past exhibits 2009 – 2011

2011 Morin Gallery Exhibits

Exhibits in our Morin Gallery during 2011 were offered free to the public thanks to the support of Virginia National Bank and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Classically Contemporary
Classical ideals in contemporary drawing, painting, and sculpture
Works by Jeanne Grimsby, Thomas Marsh and Henry Wingate
Exhibit dates: January 6 – Feb 26, 2011
Opening reception, Thursday, January 6th at 5pm

Realist artist Jeanne Grimsby began her study at the Art College of Pratt Institute in the 1960’s, and earned her Master’s Degree in Studio Art from James Madison University thirty years later. Working in oil, pastel, charcoal, and graphite, her work is inspired by the Flemish Primitive Van Eyck, the Dutch masters Vermeer and ter Borch, and 19th century artists Jean Dominique Ingres, John Singer Sargent, and William Merritt Chase.

Thomas Marsh is a classical figurative sculptor who has created many public monuments in California, as well as works in public and private collections throughout the U.S. He was the concept designer and sculptor of the Victims of Communism Memorial (2007) in Washington, DC. Marsh received a BFA in painting from the Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, WI, in 1974, an MFA in sculpture from California State University, Long Beach in 1977, and has studied extensively in Italy. http://www.tmarshsculptor.com

Henry Wingate spent six years studying painting. He worked with Paul Ingbretson in Boston for five years and with Charles Cecil in Florence, Italy for one. Both of these painters and teachers studied under Ives Gammell (1893-1981) who was instrumental in keeping the traditional “Atelier” style training alive. Wingate has now been a professional artist for ten years primarily painting commissioned portraits but also doing figurative works, still lifes, and landscapes, all in oil. www.henrywingate.com

A Little Light Magic
An Exhibition of Watercolor and Watermedia Paintings
By members of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild
Exhibit dates: March 3 – April 30, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, March 3, 5 – 7 pm

Exhibiting artists: Edith Montgomery Arbaugh, Joan Cabell, Ruby Canody, Rosemary Connelly, Matalie Griffin Rivaud Deane, Judith Ely, Diana Fackenthal, Mary Ann Friedman, Ellen Hathaway, Sue Linthicum, Carroll Mallin, Carol Kirkham Martin, Charlotte McDaniel, Susan Northington, Peg Redd, Chee Kludt Ricketts, Pam Roland, Susan Crave Rosen, Jane Skafte, David Sorensen, Marcy Springett, Linda Verhagen and Patricia Lloyd Williams

This exhibition, A Little Light Magic, demonstrates the unique ability of the watercolor medium to utilize light transmitted through transparent color. Not for the timid, the practice of traditional watercolor presents considerable challenges and the works in this exhibition by the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild offer the viewer insights into this exciting medium. In addition, this exhibition highlights a broad range of dynamic approaches used by contemporary watercolorists. Stretching the traditional boundaries of the medium, the paintings include watermedia such as gouache, acrylics and inks, and diverse surfaces such as yupo, the mercurial plasticized surface that produces such enchanting results. The subject matter and manners of expression for A Little Light Magic are broad-ranging and intriguing, having been defined by the vision of each exhibiting CVWG artist.

Celebrating its twentieth year, the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild includes a membership of over 130 artists and art lovers. Monthly meetings and programs take place in Charlottesville; however, the Guild consists of numerous active members from many areas in central Virginia, including Richmond, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Fluvanna, Nellysford, Culpeper, Madison, and Greene County.

Established to foster the advancement and study of the art of watercolor, the Guild sponsors exhibitions and monthly programs, critiques, workshops and demonstrations with nationally acclaimed artists, as well as workshop scholarship opportunities for teachers and students. A continuing exhibition of Guild members’ works can be seen at the Albemarle County Court House. In addition, the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild sponsors a juried exhibition of the works of Virginia artists in the fall of each year which offers significant monetary prizes.

Persons interested in the Guild may obtain additional information by accessing the CVWG official web site: www.central-virginia-watercolor-guild.org.

