Shenandoah Valley Art Center: March 2013 Events

svacThe Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of March, is featuring, 40 Under 40. In 2013 the art center is highlighting many young and emerging artists in the Invitational Gallery.

This exhibit presents forty curated pieces of art from an open artist call by invitation of the SVAC Exhibit Committee to artists less than 40 years of age. The artwork presented in the exhibit includes sculpture, mixed media, photography and paintings, among others. Many of the works push the envelope and are not traditional in subject, method, or process. Some of the artists are formally educated and some are self-taught, with a great range of talent, skill, and ability represented.

The art center is pleased to present the works of Josh Smith, Emily Allred, Delmon Brown Hall IV, Johnathon Blake, Rachael Carroll, Pat Jarrett, Angus Carter, Kenneth Lecky, Andrew Davis, Kaleb Gay, Tammy Hornek, David Hughes, Kat Kiernan, Kurt Kindermann, Steve Kizer, Whitney Knapp, Bert Lanman, Hannah Scott, Kelley Sheridan, Jessica Smith, Craig Snodgrass, Piper Groves, Brandi Thompson, and Karen Tucker.

An Opening Reception will be held March 7, 5:00-7:00pm and the public is encouraged to come and meet the artists.

In the Upstairs Hallway Gallery, a tribute to art education features an exhibition of artwork by Waynesboro Public Schools art students. The exhibit celebrates Youth Art Month, a national initiative promoting art and art education for kids. Exhibiting artwork in a professional gallery is an important experience for the exposure of young artists to the world of art. The Members Gallery will present work of the “Artist’s Choice.” A selection of never-seen pieces by the member artists will add a provocative perspective to the gallery experience. Do not miss the photographs of photographer, Emily Allred, being exhibited in the Docent Room.

Come join the gathering of folks seeking creative inspiration, camaraderie, and sharing of techniques through art activities and classes! Open to everyone, Beading Group, March 12, 10am – 1pm, create beaded art sharing your ideas with others, Artists Playground, March 14,11am, a new painting group that works on a piece of the artist’s choice, and Artist Trading Cards, March 21, 11am, make small works of art to keep, trade, or sell. Please bring your own supplies, lunch, and a friend! March art classes: Felted Poncho, March 15, 1-5pm taught by Karen Shapcott, Watercolor, March 20 and 27, 1-4pm taught by Pat Garnett, and Pinch Pots, March 14 and 21, 6 -9pm, taught by Lynn Hilton Conyers. Young artists should check out the ever popular Saturday Art for Kids, ages 6 – 10, presenting a creative art experience for children from 11 – 1:00pm. Contact the art center for specific information, cost, and pre-registration for each class or group. Open studio opportunities in the Virginia Ross Education Studio are available to printmakers and ceramic artists. Apply on line at www.SVACart.com.

The art center is celebrating its retail alliance partnership with the Artisan Center of Virginia. In the SVAC Gift Shop you can find the perfect creative gift in fiber, jewelry, wood, glass, pottery, and more by juried artisans from Virginia.

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center is located in downtown Waynesboro at 126 S. Wayne Avenue. Galleries are open to the public 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (540) 949-7662 or visit www.svacart.com.