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Journey
Aug 8 through Oct 10, 2020
Lynwood Artists Gallery



Charlie Knighton’s exhibit, Journey, is in effect a journey on two plains: A journey from woodworking to painting; and the artistic interpretation of Charlie’s physical journeys across the country and world.

Charlie’s work is ever-evolving and his artistic process adapts with each new journey upon which he embarks.

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

The Garden
August 8 – October 10, 2020

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

LEGEND ROCK STATE PETROGLYPH SITE, CHARLIE KNIGHTON


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.

In much the same way that a private enclosure or garden setting creates a sheltered contemplative respite, this uplifting and immersive exhibition offers a concrete and time proven alternative to today’s digitally mediated experience. As new research confirms, people report higher levels of health and happiness if they spend a mere 120 minutes per week in a natural setting. So inspired, The Garden can enhance your wellbeing. As it compels you to put down your phone, The Garden will refresh your spirit and quite possibly renew your soul.

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

Journey
August 8 – October 10, 2020

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

SKETCHBOOK, RENI GOWER


Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Aug 8 through Oct 10, 2020
Schottland Gallery



Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

The story of women's suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, a poster exhibition from the Smithsonian, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and explores the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today. The crusade for women's suffrage is one of the longest reform movements in American history. Between 1832 and 1920, women citizens organized for the right to vote, agitating first in their states or territories and also, simultaneously, through petitioning for a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.

The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story, is one of the country’s most ambitious undertakings to research, collect, document display and share the compelling story of women. It will deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to the nation and the world. More information about the initiative is available at womenshistory.si.edu.

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

The Garden
August 8 – October 10, 2020

Journey
August 8 – October 10, 2020

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


The Art of the Quilt
Oct 24, 2020 through Jan 9, 2021
Hooker Garrett Gallery



Co-curated by Linda Fiedler and Betty Blessin

Quilt artists from across the Southeast exhibit work in this biennial invitational exhibition, co-curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler and quilter Betty Blessin. Themed Anything Goes, this year's exhibition commemorates the 12th anniversary of The Art of the Quilt.

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Opening Reception
Friday, October 23, 2020 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild
October 24, 2020 – January 9, 2021

Art at Happy Hour
Friday, January 7, 2021 • 5 – 7 pm


Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature
Jan 23 through Feb 27, 2021
Hooker Garrett Gallery



On loan from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Behold the drama and splendor of the American landscape as seen through the lens of photographer Ansel Adams. More than 70 photographs spanning over five decades present the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved and influential photographer. Considering Adams as artist, environmentalist, and musician, the exhibition includes iconic images, rarely seen early photographs, and musical recordings that take you behind the camera.

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Opening Reception
Friday, January 22, 2021 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

I Am...
January 23 – February 27, 2021

Art at Happy Hour
Friday, February 26, 2021 • 5 – 7 pm

MONOLITH, THE FACE OF HALF DOME, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA, 1927, PRINTED 1974, ANSEL ADAMS (AMERICAN, 1902–1984), GELATIN SILVER PRINT. VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, ADOLPH D. AND WILKINS C. WILLIAMS FUND. PHOTOGRAPH BY ANSEL ADAMS © THE ANSEL ADAMS PUBLISHING RIGHTS TRUST.


American Watercolor Society 153rd Annual Exhibition
Mar 13 through May 1, 2021
Hooker Garrett Gallery



American Watercolor Society was founded in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America. Every year since its founding, the AWS has mounted a juried exhibition of watercolors by artists around the world. AWS's 153rd Annual Exhibition features 40 works, with styles ranging from hyperrealistic to abstract.

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Opening Reception
Friday, March 12, 2021 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

THE DARK LINE, JOHN JUDE PALENCAR


Expressions 2021
May 22 through Jul 16, 2021
Hooker Garrett Gallery



Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, this annual open-entry, judged exhibit features work by more than 100 local and regional artists.

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Opening Reception
May 22 – July 16, 2021

Art at Happy Hour
Friday, July 15, 2021 • 5 – 7 pm