Young Visions
The Art of Orange County’s School Students
Exhibit dates: May 5 – 28, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 5pm

The Maine Event
New work by Catherine Hillis, Elaine Hurst and Lou Schellenberg
Exhibit dates: June 2 – 30, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, June 2, 5pm

EQUUS III: The Modern Horse
A multimedia exhibit of non-traditional equestrian art juried by Mary Shira including a range of work by Virginia artists from impressionist, to modern rocking horses, to architectural renderings, to an oil portrait of a horse’s ass by emerging and established artists: Hussein Al Shikaki, Pam Black, Bev Bley, Christina Boy, Susan M. Carter, Kathleen Craig, Kitty Dodd, Jeanne Grimsby, Clinton Helms, Lindsey Henry, Betsy Hurd, Deborah Justice, Susan Krieg, Kathleen Kuhlmann, Charlotte Mautner, Linda A. Ramer, Chee Kludt Ricketts, Laure Stevens-Lubin, Martha Hall Strawther, Tom Tartaglino, Debby Thomas, Dana Lee Thompson, Janet E. Tyrell.

Exhibit dates: July 14 -August 27, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14,5-7pm. Juror’s talk at 6pm.

Illusion, Disguise, and Camouflage
A Multi-media exhibit curated by Jenny Davis
Including work by Mary Chiaramonte, Jenny Davis, Laura Edwards, Laurel Hausler, Christine Parson and Lisa Schumaier.
Exhibit dates: September 1 – October 31, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 5pm

Focus on the Print
Curated by Beth Nichols – A collaborative exhibition featuring Virginia printmakers.
Exhibit dates: November 3 – December 23, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, November 3, 5pm

Four galleries along the Rt 20 corridor north of Charlottesville to Rt 15 just North of Orange will participate: Les Yeux Des Monde, Nichols Galleries, the Art Center In Orange, and Woodberry Forest School Gallery. Curator Beth Nichols explains the impetus behind the show: “hands on printmaking went out of fashion for a while when digital printing came on the scene. However, it is coming back, with more and more artists re-discovering the various printmaking processes as a means of artistic expression.” In addition to the gallery exhibitions, workshops and lectures are being planned.

The Morin Gallery at The Arts Center In Orange will feature a group show of artists from the DC area Washington Printmakers Gallery, whose foundation promotes fine-art printmaking by fostering the creation and appreciation of hand-pulled, artist-made prints.

2010 Morin Gallery Exhibits

 The Alaska Art Experience

 

An Exhibit of New Work by Native Alaskan Artists Ron Senungetuk and Barry “Schgunaa” Smith

Opening reception: Thursday, November 11, 6:30pm

Exhibit dates: Nov 11 – Dec 22, 2010

Ron Senungetuk is an Alaskan Inupiat who grew up along the Bering Sea in Wales, the most western point on the American mainland. Retired from academics, he continues to be an active, vibrant artist living in picturesque Homer, Alaska on Kachemak Bay in the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula. Ron is regarded as Alaska’s foremost living Native artist and founded the Native Arts Center while he was chair of the art department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for 30 years. His pieces in carved and colored wood build on the traditions of the Bering Sea people, but have a timeless elegance that make them both challenging and contemporary. Ron is the major force behind the resurgence of contemporary native art in Alaska and has stimulated & supported the careers of numerous native artists, who have gained renown in their own right.

Screaming Eagle, carved ivory by Barry Smith

Barry “Schgunaa” Smith is an Alaskan Tlingit artist from Juneau in southeast Alaska along the Gastineau Channel of the Inside Passage. Long before Joe Juneau mined gold in this region, the Tlingit people called Juneau Dzántik’i Héeni, “the river where founders gather”. The Tlingit tradition tells of ancient times when their ancestors were animals and each matrilineal group was made up of Ravens or Eagles. Barry is an Eagle from the Orca clan. He carves natural material, such as woolly mammoth ivory, walrus ivory and orca teeth using traditional Tlingit/Haida guidelines to create masterworks of expression that are rooted in the traditions of northwest native people, but speak clearly to all with an appreciative eye, willingness to touch and an open heart.

To view a documentary about artists Ron Senungetuk and Barry Smith visit:
http://charlottesville.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=264
 
 

 
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New Work by Laura Edwards Wooten

Visit her online gallery at: www.orzokitchen.com

Opening reception, Thursday, September 9th at 6:30pm
Exhibit dates: September 9 – October 31, 2010
In this exhibit curated by Pam Black & Theo vanGroll of the UVA School of Architecture, Charlottesville artist Laura Edwards Wooten, explores an intimate interior world through landscapes both invented and observed, in oil, acrylic and mixed media collage. Her Momentum Series, presents a personal narrative as told through an iconography of invented landscape elements. Mountains, oceans and clouds conspire with small boats, winding paths and garden gates to act out the story of creative struggle. Her Apollo Road Series, explores a landscape of creative sanctuary. Generated from both memory and observation, shifting perspectives of broad vistas, bird’s eye maps, and diminutive vignettes are utilized to recreate the spirit of place as experienced by the artist. These overlapping bodies of work reveal different parts of the same journey, navigating between solitude and community, surrender and ambition, safety and risk: a meditation on the struggle to maintain creative momentum, and the joy that unexpectedly reveals itself along the way.
 

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Gardens & Landscapes of Virginia

A Multi Media Celebration of Virginia’s Gardens and Landscapes

Sponsored by The Dolley Madison Garden Club

Juried by Catherine Hillis

Exhibit dates: July 12 – August 31, 2010

Gallery Reception: Thursday, July 22nd at 6:30pm – Juror’s talk at 7pm.

Works by: Todd Brown, Susan Carter, Barbara M. Collins, Kathleen Craig, Cara DiMassimo, Diana Fackenthal, Susan Garnett, Jeanne Grimsby, Jane Hicks, Anne D. Hopper, Lee J. Nixon, Lou Messa, Maria Pace, Michelle Powell, Chee Ricketts, Nancy Wallace

Gardens and Landscapes of Virginia Exhibit Catalogue

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The Fabric of Community
A Culture on Cloth Exhibit

Exhibit dates: June 3 – 30, 2010
Reception, Thursday, June 17th at 6:30pm

In the Morin Gallery at The Arts Center In Orange – an exhibit of twenty tapestries created by Inuit women in the Nunavut hamlet of Baker Lake, Canada. Crafted of wool duffle and incorporating appliqué and embroidery techniques, the tapestries use strong blocks and lines of color to depict traditional Inuit hunting scenes and enigmatic symbols of significance to Inuit culture. With no written tradition, the Inuit used tapestries such as these to convey their history and beliefs.

In the Arts Center Classroom – felted wall hangings created by the children of Gordon-Barbour Elementary and The Boys and Girls Club of Orange.

Culture on Cloth is an international initiative connecting artists, children, and communities around the world. Learn more at http://www.arcticinuitart.com

Curator Judith Varney Burch fell in love with Inuit art more than two decades ago. Motivated to educate people about Inuit art because it represents a fragile and disappearing way of life, Burch organized “Culture on Cloth,” a traveling exhibit that began in Washington, then headed to locations in Mongolia, China, India, Mexico, Latvia, Russia, Japan, Korea, France and Mexico, and will continue to locations throughout Central and South America. In addition to giving lectures, Burch also conducts workshops with local children, who craft their own culturally specific art after viewing and learning about the Nunavut artists. Creating direct connections through art, and preserving and sharing living symbols of the Inuit people is what matters to her most, she says. Burch serves as a research collaborator for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and her collections have been used for university core curricula. Her hope is to inspire others to preserve works of art as educational resources.

The Arts Center In Orange is grateful to sponsors Flossie Fowlkes and Bridget Bryant for making this exhibit and community outreach possible.

Exhibit catalogue: FabricofCommunity
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Young Visions

May 6 – 28, 2010
Reception, Thursday, May 6th at 6:30pm
The Art of Orange County School Children

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Fabulous Fibers
March 4 – April 30, 2010
Reception, Thursday, March 4th at 6:30pm, with music by Maia Oden

The Arts Center In Orange joins Virginia’s Minds Wide Open celebration of women in the arts with an artful exploration of the evolution of women’s work — the quilt’n, stitch’n, knit’n, weav’n and spin’n.

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Seasons & Shadows
January 7 – February 27, 2010
Reception, Thursday, January 7th at 6:30pm
mixed media explorations by Emma Lou Martin
and, watercolors by Barbara Collins

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the morin gallery: 2009

 

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January 8-31, 2009

The Portrait

Artists: Paolo Coppini, Bradley Stevens, Henry Wingate, Francisco Centofanti, Thomas Marsh

Reception: Jan 8, 2009 at 6:30 pm

February 5-28, 2009

Young Visions: The Art of Orange County School Students

Reception: Feb 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Calla Lillities and Tulips in Glass #2

March 5- April 19, 2009

From the Heart to the Brush

Watercolors by Catherine Hillis. Sponored by Virginia Tractor

Reception: March 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm

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April 23-May 31, 2009

America the Beautiful

Pastel Landscapes by David Earl Miller. Sponsored by Grelen Nurseries

Reception: April 23, 2009 at 6:30 pm

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June 4 – August 23, 2009

Orange Outsider Joe Simms

Sponsored by Virginia National Bank

Reception: June 4, 2009 at 6:30 pm

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August 27 – October 4, 2009

The Art of Glass

From the Collection of Chasen Galleries of Fine Art

Works by: Neil Duman – Brendan McSheehy – Markow & Norris – Richard Jones – Jeff Ballard – Tim Chilina – Terrill Waldman – Neal Drobnis – Michael Mikula – Bruce Pizzichillo & Dari Gordon – Warren Weiss – Oggetti Glass – Barry Entner – Brian Russell – Ron Starr – Brian Becher – Fields & Fields – Richard Parrish. Sponsored by Mason Insurance.

Reception: August 27, 2009 at 6:30pm

October 8 – November 15, 2009

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The Crystalline Landscape

Paintings by Meg West and Crystalline Glazed Ceramics by William Schran

Reception: October 8, 2009 at 6:30 pm

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November 19-December 24, 2009

Shop at HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Jewelry, Toys, Ceramics, Books and More! Just in time for holiday shopping, we expand our Virginia Artisans Shop into the Gallery.

Holiday Open House – December 4th and 5th

 
 
 
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In the Morin Gallery at The Arts Center In Orange

129 East Main Street, Orange, VA, (540) 672-7311
Hours: 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday
Exhibits are offered free to the public thanks to the support of the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, our community sponsors and people like you.
 
THE CREATION SERIES:  LOVE & PEACE TO THE WORLD 

Watercolors by Carol Pursell Baliles

Exhibit Dates: August 3–September 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3, 5–7pm

Culpeper artist Carol Baliles has traveled, studied, exhibited, and won awards around the world. Her work has been shown in more than 60 fine art exhibitions and has been selected and recognized by notables affiliated with the Corcoran, The Phillips Collection, the Hirshhorn, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; ARTnews and Art in America magazines; and the National Watercolor Society, as well as being included in collections at the White House, the Virginia Governor’s Mansion, the US State Department, and many corporate and private collections. Carol is also a former studio artist and assistant art director with the renowned Torpedo Factory Art Center.

In the autumn of her years, Carol would like to share her artist’s interpretation of the spiritual experiences she has gleaned from her world travels, and her wish for Love & Peace for the World.

 
Orange
A Multimedia Exhibit by the artists of Central Virginia’s BozArt Fine Art Collective
Curated by Kathy Kuhlmann & Madeleine Watkins.
Exhibit dates: June 8 – July 29, 2017
Opening reception: 5-7pm on Thursday, June 8
Including work by artists:
Randy Baskerville
Richard Bednar
Terry Coffey
Matalie Deane
Judi Ely
Frank Feigert
Anne deLatour Hopper
Funded in part by:
Julia Kindred
Kathy Kuhlmann
Craig Lineburger
Caroll Mallin
Carol Kirkham Martin
Madeleine Watkins
 
 
Young Visions 2017
The Art of Orange County’s School Children
Exhibit dates: May 4-31, 2017
Opening reception: 5-7pm on Thursday, May 4
The Arts Center In Orange will feature the work of students from Orange County’s public schools, Grymes Memorial School, and Head Start in the Arts Center’s Morin Gallery and classroom. All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!
Above (left to right, top to bottom): Nia Dowling, GMS, 7th grade; Zoe Hix, LGES, 5th grade; Robert Kauffman, OES, 1st grade; Jackie Adams, LGPS, 2nd grade; Olivia Knight, LGMS, 7th grade; Alex Ramos, OCHS, 12th grade.
Virginia National Bank and the Light Well Restaurant will host concurrent satellite exhibits of work by artists Susan Garnett and Morgan Molenda.
 
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 Journeys
Paintings and Prints by Janly Jaggard and Patricia Piorkowski Hobbs
Exhibit dates: March 2 – April 29, 2017
Opening reception: 5-7pm on Thursday, March 2
Above: Janly Jaggard, “Draw the Line” (detail) 2016 oil on canvas 20”x30”
Patricia Piorkowski Hobbs , “Shadow” color monotype 2016 7 7/8”x5 3/8”
 
Virginia National Bank and the Light Well Restaurant will host concurrent satellite exhibits of work by artists James Erickson and Judy Quaely.
 
 
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Vietnam Combat Art
The Morin Gallery will host “Vietnam Combat Art,” a unique traveling exhibit depicting artists’ impressions of the Vietnam War, and a tribute to those who served.
The 39 artworks in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, pencil, ink and crayon were created by professional artists on the ground in Vietnam during the 1960s.  The original pieces are housed at the US Army Center of Military History in Washington DC, and have never been on display anywhere in the United States.  But special permission was given to reproduce these pieces, making them available for public viewing. The exhibit is on loan from the City of Roanoke and the Vietnam Commemorative Partners: County of Roanoke, Salem, Town of Vinton and the Stonewall Jackson Chapter/AUSA under special agreement with the US Army Center of Military History.
Exhibit dates: February 2 – 25, 2017
Opening reception: 5-7pm on Thursday, February 2
 
Virginia National Bank and the Light Well Restaurant will host concurrent satellite exhibits of work by artists Kathleen Craig and Judy Quaely.
 
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From a Car Window
Pastel landscape paintings by Susan Zytka ForbushPastel artist Susan Zytka Forbush was trained in both fine art and animation. She received her BFA in painting from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and also earned a three-year certificate for cartoon animation from the International Summer Program at Sheridan College, in Ontario, Canada. An animation artist for 15 years in Los Angeles, California, Susan has film credits on The Little Mermaid (several cells to be included in the exhibit), The Rescuers Down Under, FernGully and The Prince of Egypt. She also worked on television commercials and prime-time programs. After living in Southern California for 29 years, she and husband Brad Forbush, also an artist, are slowing things down. Drawn by Orange County’s history and landscape, the couple has made a new home in Gordonsville. While Brad dusts off his ancestor William Henry Forbush’s time spent in Virginia with the 13th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, Susan is getting to know the area from her car window by traveling roads, capturing views with her camera, and returning to her Main Street studio in Orange to paint in pastel. Locals will enjoy seeing OC from a newcomer’s perspective, recognize many of the locations, and be reminded of how lucky we are to live amid such beauty.
Exhibit dates: December 8, 2016 – January 28, 2017
Opening reception: 5-7pm, Thursday, December 8
Virginia National Bank and the Light Well Restaurant will host concurrent satellite exhibits of more work in pastel by artists Maggie Bice, Kathleen Willingham and Jan Settle
 
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EQUUS IV: For the Love of Horses 
An exhibit on the theme of horses and the people who love them, juried by artist Debby Thomas, and includes paintings, photos, drawings, and leather work by artits: Wilma BradnerSharon Lynn CampbellCathy Choyce, Daisy Collins, John CorraoJ DouglasDeb ElaineJudith Ely, Willa FrayserCabell GormanClinton HelmsLindsey HenryElaine HurstCarol Iglesias, Kathy Kuhlman, Sue LinthicumEleszabeth McNeelLinda NedinskyLee Nixon, Jeff Poole, Janie ShraderMartha StrawtherEddie ThielJulia Travers.  
 
Also included: Equestrian sculpture by artists Herbert Hazeltine and William Turner from the collection of Phil & Susie Audibert, Marion Maggiolo’s collection of 20th-century horse-themed covers from The New Yorker magazine, and the unveiling of this year’s Montpelier Hunt Race poster art by Sam Robinson, which will be on display in the gallery throughout October.
 
Exhibit Dates: October 6 – November 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5-7pm
 
Sponsored by:
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The public is also invited to visit concurrent satellite exhibits at Virginia National Bank and the Light Well Restaurant on Main Street in Orange to enjoy work by equestrian artists Debby Thomas and Martha Strawther.
 
 
BOOKISH, etc.
BOOKISH – A multimedia exhibit inspired by books, including altered books, hand-made books, artist journals, paintings, photography, fabric art, jewelry, and woodwork by Virginia artists:  Todd Brown, Barbara Collins, Jenny Davis, Daisy Collins, Ginger Donelson, Deborah Elaine, Michael Fincham, Susan Garnett, Susan Krieg, Glennis Mairs, Marty Moon, Maria Pace, Jeff Poole, Rebecca Quinn, Anna Sawyer*, John Shumate, Julia Travers, and Kathleen Willingham.
 
*Book Lovers Mark Your Calendars to hear a talk by Anna Sawyer, bookbinder and proprietor of South Winds Bindery on Friday, September 9th, 4-5pm in The Morin Gallery at The Arts Center In Orange.  The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring heirloom books for discussion. Learn more about Anna at: http://www.southwindsbindery.com
 
And, because summer at the Arts Center In Orange means ART Camps for Kids, we’ve set aside a corner of the gallery for ART CAMPERS SHOWING OFF!  A selection of work by this summer’s young art campers.BOOKISH & SHOWING OFF
 
Exhibit Dates: August 4 – September 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th, 5 – 7pm
 
Cover work (left to right, top to bottom): “Bonjour Tristesse” by Deb Elaine, “Hungry Caterpillar” by Michael Fincham, “XY” by Rebecca Quinn, “Self Help Books of the Future – For the Soul” by Susan Krieg, “Tree of Life” by Anna Sawyer, “The Daily Bloom” (page detail) by Kathleen Willingham, “Books that Rocked My World” by Marty Moon, “Sleep” by Julia Travers, “Friends of the Library” by Barbara Collins, “Behind the Book Blocks” by Susan Garnett.
 
Rail Art

Rail Art: Exhibit Dates: June 9-July 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9, 5-7pm
A multimedia exhibit inspired by trains, including paintings, photography, assemblage, diorama, film and written word by Virginia artists:
Phil & Susie Audibert
David Batton
Todd Brown
Ramey Campbell
Barbara Collins
John Corrao
Brian Dunn
Rita Flyzik
Susan Garnett
Becky Grymes
Susan Harb
Clinton Helms
Sarah C. Honenberger
Carol Iglesias

Lou Messa
Andrew Morgan
Brenda Morris
Lee Nixon
Vernon Peachey
Jon Perry
Jeff Poole
Mack Rowe
Vyvyan Rundgren
Kathleen Willingham

Young Visions 2016

The Arts Center In Orange will feature a selection of work by students from Orange County’s public schools, Grymes Memorial School, and Head Start in the Arts Center’s Morin Gallery and classroom.  All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!

Exhibit dates: May 5-31, 2016

Opening reception: 5-7pm on Thursday, May 5

Cover work (left to right, top to bottom): Aaron Ratcliff, LGMS, grade 7; Tamara Sherman, OCHS, grade 11; Anycia Fortune, OES, grade 4; Avery Morris, LGES, grade 5; Rasheed Oudeh, LGPS, grade 2; David Johnson, GMS, grade 4.

