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16 Hands: Two Generations, Working Together
Jun 11 through Jul 25, 2020
Hooker Garrett Gallery

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

Two Generations, Working Together features work by 16 Hands members Ellen Shankin, Brad Warstler, Silvie Granatelli, Benjie Osborne, Josh Manning, Donna Polseno, Hona Knudsen, Wendy Werstlein, Sarah McCarthy, Seth Guzovsky, Andrea Denniston and Josh Copus.

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Dreaming Geometry: An Artistic Exploration of Mathematics
On display June 11 – July 25, 2020

Art at Happy Hour
Thursday, July 23, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm

(L–R): ANDREA DENNISTON, VASE; SETH GUZOVSKY, STEINS; SETH GUZOVSKY, CASSEROLE (WHITE)


The Garden
Aug 8 through Oct 10, 2020
Hooker Garrett Gallery



Co-curated by Jorge Benitez and Reni Gower

Across the globe and from King to commoner, the garden has provided sustenance and pleasure throughout time in both corporeal and spiritual ways. As in Milton’s Paradise Lost or Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights to Monet’s Giverny or Thoreau’s Walden Pond, artists have often portrayed the garden as an ever-evolving and fertile metaphor for life colored by contrasts. Humble or grandiose; cultivated or wild; lush or arid; ornamental or medicinal; secret or shared; the garden protects and provides as much as it provokes and stimulates. No matter its form during this time of anxiety and uncertainty, The Garden offers a much-needed refuge and heartening reprieve.

The Garden features work by: Jorge Benitez • Ruth Bolduan • Sally Bowring • Cat Crotchett • Reni Gower • Chris Gregson • Melissa Potter • Javier Tapia

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

Charlie Knighton
August 8 – October 10, 2020

Art at Happy Hour
Friday, October 8, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm