Mary Draper Ingles Plein Air Art Exhibit

Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery, June 12 - August 3, 2018

The Long Way Home, Inc., The Mary Draper Ingles Remembrance Day: Celebrating Heritage, Music and the Arts, and the Radford Heritage Foundation are sponsoring a plein air exhibit at the Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery from June 12 until August 3.

During April and May, 9 local artists visited the Ingles Tavern, the Mary Draper Ingles statue, the Ingles Farm and other locations in the area connected with Mary's story. See their work in watercolor, acrylic, ink, oil and more. My contribution to the show includes 4 watercolors and a block print of the tavern.

The Glencoe Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10AM to 4PM and Sunday, 1PM to 4PM, at 600 Unruh Drive, Radford, VA.

Ingles Cabin Tableware, watercolor, 7.5" x 11"

54th Annual Bath County Art Show

Valley Elementary School, July 21 - July 29, 2018

The Bath County Arts Association raises funds for a wide range of cultural events and scholarships by presenting the work of hundreds of artists, for one week only in Hot Springs, VA. You'll see works in acrylic, drawings, mixed media, oil, printmaking, pastel, photography, sculpture, and watercolor. I have three watercolors in the show.

The show is open 1:00-5:00 July 21-28 and 10:00-12:00 July 29, at Valley Elementary School, 98 Panther Drive, Hot Springs, VA 24445.

Kent Square, watercolor, 11" x 15"

BRAA Artists Show

Montgomery Museum, July 12 - August 31, 2018

The Montgomery Museum presents works by Blacksburg Regional Art Associaton members. Many media are represented, and all the pieces were done in one of the many art workshops held in the New River Valley.

My two pieces in this show are a collage called Media Attention, and a monoprint called Fire Tiki.

The Montgomery Museum is open Tuesday through Friday , 10:30-4:30 and Saturday, 1-4, at 300 South Pepper Street, Christiansburg, VA.

Fire Tiki, monoprint, 7.25" x 7.25"

Media

Photography

I photograph the telling details of human effort, as shown in built spaces, disused signs, surfaces with history.

Watercolor

My subject is the feel of a place, the vibe of a found still life, the quiet of a place temporarily uninhabited.

Comics

I make comics out of everything. Check out "Life Was Hard," a memoire zine, and "You Can't Do That With Comics," a zine of experimental comics.

Block Prints

I like the simplicity, both in terms of detail and the balance of dark and light.

Collage

The randomness of gelatine plate prints leads me to unusual collages.

Games

Game mechanics and theme design fascinate me.

Curious Surfaces 8336, archival digital print, 13" x 19"

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