February & March New Art Exhibitions

The Center is pleased to open three new art exhibitions in this spring.   Opening reception for all three exhibits is Saturday, February 18th, 5-7pm.  The reception and exhibitions are alway free adn open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available during the opening reception as well.

February and March of 2017 will feature:

Tree of Life Drum by Patricia Robin Woodruff

New Works, our annual community exhibition of new artworks from regional artists in the Hayloft Gallery

Participating Artists: Charlie Brouwer,Jennifer Carpenter, Patricia Carr, Eric Cowan, Judy Crowgey, Ginger Danz, Kathleen Dawe, Christian DeMaria, Gaëtan Desombre, Aileen Fletcher, Barbara Gillespie, Meredith Gregg, Alison Hatter, Sean Hatter, Rosana Lopez Haugh, Cielo Sand Hodson, Amanda Jeffers, Fred Jones, Ruth Lefko, Nathan Popp, Helen Shaw, Aaron Staengl, Howard Wenger, Shaun Whiteside, Joli Ayn Wood, David Wooden, Patricia Robin Woodruff, Geraldine Young, & Russ Young

Celebrate the Past and Present in Paint,

artwork by Suzanne Davis Ross with her daughter and granddaughter, Michele and Bethany Walter

Portrait of Bethany by Suzanne Davis Ross

Suzanne Davis Ross will be holding a workshop at the Center on Watercolor Portraits in conjunction with this exhibition.  Click here to learn more about her workshop!

About Suzanne Davis Ross, WHS:  Suzanne is a Roanoker, who actively advocates for the arts. After earning her Masters of Art Education, Radford University 1982, she continues her education with master painters and shares that with her students. 2002, Suzanne was awarded membership in Watercolor Honor Society, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri. May 2016, her portrait of her granddaughter Bethany Walter won an  Award of Distinction in the 37th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society. Suzanne is a founding member. June “Best Pick” Smith Mountain Lake, Suzanne was awarded First in Watercolor. In July, a contour drawing won at Bath County Art Show. August-October, “Paint Trail”, 30 western paintings from her American landscape series comprised her solo showing at Unitarian Universalist, Blacksburg. The watercolors were painted during her husband’s retirement and their twelve years full timing in a 1999 Winnebago Adventurer RV coast to coast & border to border.  They often hosted in the National Parks. Her watercolor “Peak Colors” was the poster for the second annual Plein Air South Peak October which she helped establish. Her master watercolor students in portraiture at the Brambleton Center and she continually exhibit at Hollywood’s, Hollins.She paints from life and regionally with fellow artists. Her condo studio welcomes private students in watermedia. A member of Lions Club International, she works with middle school teachers to encourage their students to submit to the annual Peace Poster contest.She is a Woman Artist of Distinction at Ferrum College and her art is in many private & public collections. Her daughter Michele Walter,Blacksburg, also a water media painter teaches privately and at Artful Lawyer and is an exhibiting member of The Virginia Eight and Blacksburg Regional Artist Association.

Student Artwork from Blue Mountain School and Rising Sun Community School in the Breezeway

Each year the Center is accentuated with the work of Preschool to 7th grade student artwork from the counties largest private schools.  Parents, students and teachers love to see this creative display put together by art teachers Lore Deighan and Lisa Lotek.

Lore Deighan hanging student artwork from Blue Mountain School

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