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FLASHPOINTS : Material : Intent : Fused
Aug 2 through Oct 5, 2019
Hooker Garrett Gallery



Featuring the work of Kristy Deetz, Reni Gower, Jane Nodine, and Daniella Woolf.

Enticed by touch, these artists explore a wide range of materials and processes linked through craft and meaning. With a shared focus on encaustic (pigmented hot wax) FLASHPOINTS beautifully underscores where material and intent converse and fuse.

Whether a painting, a tapestry, an installation or artist book,
the works in this exhibition resonate with a profound tactility echoed through substance, image and idea. The viewer is invited to explore an immersive sensory-filled experience that is defined by more than just wax.

FLASHPOINTS is curated by artist and retired Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Reni Gower.

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Opening Reception
Friday, August 2, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Parts2 | Ed Dolinger
On display August 3 – October 5, 2019

Life, Love, Art: Works from the Collection of Judy and John Matthews
On display August 3 – October 5, 2019

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm

RENI GOWER, ENC:ST1:FOUR, 22½" X 22½”, 2019, ENCAUSTIC ON PAPER MOUNTED ON CANVAS COVERED PANEL


Life, Love, Art: Works from the Collection of Judy and John Matthews
Aug 3 through Oct 5, 2019
Lynwood Artists Gallery



In memory of Judy and John Matthews, longtime supporters and friends of Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts, the museum will feature works from the Matthews family's collection of contemporary art.

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Opening Reception
Friday, August 2, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

FLASHPOINTS : Material : Intent : Fused
On display August 3 – October 5, 2019

Parts2 | Ed Dolinger
On display August 3 – October 5, 2019

Matthews Gallery Dedication
Thursday, September 12, 2019 • 5:30 pm

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm

JOHN MATTHEWS, ADOBE STORE


Parts2 | Ed Dolinger
Aug 3 through Oct 5, 2019
Pannill Gallery



Parts2 acts as an extension of decades of artist Ed Dolinger’s self-imposed creative constraints of composing within a square format, while pursuing abstract expressions through a variety of mixed media. All of the works presented in this exhibit are also confined to a 12-inch square format, beginning as flat collages, assembled with magazine pages anchored with layers of beeswax. As with his earlier mixed media work, it is an elusive pursuit challenging a learning curve of techniques, visually and viscerally melding with poetic puzzle-making.

Dolinger has been an active member of the Virginia art community for years. He is a former recipient of a painting fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and has been shown, collected and involved in public arts projects throughout the country.

Related Events
Opening Reception
Friday, August 2, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

FLASHPOINTS : Material : Intent : Fused
On display August 3 – October 5, 2019

Life, Love, Art: Works from the Collection of Judy and John Matthews
On display August 3 – October 5, 2019

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm

ED DOLINGER, TURING TEST, BEESWAX OVER COLLAGE ON BOARD, 2018, 12”X12”


Hands, Head, Heart: Jill Jensen
Oct 19, 2019 through Jan 4, 2020
Hooker Garrett Gallery



Woodblock prints, found objects, bits of nature and other fragments and images are combined with color and texture in Jill Jensen's bold and powerful quilts. Living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jensen uses the region's beautiful vistas, striking sunsets and ever changing flora as inspiration for her work.

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Opening Reception
Friday, October 18, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wild and Colorful World of Barbara Kobylinska
On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, December 19, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm

JILL JENSEN, BLACK BIRD, 12" X 12" X 2", MIXED MEDIA


Wild and Colorful World of Barbara Kobylinska
Oct 19, 2019 through Jan 4, 2020
Pannill Gallery



Barbara Kobylinska approaches her art with both a studied sense of design and an unapologetic intuition. Her large indoor/outdoor sculptures are adventurous and inventive. With humor and a sophisticated, playful intelligence, she invites the viewer to share her delight in the unexpected. Kobylinska's work has been exhibited in show's across the country and is part of many private collections. She is a member of International Sculpture Center, Washington Sculptors Group, Potter’s Council and Ceramic Designers Association.

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Opening Reception
Friday, October 18, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Hands, Head, Heart: Jill Jensen
On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, December 19, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm

BARBARA KOBYLINSKA, SPRING, 25" X 60" X 13", CERAMIC WITH RECYCLED METAL PARTS, FINISHED WITH OIL STAINS


Tawny Chatmon
Jan 18 through Mar 7, 2020
Hooker Garrett Gallery



Tawny Chatmon's work begins with a photograph, a first layer, which she manipulates and unites with other photographic components – often lending her subjects the eyes of someone their elder and more wise, exaggerating their hair and adding overlappings of gold leaf, paint, digital collage and illustration. In doing so, she produces a work that is more than just photography, but a new compositional expression.

Chatmon has been working in photography for the past 16 years. Born in Tokyo, growing up an "army brat", she had the unique opportunity to take in the cultures of three different continents all before the age of 12. By then she was in the United States and elbow-deep in her aunt’s theatre company. She studied theatrical arts from the age 12 to early adulthood. After briefly attending a dramatic arts conservatory after high school, she switched paths and focused her interests on being behind the camera. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

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Opening Reception
Friday, January 17, 2020 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm

TAWNY CHATMON, BORN ON THE SECOND DAY OF DECEMBER


16 Hands
Mar 21 through Apr 25, 2020
Hooker Garrett Gallery



In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains there is an enclave of craftsmen who have solidified deep friendships as well as a network of creative, technical and professional support over the past 25 years. Drawn to the area by its beauty and tranquility, with much determination, they established working studios, vital careers and a way of life.

From the beginning they shared many common goals and apprehensions, offering each other feedback, assistance and courage. In the fall of 1998 this commonality blossomed into a formalized association called 16 Hands.

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Opening Reception
Friday, March 20, 2020 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Davis Choun
On display March 21 – April 25, 2020

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, April 22, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm

SILVIE GRANATELLI, POTTERY


Davis Choun
Mar 21 through Apr 25, 2020
Pannill Gallery



Davis Choun is a process-oriented artist/designer whose work is born out of an attraction to benign or discarded materials and a process of manipulations. His work relies on improvisation and continuity. As the work changes over time, the statements at the beginning of this paragraph may fall away from the truth.

Choun is a graduate of the NC State College of Design. He works out of Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Opening Reception
Friday, March 20, 2020 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

16 Hands
On display March 21 – April 25, 2020

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, April 22, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm

DAVIS CHOUN, PINS 12, 2017, CLOTHESPINS, DYE, WOOD


Expressions 2020
May 16 through Jul 24, 2020
Hooker Garrett Gallery



Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, Expressions is an open-entry judged art exhibit featuring work by more than 140 regional artists.

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Expressions 2020
On display May 16 – July 24, 2020

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, July 23, 2020