Friday, April 15, 2011

May First Friday: The Art of Recovery

For May's First Friday Opening Reception we will be hosting the Rappahannock Area Community Service Board's (RACSB) Seventh Annual "The Art of Recovery" exhibit. The opening reception is on May 6 from 5pm-9pm, though the exhibit will remain up until May 29.

"The Art of Recovery" is organized by members of the Kenmore Club, a psychosocial rehabilitation program operated by the RASCB. The show will feature original artwork of adults with mental illness. There will be approximately 35 pieces in the show in a variety of mediums including drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles, and mixed media.

May is National Mental Health Month so come show your support and enjoy the great artwork.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Artwork from "Public/Private"

Here is some of the artwork from the "Public/Private" exhibit that is up on the walls of the PONSHOP until April 30.

Long Night's Work
Chris Schumacher
Glicee on Canvas

Aeri - Creekside #1
Chris Schumacher
Glicee on Archiva; Paper

Atlantis Schematic
Thom White
Ink, Wash, & Pencil on Ink Jet Print

Behind an Ancient Austrian Door
Sandy Leigh Skipper

Designs on You
Mirinda Reynolds
Mixed Media on Wood
$75 (Artist Proceeds go to RCDV)
Mi Barrio
Ana Rendich
Rob Landeck
Mixed Media

Self Portrait with Shades
Ed King

The Homeless Man is Ever Present, but Rarely Seen
Sidney Mullis & Jeff Gulick
Mixed Media

Greg Crawford
Jams Bauguess
Acrylic on Canvas

Just Makin' Out at Steak and Ale
Joshua Barber
Mixed Media

Come in to see these pieces of work and many others that are on exhibit right now.

Friday, April 08, 2011

April First Friday

On Friday April 1st we held our second juried show with the theme "Public/Private," which was a huge success. The artists captured the theme in their unique works that gave a new perspective to where the line is drawn between our public and private lives.

Juror, Kathleen Walsh, gave an informal gallery talk along with co-owner Gabriel Pons to kick off the night. She had the difficult task of selecting three pieces as Merit Winners ($100 cash) and three pieces for Honorable Mention ($25 gift certificates to the PONSHOP). During this talk the awards were presented to the winners.

Luckily, the whether was beautiful as people navigated between the artwork inside and the live performance that could be seen from outside.

"The Undeniably Adjacent" Crew

The performers had a large audience gathered outside

One of the performances

A special thanks to all of the participating artists, Kathleen Walsh, "The Undeniably Adjacent" performers, and all of our patrons for coming out and making this such a fun and exciting event.