 
In a Mediterranean Mood
As February creeps into Central VA with icy winds and short days dimly lit by mother of pearl skies the Morin Gallery at The Arts Center In Orange offers “In a Mediterranean Mood” a sun shiny, terracotta, azure blue exhibit of work by artist Laura Wooten and photographer John Bice.Laura Wooten, who has been making art since she could hold a crayon, earned an undergraduate degree in Art and Architecture at the University of Virginia and an MFA from American University in Washington, DC.  Her art is inspired by food, wine, travel, and landscapes near & far.  As co-owner of Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar in Charlottesville, her travels throughout the Mediterranean have cultivated a special passion for region. www.laurawootenstudio.comJohn Bice has been studying and pursuing photography for over 25 years. His work has won awards locally, nationally, in Canada and in Japan. Chasing light, John travels extensively capturing images in a variety of countries and locations.  His subject matter is eclectic with an emphasis on nature and a unique perspective on the normal.  www.johnbicephotography.comExhibit dates: February 4 – March 31, 2016
Opening Reception: February 4 from 5-7pm 
MOO
A multimedia exhibit including work by:  Mary Beth Bellah, John Berry, Tracy Brown, Ramey Campbell, Maria Festa Carter, John Corrao, Trish Crowe, Pam Derrickson, Kitty Dodd, Susan Garnett, Susan Harb, Clinton Helms, Ed King, Susan Krieg, Sue Linthicum, Jessie Meehan, Lou Messa, Brenda Morris, Lee J. Nixon, Jr., Larry Patterson, John Perry, Chee Kludt Ricketts, Mack Rowe, Susan Stover, Martha Hall Strawther, Tom Tartaglino, Patricia Temples, Gail Trimmer-Unterman, Tina Wade, Nancy Wallace, Kathleen Willingham, Richard F. Wyvill, Richard Young and Sharon Zarambo
 
Exhibit Dates: December 3, 2015 – January 30, 2016 
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 3, 5-7pm
 
In the Morin Gallery at The Arts Center In Orange,  and Main Street Orange satellite exhibits at The Light Well Restaurant, 110 E Main;  Virginia National Bank, 102 E Main; and special MOO exhibits of work by artist Ben Waddem at Objects On Main, 107 E Main and work by Nancy Bass at the Frederick Nichols Gallery Annex, 5420 Governor Barbour Street in Barboursville.
 
 
Akemi Ohira For the Record
Exhibit dates: October 8 – November 28, 2015
Opening Reception: October 8th from 5-7pm
Akemi Ohira is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at the University of Virginia. She received her B.F.A. from Cornell University, and her M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. She joined the faculty of the McIntire Department of Art in the fall of 1993, and has since regularly taught introductory, intermediate and advanced printmaking, as well as directed projects for the Distinguished Majors Program. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S., as well as in Japan.
 
“In my work, I try to engage the viewer directly, with the hope that they will disregard what they already know, in light of what they see and how they react to it. The titles I provide to individual pieces are meant as a provocation for expanding the visual expectation of the audience. I deconstruct and reconstruct forms, so the viewer can analyze the pieces presented in front of them as a new “idea”, thus encouraging them to deny the obvious. I invite my audience to decide the meaning of the piece by tapping into their own memories and experiences.”   Visit the artist’s website at:  www.akemiohira.com
 
