David Troutman, Full Bloom

A Martinsville artist is among the 25 selected to participate in the 17th Annual New Work Show in the Hayloft Gallery. The show encompasses artists from around the region. Artists were selected by the Floyd Center for the Arts Gallery Committee.

Marsha Slopey-Paulekas, Early Spring Sunrise

The annual exhibit is a continuing reflection of the artistic growth within the community. Artwork featured in the show was created within the last year and not previously shown at the Center.

A “People’s Choice” award of $50 will be awarded. The public also may vote for their favorite piece. The winner will be announced after the end of the exhibit.

Patricia Bevan, Hot Blooded

The ‘New Works Opening Reception is set for Saturday, Oct. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Floyd Center for the Arts.

Media for the show includes Watercolor, Pen and Ink, Acrylic and Oil Paintings, Fiber, Clay Sculpture, Copper, Bronze, Photography, Wood Work, and Needle Felted Wool.

Artists include:

Adrienne Anderson, Martinsville;

Patricia Bevan, Blacksburg;

Heidi Bond, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Maggie Rose Brindley, Westfield, N.C.

Patricia Carr, Roanoke;

Judy Crowgey, Blacksburg;

David Hall, Floyd;

Donna Hartpence, Willis;

Ruth Lefko, Christiansburg;

Delores Lemay, Floyd;

Nick Millinazzo, Roanoke;

Amy Nichols, Elliston;

Christina O’Hara, Vinton;

Marsha Slopey-Paulekas, Floyd;

David Pearce, Blacksburg;

Nathan Popp, Radford;

Jenna Pynn, Check;

Deborah Reul, Newport;

Gayle Rolfe, Willis;

Daniel Sanchez, Willis;

Judith Scharite, Copper Hill;

Kathleen Sciarine, Willis;

Helen Shaw, Greensboro, N.C.

David Troutman, Meadows of Dan:

Gerri Young, Blacksburg.

Opening the same night are exhibitions in the Falcon and Breezeway Galleries.

The Falcon Gallery exhibition, titled “Peak Creek,” is a joint installation by Ken Smith and L.S. King. Ken works in oil and Leslie’s medium is carborundum photo-based prints – an intaglio process of printing photographs.

Opening in the Breezeway Gallery, “Elephant in the Room,” with work by Dung Beetle (Floyd).  Beetle’s work gives the viewer a glimpse into the mind of a person who has used art as an outlet to help them heal psychological and emotional wounds.

For more information about The Floyd Center for the Arts: FloydArtCenter.org or call (540) 745-2784. The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Virginia 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.