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Fragile, Handle with Care
Jan 18 through Mar 7, 2020
Pannill Gallery



Tawny Chatmon's portraits capture the beauty, innocence and hope of black childhood. She is devoted to creating portraits that are loosely inspired by works painted spanning from the 15th to 20th centuries, with the specific intent of bringing to the forefront faces that were often under-celebrated in this style of work. Chatmon's works almost always begin as photographs she has taken of someone close to her. She then alters her photos in diverse ways, creating a depth of layers using a variety of mediums. She chooses to frame her work in gold vintage, antique and baroque frames that she collects from estate sales, galleries, auctions and private sellers. These frames were constructed during (or are reminiscent of) an era in which framing subjects such as her’s wasn’t a consideration. Recently, Chatmon discovered a common theme amongst the sellers of these frames. Something that is often expressed is their concern over the fragility and the importance of them. She realized that the concern over the fragility of these previously loved frames, was her wish for the subjects she was placing inside of them.

Chatmon's photography has been featured in Vogue Bambini, Parenting Magazine and Babytalk Magazine. Her commercial clients include YMCA, Until There's a Cure, National Education Association and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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

TransLight/TransPlace
January 18 – March 7, 2020

Windows of the Soul
January 18 – March 7, 2020

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

TAWNY CHATMON, THREE


TransLight/TransPlace
Jan 18 through Mar 7, 2020
Hooker Garrett Gallery



Like a shaman, Halide Salam dances on surfaces to open passages into the undiscovered world within, and to make meaning of the world without. Her paintings are neither visions nor memories. She paints in silence with no preconceptions, drawings or ideas, relying on what she knows and feels about the natural worlds, and her place in it. Salam moves the paint, through unspoken words as tones, lines and hues, connecting images that arise through a sense of unison within patterns and structures that evolve and emerge through the process of call and response. It is a rhythmic dance on the canvas that opens up various forms of consciousness making visible the invisible, finding harmony through a passage of consciousness. Harmony is the outcome of struggle. There is beauty in struggle. Salam’s work reflects both the beauty of struggle and the moments of rest and solace.

Salam received a Masters of Art in painting from New Mexico Highlands University and a Ph.D. in fine arts from Texas Tech University. She is a professor of art at Radford University.

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

Fragile, Handle with Care
On display January 18 – March 7, 2020

Windows of the Soul
January 18 – March 7, 2020

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

HALIDE SALAM, TRANSLIGHT YELLOW


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