Take me to the Rapidan
Exhibit Dates: August 6 – September 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 6, 5-7pm
 Originally named the Rapid Ann River (a combination of the word “rapids” and a homage to Queen Anne of England), the Rapidan River flows 88 miles, from its headwaters at Rapidan Camp, Herbert Hoover’s presidential retreat in Shenandoah National Park to converge with the Rappahannock just west of Fredericksburg. During the Civil War, with Union and Confederate troops camped on either side, the river’s banks were the scene of severe fighting, and for many enslaved African Americans, the path to freedom. Today, the Rapidan ranks 38th in Trout Unlimited’s Guide to America’s 100 Best Trout Streams.
Sponsored by the Rapidan Foundation and juried by Clive Pates & Virginia Rood Pates, Take me to the RAPIDAN! is a multimedia exhibit celebrating the Rapidan River and includes work by: Ashe Laughlin, B. Berne Smith, Barbara M. Collins, Claudia Wisdom Good, Linda Goodling, Kathleen Willingham, Krissy Lavin, Larry Patterson, Laura Rosenthal, Lee J. Nixon, Jr., Lou Messa, Nancy Mottley, Pam Derrickson, Pat Temples, Phil & Susie Audibert, Ramey Campbell, Richard Young, Stephanie Mendlow, Susan Garnett, Tom Tartaglino, Trish Crowe, Virginia Pates.

Cover Artists: (top to bottom, left to right) Tom Tartaglino, Stephanie Mendlow, Richard Young, Susan Garnett, Trish Crowe and Pat Temples.

 

 
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Beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, June 4 from 5-7pm and continuing through July 31, the Morin Gallery at The Arts Center In Orange will exhibit the works of Huntly, Virginia artist Nol Putnam, master blacksmith and sculptor in iron, steel, copper and brass.  With over 40 years’ experience, his work is often site-specific, and always one of a kind.  His most public work is found in the Washington National Cathedral, where he designed and created the three gates for the columbarium.   More at:  www.nolputnam.com
Cover art:  “Japanese Maple Leaf Writ Large,” 25x22x25, mild steel & wrought iron, 2013 and “Atlas Shrugged,” 28x12x10, mild steel & paint, 2013 
 
Young Visions 2015 Cover
The Morin Gallery will feature the work of students from Orange County’s public schools K-12.  Self-portraits by Head Start students will be on exhibit in the Arts Center’s classroom, and work by Grymes Memorial School students will hang in a satellite exhibit at Virginia National Bank (102 East Main Street). All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!Exhibit Dates: May 7 – 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7, 5-7pm
Cover work (left to right)  Above: Brandon Minchin, grade 2, LGPS – Liv LaPanta, grade 4, OES – David Fallows, grade 6, LGMS,  Below:  Kyle Irby, grade 8, GMS – Sarah Butts, grade 12, OCHS – Lesley Tellez-Martinez, grade 3, GBESYoung Visions is sponsored by Virginia National Bank
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WICKED cover
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 5-7pm
Exhibit Dates:  April 3 – 12, 2015
A Traveling Exhibit of 114 Art Quilts – The strong visual impact of this exhibit is due to the limited color palette (lime and black), and interesting theme (WICKED). Some entrants were influenced by the Broadway hit musical, some by the Wizard of Oz, and some are personal interpretations of the word “wicked”. The quilts are made entirely from 100% hand dyed suede-look cotton from Cherrywood Fabrics, excluding embellishments. Select quilts were displayed at The Gershwin Theater in NYC – home of “WICKED™”.  Learn more about the exhibit at:  http://www.cherrywoodfabrics.com
 
Natural Transitions
Opening Reception:  Thursday, February 5 from 5-7pm
Exhibit Dates:  February 5 – March 28, 2015 
Natural Transitions 
by Maggie Bice & Anna Marie DeMio Dowen 
A new show of acrylic and pastel paintings celebrating the art of two women who happen to be long-time friends.  Maggie Bice and Anna Marie DeMio Dowen first met twenty-four years ago, and have forged over time a full appreciation, support and exploration of the complexities of artistic development, along with their own personal artistic endeavors.  Many works of art have been created over the years, with recent pieces in this upcoming exhibit representing the natural flow of time, and the commitment to art that has run through, and enriched, each of their lives.  The pieces to be exhibited are landscapes, nature studies and figurative work interpreting the passage of time in captured moments. 
Pictured work: 
(left) Maggie Bice, “Left Behind,” oil pastel
(right) Anna Marie DeMio Dowen, “Pine Line,” acrylic on canvas

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