Gallery

FREE!

A biennial group show by Piedmont Arts Community Partners, the Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild. Works include everything from wearables to wall hangings to good, old“fashioned bed coverings.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, November 7, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM


Animal Human Spirit: Images of Original Cultures
Sep 5 through Oct 25, 2008
Hooker Garrett Gallery

FREE!

This exhibit features a selection of pottery and other works from the UVa Art Museum™s Pre“Columbian collection. UVa™s collection includes works from a wide range of Pre“Columbian cultures, including the Maya, the Viscus culture of Peru and those of Western Mexico.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, September 5, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM




Dreaming of the Stone Country
Sep 5 through Oct 25, 2008
Pannill Gallery

FREE!

Dreaming of the Stone Country features 8 paintings by Kunwinjku artists from Oenpelli in the Northern Territory of Australia, on loan from the Kluge“Ruhe Collection. The paintings depict ancestral stories from Western Arnhem Land.

Commissioned by John Kluge in 1991, the paintings were made using natural ochres and pigments on archival paper. This style of painting resembles rock art that was produced in the region and dates back thousands of years.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, September 5, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM


No Artificial Ingredients
Photographs by Sam Davis

Sep 5 through Oct 25, 2008
Lynwood Artists Gallery

FREE!

This exhibit showcases work, which utilizes skills photographer Sam Davis was shown by his father, those he was taught in school and those he learned “ and is still learning “ each day he has a camera in his hands.

Davis considers filters, light and shadows, shutter speed, depth-of-field control, exposure compensation and time of day as factors when tyring to caputre meaning in his work. However, Davis does not assign meaning to his pieces. Instead, he leaves the viewer to discover any meaning on their own.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, September 5, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM


...And The Tree Was Happy
Jul 11 through Aug 23, 2008
Lynwood Artists Gallery

FREE!

This body of work by Casey Hammer presents a series of explorations into emotional realms. Each image in this sequence concentrates on an emotional experience the artist has felt, acknowledged and analyzed. Because these emotional states are impossible to describe with words, she chose the tactile “ body language “ to portray them. These images should inform the audience's understanding of universal emotional elements present in them and in others.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 11, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM ¢ Piedmont Arts


Nature's Survey
Contemporary Paintings and Installations

Jul 11 through Aug 23, 2008
Hooker Garrett Gallery

FREE!

Throughout history, artists have been drawn to the natural world for inspiration, attracted as much to its beauty, as to its awesome power. Artists have also sought to capture the complexity of nature, attempting to render objects in perfectly detailed forms. Contemporary artists still draw upon the natural world for materials, and many reflect interests similar to those of their predecessors. In turn, the artists here focus on elements - from bones to animals, seeds to leaves -found in nature and, like many, they convey a sense of beauty and wonder.


Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, July 11, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM


Expressions 2008
May 16 through Jun 27, 2008
Hooker Garrett Gallery

FREE!

Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts present this annual, open-entry exhibition, featuring works by 137 local and regional artists.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, May 16, 2008 ¢ 6:30 PM


The Healing Arts Exhibit
Landscapes of Virginia: A Recovery Project

May 16 through Jun 13, 2008
Foster Gallery

FREE!

The Healing Arts Exhibit is a yearly tradition in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month (May). The exhibit includes a multimedia array of works created by residents/participants of Horizons, an organization of Piedmont Community Services. This exhibit exemplifies the healing nature of the arts.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, May 16, 2008 ¢ 6:30 PM


An Urban Room for Martinsville, Virginia
Mar 7 through Apr 26, 2008
Hooker Garrett Gallery

FREE!

Bennett Chaney has a master's degree in architecture from Virginia Tech. His master's thesis, An Urban Room for Martinsville, Virginia, investigates qualitative space via a proposed auditorium structure in the parking lot bordering Broad Street and Church Street.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, March 7, 2008 • 5:30 PM



Henry County ProAm Photography Club: Seeing The Moment
Mar 7 through Apr 26, 2008
Lynwood Artists Gallery

FREE!

Seeing the Moment showcases works by 19 members of the Henry County ProAm Photography Club. Works range in scope from sizeable photographs of rural landscapes to intimate studies in the human condition.

The goal of the Henry County ProAm Photography Club is to foster the enjoyment of photography in the Martinsville-Henry County area. The ProAm Club provides an amicable forum for both amateur and professional photographers to focus their hobby, and both film and digital media are represented. Free-flowing interaction between club members refines their creativity. Emphasis is placed on everyone sharing their images, ideas, techniques and experiences, and also on being open to the suggestions of others. Each month, members bring several recent images, based on the monthly theme and discuss their approach, composition and key shooting conditions. In addition to monthly programs on photographic techniques or principles presented by members, the ProAm Club periodically has workshops led by specialists in their fields. Field trips and other outings provide additional sharing, learning and social opportunities. Members are encouraged to exhibit their images at local venues.

The Henry County ProAm Photography Club meets the first Monday of each month at 7 PM in the Henry County Administration Building. When the first Monday is a holiday, they meet the second Monday. The Henry County Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors this organization.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, March 7, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM


Michael McCurdy: Words Into Images
Mar 7 through Apr 26, 2008
Pannill Gallery

FREE!

This exhibiton presents a selection of 31 original wood engravings created by Michael McCurdy for 2 books: My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir and The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono. Each of these books, written by different authors from different countries, is centered around man's relationship with the natural world.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, March 7, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM


Portraits by Nicodemus Hufford
Mar 7 through Apr 26, 2008
Hooker Garrett Gallery

FREE!

This exhibition features portraits by famed Martinsville portrait artist, Nicodemus Hufford. During his illustrious career, Hufford painted portraits for some of the most prominent families in the United States.

Huffords paintings of Martinsville families are snapshots of local history, when the enjoyment of life, the love of family, or the success of an industry was naturally marked by the commission of art.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, March 7, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM


The Memory Project
Mar 7 through Apr 19, 2008
Box Mezzanine Gallery

The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which advanced high school art students create original portraits for children who have been abandoned, orphaned, abused, or neglected. To do this, the art students receive pictures of children who are waiting for portraits, and then work in their art classrooms to create the portraits. Once finished, the portraits are delivered to the children, and the children are then invited to create drawings or write letters to send back to the art students.

Select advanced art students from Bassett, Magna Vista, Carlisle & Martinsville High Schools will be participating in the Memory Project. Their work will be showcaed March 7 “ April 19 in the Young Artists Gallery.

Memory Project Website


Diamonds in the Rough
Jan 11 through Feb 23, 2008
Hooker Garrett Gallery

FREE!

Diamonds in the Rough presents the works of six painters connected through Virginia Commonwealth University and the 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia who are key contributors to the dynamic Richmond art scene. The artists Andras Bality, Bill Fisher, Diego Sanchez, Louis Poole, Stephen Clark and Tommy White, along with Peter Calvert, were members of an active Richmond critique group. Calvert, Piedmont Arts' Executive Director, brought this exhibition together to enable our local community to experience important contemporary painting and to encourage a healthy cultural exchange between urban and rural regions.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, January 11, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM


Transformed by Light
Jan 11 through Feb 23, 2008
Lynwood Artists Gallery

FREE!

This exhibit features works by Susan Service. Service is an art teacher at Patrick County High School and has had several solo and group shows featuring her watercolors.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, January 11, 2008 ¢ 5:30 PM



A Soldier's Life: Selections from the Charles J. Brown Trust
Nov 2 through Dec 28, 2007
Hooker Garrett Gallery

FREE!

Miniature soldiers, originally made as toys, were enormously popular with children for hundreds of years. History was disseminated by stories that were re-lived and brought to life through art and games. Charles Brown has collected 8,000 Mignot miniature hand painted military figures over 65 years.

From ancient Egypt through World War I, as the world expanded and methods of warfare changed, the military had to respond. As part of this evolution, the organization of troops, a formalized chain of command, military standards and an honor code demonstrated the evolution of society.

More effective munitions, transportation, uniforms, support services to feed, house and care for soldiers on the march were developed.

Playing with soldiers ” recreating great battles ” combined entertainment,

history and understanding of strategy for generations of children. During the high periods of toy soldiers, such as the Napoleonic Wars, children were experiencing the same feelings for their own military leaders that children today feel when supporting their sports teams and star players.

For children and adults, the Military Trust is a trip back in time that demonstrates a changing world.


Exclamation of Exploration
Nov 2 through Dec 28, 2007
Lynwood Artists Gallery

FREE!

Artist and art teacher, Celeste Springthorpe Tsaklis, presents a journey of texture and nature. This mixed media show features North American wildlife and botanicals in an unusual and beautiful way.


Lori Nix: Photographs
Nov 2 through Dec 28, 2007
Pannill Gallery

FREE!

Lori Nix is an artist who bends the line between truth and illusion in her photographs. She accomplishes this by photographing miniatures and models which illuminate her interest in the disaster movies of the 1970s and her memories of growing up in Kansas”a place that seems to attract disasters like no other. In her series titled Accidentally Kansas Nix creates scenes of floods, tornadoes, snow storms, lightning strikes, and insect infestations, all epic and defining events recalled from her formative years in rural Kansas. The state of Kansas is located in the middle of the United States geographically, and also represents the moral middle of the road as a state of mind where conventional family values and good citizenship go hand in hand. By linking disasters with moral imperatives Nix allows herself to question conventional codes of society at the same time as she explores the unsettling memories of her youth.

In her most recent work, Nix has left Kansas behind as a subject, and, although depictions of disaster are still prominent in this new work, she has begun to explore situations that are as eerie and ominous as her former work was clear and present. This new work is charged with anxiety and uncertainty as witnesses to her previous disasters have become bystanders waiting for something to happen. Nix finished work on the series Accidentally Kansas well before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and also began work on a new series titled Some Other Place before the attacks, so a shift from natural disasters to psychological trauma began in her work before world events had a chance to influence her.


Eric McGehearty: Access Denied
Sep 7 through Oct 21, 2007
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Sculptor Eric McGehearty will display his work at Piedmont Arts from September 7 “ October 21, 2007. McGehearty™s show, entitled Access Denied�, features sculptures that are in direct reference to his struggles with the learning disability dyslexia and, on a larger scale, relate to feelings of stress and confusion that all people can relate to.

With sculptures that are intense and purposeful, McGehearty takes his viewers through a maze of literature firmly encased in cement blocks; textbooks locked tight inside sturdy metal structures; and malformed panels of blurred, unreadable words. Viewing his work, one cannot help but feel the frustration of his struggle with written language. Yet, those who have never experienced the struggles of a learning disability can appreciate McGehearty™s work for the general sense of emotion it conveys.

McGehearty is a graduate of North Texas University with an MFA in sculpture. His work has been shown in seven solo exhibitions and countless group and museum shows, including shows at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC and the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University.

Eric McGehearty's will also host an in-depth preview of his work on September 6, 2007 at the New College Institute, located at 29 Jones Street, Courthouse Square, Martinsville, Virginia. The talk will begin at 6:00 PM and is FREE and oepn to the public. For more information, please call 276.403.5600 (NCI) or 276.632.3211.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, September 7, 2007 ¢ 5:30 PM ¢ Piemont Arts


Pots and Pixels: Clay and Digital Work by Shirley Cadmus
Sep 7 through Oct 9, 2007
Lynwood Artists Gallery

Shirley, a clay and digital artist, loves the challenge of the potter's wheel, forming rounded or bottle shapes with a small opening at the top, and the unpredictable earthy results of Raku.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, September 7, 2007 ¢ 5:30 PM ¢ Piedmont Arts


The Courthouse Square: Renderings of Facade Studies
Sep 7 through Oct 21, 2007
Box Mezzanine Gallery

The Courthouse Square features local artist renderings of building facades in UpTown Martinsville.




