Art at Happy Hour offers a final chance to view the exhibits, Print/Imprint: Asheville Printmakers, Carl Chiarenza on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Tools of Happiness before they close.
Enjoy a self-guided tour
on Thursday, January 6, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Piedmont Arts.
Print/Imprint: Asheville Printmakers features work by an independent alliance of artists working out of the Asheville, North Carolina area. The group’s work encompasses a wide range of processes and content, from traditional to experimental and classic to contemporary. Their printing methods vary from relief printing such as woodblock, linocut, and wood engraving, to intaglio methods such as drypoint, etching, collagraph and photogravure.
Carl Chiarenza is inspired by both the beauty of and human connections to landscapes. His photographs do not offer familiar faces or landscapes; there is no evident cultural or psychological framework for the viewer to build their response. Rather, the lack of specificity and sense of timelessness reminds us that all photographs are constructions of reality that produce various interpretations relative to each viewer. This exhibition is on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is curated by VMFA Director and CEO Alex Nyerges.
Tools of Happiness, on display in the Lynwood Artists Gallery, features paintings by George Ray Shelton. Shelton’s work shows influences ranging from classic masters to contemporary media.
Art at Happy Hour is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments provided by the Piedmont Arts Guild. RSVP attendance by January 5 by calling (276) 632-3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org.
Exhibits on display through Saturday, January 8, 2022. Exhibit admission is always free.
Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum, located at 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at www.PiedmontArts.org.