Join us on June 23rd 7-10 p.m. for the Fourth Friday art shows and reception featuring Maximo Laura and 4 other new art exhibits. The events are free and open to the public. Free Parking.

Cantores de Luz by Maximo Laura

You can now buy tapestry art by one of Latin America’s most prolific textile artists at Art Works. Maximo Laura is a Peruvian award winning textile artist known worldwide for his tapestries that intertwine ancestral Peruvian techniques, symbols, memories and myths with contemporary aesthetics. All Laura tapestries are hand-woven at the Maximo Laura Studio. There is much to “read” when viewing a Maximo Laura tapestry. His website describes the realms, the cosmos, the Sun and Moon representations, the Inca Cross, the patterns, zigzags and circles and the meanings woven into the tapestries. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Oil Painting: The People of Colonial Williamsburg, The Blue Ridge and the Rocky Mountains by H. Binford Harrell

In this exhibit, the images inspire awe--an elaborate interpretation of purpose. The subjects appear to be entirely without pretension--an informal image. The work was performed using time-tested methods handed down from the Old Masters. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

Up Close and Personal: Miniature Cityscape Paintings by Alexangel Estevez

This exhibit showcases miniature cityscape paintings. Estevez used simplified brush strokes to emphasize a delicacy that is seen in each of the paintings. The city scapes are from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

Lost Secrets by Chris Semtner

Semtner's figure paintings are reminiscent of the Dutch Masters. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

"Chris Semtner is an internationally exhibited artist, author, and curator living in Virginia. In recent years he has exhibited his paintings at the Science Museum of Virginia, Viktor Wynn Fine Art (London), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia), and the World Horror Convention (Atlanta). He has been a guest critic for art classes at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches a weekly class at the Lifelong Learning Institute. Semtner lectures about art and literature to schools, universities, libraries, conventions, and art groups throughout the United States. He has appeared in documentaries for BBC 4, Ireland’s Dearg Films, Lionheart Films, the Discovery Channel, and BBC Persia."

Art in Flight by Jacquie Digney:

Digney finds birds of every species to be satisfying to paint. The texture and lines of the feathers, the structure of the beaks, and the right look in their eye(s) are a fun challenge. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.


JUNE 2017 ALL-MEDIA SHOW - Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror for this month's exhibit is: Ann Chenoweth. Submissions will be accepted June 17th-18th, 2017.

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About the Juror:

"Ann Chenoweth received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Print making from Virginia Commonwealth University. After Graduate School, she worked as curator for the Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and later as director of 1708 East Main Gallery. Ann taught drawing, basic design and etching at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has also taught at the Richmond Print making Workshop, The Visual Art Center of Richmond, and the Bay School. Ann taught Arts Management and studio arts at Randolph-Macon College. From 1990 to 2011, Ann was on the faculty of the VMFA Studio School, where she taught watercolor painting and drawing and painting from nature."




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1st Place All-Media Show: "Preposition II - In Solitude (Dog God)" by Adam Disbrow, 24x36" Mixed Media, $1,500

1st Place All-Media Show: "Unity-23 (Love Him as My Brother)" by Adam Disbrow, 24 x 36" Mixed Media, $1,500

2nd Place All-Media Show: "Hipster Parade and the 'Too Cool' Gang" by Makenzie Goff, 19.5 x 26" Intaglio, Chine-colle, $350

2nd Place All-Media Show: "Gossiping Brace Face" by Makenzie Goff, 19.5 x 26" Intaglio, $350

3rd Place All-Media Show: "Hug" by Lew Lott, 20 x 30" Photography, $220

Honorable Mention All-Media Show: "Maple Burl Vase" by Robert Gundel, 6.75 x 5.5", Turned Wood, $325

Honorable Mention All-Media Show: "Ambrosia Maple Vase" by Robert Gundel, 7 x 15.5" Turned Wood, $250



June '17