Expressions
May 8 through Jun 29, 2007
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Expressions is Piedmont Arts™ annual open entry exhibition of works by regional artists. Work ranges from paintings and drawings to sculpture and fiber works to photography. Last year, 133 artists participated and 61 prizes were awarded. This event is anticipated by the community and its all-inclusive approach is accessible to all kinds of art lovers.

For Expressions 2007 winners, please click here.

Click Here to view the Expressions 2007 commercial created by the Site Sound Mill!


Bob Jones - The Paintings of a Hobbyist
Mar 9 through Apr 20, 2007
Lynwood Artists Gallery

Bob Jones is a self-taught amateur painter, although he has taken a few workshops. He paints for pleasure and prefers portraits.


Hush Lush- Contemporary Craft
Mar 9 through Apr 20, 2007
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Craft is a theme understood by many. It is medium specific - fiber, ceramics, glass, and woodwork - and it often reflects a specific function. In recent years, contemporary artists have turned to craft for inspiration, using traditional craft media for contemporary practices. Co-curated with Virginia Commonwealth University professor Sonya Clark, this exhibition surveys the works of 13 contemporary artists who work with traditional and familiar craft media to produce unexpected results.


Kay Finch - Art From Under the Bed
Jan 12 through Feb 23, 2007
Lynwood Artists Gallery

This is a collection with no limitations with respect to subject matter or medium - acrylic, oil, landscapes, still life, exotica, abstractions and whimsical. For lack of a better place, it was stored under Kay Finch's bed.










Virginia Painters: Philip Geiger and Robert Stuart
Jan 12 through Feb 25, 2007
Hooker Garrett Gallery

This exhibition showcases the works of two nationally known Virginia painters. Together they represent divergent trends in contemporary painting. Stuart focuses on abstract forms and colors, while Geiger paints figurative scenes of everyday life. However, a sense of tension resonates through each artist's work. In Stuart's paintings, juxtaposed bands of color vibrate and hum, depicting a visual tautness. Geiger's narrative scenes suggest a sense of anxiety that exists just below the surface.


Fifth Biennial Invitational Quilt Exhibition: The Art of the Quilt
Nov 10 through Dec 29, 2006
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Quilt artists from all over the Southeast have been invited to display their work in this biennial showcase. All aspects of quilting are depicted in this colorful, awe-inspiring show. Enjoy the creative side of quilting with Piedmont Arts and discover how quilts are not only practical textiles...they're art!


Virginia Foothills Quilters Exhibition
Nov 10 through Dec 31, 2006
Lynwood Artists Gallery

A biennial group show by Piedmont Arts Community Partners, the Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild. Works include everything from wearables to wall hangings to good old fashioned bed coverings.


Lynwood Artists Group 3D Exhibition
Sep 8 through Oct 27, 2006
Lynwood Artists Gallery

Members of the Lynwood Artists Group display their diverse, creative styles with this exhibition featuring ceramics, stained glass, cyber art, fiber art, woodworking and more.


What's THAT? Thinking in 3D
Sep 8 through Oct 27, 2006
Hooker Garrett Gallery

The principle event each year for Tri State Sculptors is the annual fall conference and concurrent exhibition. Presentations, panel discussions, and workshops cover a wide range of topics such as: casting techniques, public art, studio hazards, and gallery relations. A well-known sculptor or other person in the sculpture field is selected to give a keynote address. A time is set for members to show slides of their work to each other. The whole event is full of opportunities to meet sculptors and talk about sculpture.




Maxwell MacKenzie: Traces
Jul 7 through Aug 18, 2006
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Maxwell MacKenzie's photographic eye is drawn towards images of abandonment. Tobacco barns in the South and schoolhouses in the Midwest are two frequent subjects. MacKenzie is particularly interested in buildings, often in states of disrepair, that are suggestive of the past and are the last traces of people who have migrated elsewhere. His images of rural settings are symbolic of the passing of time. His most recent works are aerial photographs that turn the physical imprints of people on the landscape, such as tiremarks in a field or crops, into abstract patterns.

