Exhibits

The Art of the Quilt
On display through January 9, 2021 • Piedmont Arts
Admission Free
Quilt artists from across the Southeast exhibit work in this biennial invitational exhibition, co-curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler and quilter Betty Blessin. Themed Anything Goes, this year’s exhibition commemorates the 12th anniversary of The Art of the Quilt. Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild on display in the Lynwood Artists Gallery.

 

Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature

On display January 23 – February 27, 2021 • Piedmont Arts
Admission Free
Renowned for his photographs of the American western landscape, Ansel Adams is one of the most celebrated and influential American artists of the twentieth century. Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature brings together over forty of his most beloved works and places them in context of the artist’s multifaceted career, in which he excelled as an artist, environmentalist, and musician. Additionally, rarely exhibited and unconventional photographs by Adams demonstrate the breadth of his professional and personal interests. On loan from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

 

I Am…

On display January 23 – February 27, 2021 • Piedmont Arts

Admission Free

Jason Franklin’s work narrates the human condition from an American perspective. He brings to life everyday situations and feelings, like love, family, faith, dreams, and friendship, in extraordinary ways. Much of his work documents unique facets of American life and celebrate the indomitable spirit.

Events

Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 3, 2020 • 5 pm • Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Admission Free

Fun for the whole family, the museum’s third annual Christmas Tree Lighting will feature a carol sing-a-long, complimentary snacks and hot chocolate, a take-home craft kit for kids and a visit from Santa. Just like the sculptures in its Art Garden, the museum’s Christmas tree will be a work of art. Created by Ian Hogg using more than 3,000 lights, the tree will be lit at sunset on December 3 and brighten the Art Garden through New Year’s Day. Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing. Masks required when not eating or drinking.

 

*The Roanoke Symphony Holiday Pops concert scheduled for Sunday, December 6 has been canceled.

 

Opening Reception: Ansel Adams
Friday, January 22, 2021 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Admission Free

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum’s new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Live music by Lauren Luther. Limited Capacity. RSVP required by January 19, 2021.

VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century
January 22 – 23, 2021 • Piedmont Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ traveling art museum returns to Piedmont Arts. Tour the exhibition, A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia, featuring paintings, photographs, woodblock prints, and engravings from VMFA’s permanent collection that represent various styles and periods. Featured artists include Adele Clark, Hullihen Williams Moore, George H. Benjamin Johnson, Miwako Nishizawa, and others.

Artmobile Family Day

Saturday, January 23, 2021 • 11 am – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Admission Free

Join Piedmont Arts for a special Family Day celebrating VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century. Enjoy crafts, snacks and tours of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Artmobile, a state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio. Complimentary snacks. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust.

 

 

Classes

 

Senior Studio

10 am – 12 pm • Piedmont Arts

Free to Members • $5 for Non-members

Seniors are invited to paint together in the Piedmont Arts classroom. Sessions are self-guided and provide a space to socialize while creating artwork. Bring your own supplies. Non-members pay at the door.

 

Senior Studio Dates

Wednesday, November 18

Wednesday, December 2

Wednesday, December 9

Wednesday, December 16

 

Studio with Karen Despot
Thursday, November 19, 2020 • 1:30 – 4:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

$30 Members • $35 Non-members

Need a little guidance on your artwork? Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot and fellow students. Bring your own supplies. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call 276.632.3221. Advanced registration required.

 

Winter Barn Quilt Class
Thursday, December 3, 2020 • 1 – 4 pm • Piedmont Arts

Subject: Choose Your Design

$35 Members • $40 Non-members

Paint a 12 in. x 12 in. barn quilt with instructor Lisa Martin. Participants choose from five design options prior to class. All supplies provided. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call 276.632.3221. Advanced registration required.

 

Virtual Watercolor Class
Thursday, December 10, 2020 • 6 pm • Class takes place online via Zoom

Subject: Wine Glass

$30 Members • $35 Non-members

Join artist Ashleigh Pritchard for a virtual watercolor class via Zoom. A kit, including everything you need to complete the class, will be available for pick up at Piedmont Arts prior to class. Class link will be sent after registration. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call 276.632.3221. Registration required 48 hours prior to class.

 

Studio with Karen Despot
Thursday, December 17, 2020 • 1:30 – 4:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

$30 Members • $35 Non-members

Need a little guidance on your artwork? Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencil with artist Karen Despot and fellow students. Bring your own supplies. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call 276.632.3221. Advanced registration required.

 

 

 

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