All are invited to join us at Opening Reception on Friday, Dec 7th, 4-6pm
Floyd, VA – Floyd County High School students open their annual show at the Floyd Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 7th, 4-6PM. Also opening the same evening – Russell Young’s “Sacred Spaces” and Ken Pease’s “The Blues Hounds and Other Rock and Roll Animals.”
Each year, Floyd County High School Art students and teachers prepare, hang, and display their artwork in the Hayloft Gallery. This show is a learning experience for students as it allows them to understand the entire process of a professional artist. This year instructors Aven Tanner and Kimberly Ingram will introduce over 200 pieces of work from over 70 Floyd Co. High School students. Media includes pottery, sculptures in paper mache’, cardboard and clay, drawings in pencil, chalk and oil pastels, colored pencil and ink, and paintings in acrylic and oil. The High School show will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery until Jan. 19th 2019.
Opening the same night, Floyd photographer, Dr. Russell Young will present his exhibition, “Sacred Spaces” in the Falcon Gallery. Dr. Young’s work explores some of Scotland’s hidden spaces as well as some of its most monumental architecture. Dr. Young said of his show, “My visual interest lies in permanence and decay, renewing and revisiting, places where time moves on a non-human scale. Such places with their quiet, serene surroundings nonetheless are rife with decades, or perhaps centuries, of tension, especially concerning memory and loss. The most difficult task is to transcribe the whispers of the spirits that are carried on the breezes into a visual media.”
In the Breezeway gallery, Ken Pease displays his fun and whimsical work in wood and paint. Mr. Pease has been listening to his music too loud and painting weird and colorful pictures since he was a kid. He has worked as a graphic and folk artist, a teacher, and a gallery manager. He is inspired by great music and musicians, his family, and stuff that makes folks laugh and feel good about this crazy world we all live in.
For more information about The Floyd Center for the Arts: FloydArtCenter.org or call 540-745-2784. The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM.
If you have any questions regarding the exhibit or about the Center in general, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-745-2784.