Also on Exhibiton:
Visions: Works by Inara Dodson
Afterschool Artists from Martinsville Middle School


My Fair Lily
Jun 21 through Jun 22, 2006
Hooker Garrett Gallery

The Garden Club of Virginia presents the 64th Annual Lily Show. The Annual Lily Show showcases beautiful horticultural specimens and artistic arrangements by exhibitors from all over the Commonwealth. The Lily Show will be open to the public on Wednesday, June 21 from 2:30 - 6:00 and on Thursday, June 22 from 10:00 to 2:00.



Life Wide Open: Photography by Steve Sheppard
Mar 3 through Apr 23, 2006
Lynwood Artists Gallery


LOOK HERE: DAZZLE
Mar 3 through Apr 23, 2006
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Dazzle will emphasize some of the most lavish and awe-inspiring objects in VMFA's collection. It will reveal how opulent materials can transform everyday objects and themes into something more spiritual and alluring. Dazzle will contain many captivating works including a gilded Tibetan crown, an ancient Greek serpent ring, a Pre-Columbian gold eagle pin, and a silver Imperial frame from the world-renowned collection of Faberge.






Outside the Box
Mar 3 through Apr 23, 2006
Box Mezzanine Gallery

We've all heard the saying one man's trash is another man's treasure. "Outside the Box," an exhibition of Outsider Art, illustrates the idea that art is not limited to a painting on a canvas, a photograph or a sculpture carved from stone. Anything goes and artists might create objects out of plastic bottles or aluminum cans, even tires or discarded lumber.


An Art of Her Own: Works by Sandra Grey
Jan 13 through Feb 19, 2006
Hooker Garrett Gallery

On display will be Sandra Grey's oil paintings and quilts both designed and collected by the artist. The combination of these two media reflects Grey's interest in form and color. Where the two diverge is that one, the quilts, reflects Grey's interest in abstraction. On the other hand, the paintings are often realistically rendered still lifes of garden vegetables.







Andrea Morrison: Exploration
Jan 13 through Feb 19, 2006
Lynwood Artists Gallery

Sample a variety of artistic mediums from water color to oil productions.


The Levee: Where the Blues Began
Jan 13 through Feb 19, 2006
Pannill Gallery

The Levee: Where the Blues Began is an exhibition of works on paper by an international groups of artists representing countries from around the world like the US, South Africa and Korea. Curated by artist Peter Calvert, the idea for The Levee came from Alan Lomax's book "The Land Where the Blues Began." Lomax views the levee as an icon of the delta landscapes and believes that the birth of the blues in the New Orleans region, coincided with the building of the levee system. Participating artists were asked to respond to this notion and the resulting works reflect a variety of interpretations. Some are representational, some abstract. Some reflect the landscape, some the music. Although the original works were created in the mid-90s, given the crisis in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, the timeliness of this exhibition is relevant.


The Mix of Shades & Shapes: Works by Iris Gillespie and Davis Hurd
Nov 6, 2005 through Jan 2, 2006
Lynwood Artists Gallery

The Lynwood Artists, a Community Partner of Piedmont Arts, is an organization of practicing artists in the Piedmont area. The Lynwood Artists maintain the gallery space within Piedmont Arts and offer rotating exhibitions of works by their members.


Thirty Years of Rock and Roll: Photographs by Larry Hulst
Nov 5, 2005 through Jan 1, 2006
Hooker Garrett Gallery

For 30 years, Larry Hulst has had an insider's view of rock and roll's greatest stars. Hulst has attended over 2800 concerts and has photographed artists from Chuck Berry to The Beatles, Bob Dylan to Iggy Pop. Hulst's photographs capture the high energy and fanfare of any rock concert as well as the ways in which rock and roll, from Chuck Berry to Iggy Pop, changed.