An Afternoon with Artist Ivan Mangov at the Linda Matney Gallery
Feb
25
4:30 pm16:30

An Afternoon with Artist Ivan Mangov at the Linda Matney Gallery

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Ivan Mangov's Strings of Spirits

Join us at the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery for a mid-exhibition reception and an afternoon with the artist.

4:30-6pm

5435 Richmond Rd, Suite A, Williamsburg, VA 23188

(757) 675-6627 LindaMatneyGallery.com

 

Washington D.C. based painter and architect Ivan Mangov creates oil on canvas paintings using a complex technique of multilayered underpainting. After capturing with a camera all the stages of his work, he creates videos, that aim to provide a quick insight into a slow and gradual process of painting that takes many months. Thanks to this uncommon technique he is able to create strata composed of rich textures with strong coloristic features. Depicted characters that emerge and disappear gradually from and into an abstract matter are going through changes that occur in nature: processes of creation, corrosion, erosion and dissolution.

His oil painting techniques were mastered under the guidance of the well-known Serbian painter Zdravko Vajagić. Mangov holds two MA degrees: one in Interior Architecture from the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, and a second in Museography from the University of Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

He currently teaches as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Belgrade and occasionally leads international student workshops. His participation in various art projects has been well-received. In particular, the exhibition “Memory Update” held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade won the prominent “Ranko Radović” award in 2014 for best exhibition of the year. In November 2016 his works were exhibited at The Smithsonian Associates in Washington D.C.

 

Reserve Tickets or RSVP to Curator@LindaMatneyGallery.com

 

 

Jan
14
2:00 pm14:00

Opening Reception for Ivan Mangov's Strings of Spirits

  Washington D.C. based painter and architect Ivan Mangov creates oil on canvas paintings using a complex technique of multilayered underpainting. After capturing with a camera all the stages of his work, he creates videos, that aim to provide a quick insight into a slow and gradual process of painting that takes many months. Thanks to this uncommon technique he is able to create strata composed of rich textures with strong coloristic features. Depicted characters that emerge and disappear gradually from and into an abstract matter are going through changes that occur in nature: processes of creation, corrosion, erosion and dissolution. Through daring underpainting and radical transformations, distinctive portraits of time are created. They demonstrate the disappearance of ideals, the form that crumbles only to be restored to its original condition - the realm of shapelessness.   Bio   Born in 1979, Ivan Mangov is a Washington DC based painter and architect. His oil painting techniques were mastered under the guidance of the well-known Serbian painter Zdravko Vajagić. Mangov holds two MA degrees: one in Interior Architecture from the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, and a second in Museography from the University of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He currently teaches as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Belgrade and occasionally leads international student workshops. His participation in various art projects has been well-received. In particular, the exhibition “Memory Update” held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade won the prominent “Ranko Radović” award in 2014 for best exhibition of the year. In November 2016 his works were exhibited at The Smithsonian Associates in Washington D.C.

 

Washington D.C. based painter and architect Ivan Mangov creates oil on canvas paintings using a complex technique of multilayered underpainting. After capturing with a camera all the stages of his work, he creates videos, that aim to provide a quick insight into a slow and gradual process of painting that takes many months.

Thanks to this uncommon technique he is able to create strata composed of rich textures with strong coloristic features. Depicted characters that emerge and disappear gradually from and into an abstract matter are going through changes that occur in nature: processes of creation, corrosion, erosion and dissolution. Through daring underpainting and radical transformations, distinctive portraits of time are created. They demonstrate the disappearance of ideals, the form that crumbles only to be restored to its original condition - the realm of shapelessness.

 

Bio

 

Born in 1979, Ivan Mangov is a Washington DC based painter and architect. His oil painting techniques were mastered under the guidance of the well-known Serbian painter Zdravko Vajagić. Mangov holds two MA degrees: one in Interior Architecture from the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, and a second in Museography from the University of Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

He currently teaches as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Belgrade and occasionally leads international student workshops. His participation in various art projects has been well-received. In particular, the exhibition “Memory Update” held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade won the prominent “Ranko Radović” award in 2014 for best exhibition of the year. In November 2016 his works were exhibited at The Smithsonian Associates in Washington D.C.

Nov
12
2:00 pm14:00

Opening Reception for Elaine Viel: Monoprints

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Beirut  Monoprint  12x22

 

 

Elaine Viel –written by Michelle Erhardt, Art Historian, Christopher Newport University

 

To Elaine Viel art and politics are intrinsically linked. Whether representing concern for the environment, equal rights for women, or the consequences of war, Viel’s art is poignant and thought provoking. Inspired by the work of the Guerilla Girls and Ai Weiwei, her art is an expression of her moral and political beliefs as well as a beacon to social problems and injustices.   

A native of Houston, Texas she has lived a vibrant and colorful life, holding a number of diverse careers and living in far away and exotic locations, such as Nova Scotia, Hawaii, New Mexico, New Orleans, New Hampshire and southwest Virginia. In the 1970’s and 80’s, Elaine worked as reporter, editor & columnist for newspapers in New Mexico, Virginia, Texas and Louisiana, winning not only state press association awards but a national award from the National Association of Press Women.  

Since the 1970s art has been an underlying theme in Viel’s life. In 2004, Viel graduated with a degree in Studio Art from CNU. A proud alumna, in 2006 she became the department’s full-time administrative coordinator and university’s first Falk Gallery Manager.  In her tenure as manager, she oversaw the installation of over 100 exhibitions, gallery events, and artist’s talks. In the spring of 2015, Elaine retired from CNU after serving the university for twelve years.

 As a visual artist Viel has exhibited her work both internationally and across the United States. Most recently, she has exhibited in Eastport, Maine; twice invited to exhibit in the New Artists Unit in Tokyo, Japan and was invited to create a piece of public sculpture for the Mariner’s Museum environmental impact show, Message in a Bottle (2009).  Another of Viel’s sculpture is on permanent exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Center in Hampton, Virginia. 

Oct
29
2:00 pm14:00

Saturday 10/29 Art for a Cause: Gallery Talk with Shaun C. Whiteside/Fundraising for TACL-VA Continues

. View of the Salon Gallery. Final call on many works in the main gallery is October 29.  20% of our proceeds on works in our exhibitions in the main gallery and the salon benefit TACL-VA.org Works at other venues such as Liz Moore and Associates and Hauser's are also included in the fundraiser.  

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View of the Salon Gallery. Final call on many works in the main gallery is October 29.

 20% of our proceeds on works in our exhibitions in the main gallery and the salon benefit TACL-VA.org

Works at other venues such as Liz Moore and Associates and Hauser's are also included in the fundraiser.

 

Fundraising Underway for TACL-VA.org

at our October 29 Event:

 

 

A Gallery Talk with

 

Shaun C. Whiteside

and the

Closing Reception for

 

Transmutation and Oceano

 

 

Saturday, October 29

2-5pm

 

 

Purchases of work in the exhibit and the Salon Gallery benefit TACL-VA.org

   

TRANSMUTATION is an exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Newport University's Department Chair Christi Harris and Radford Assistant Professor Shaun Whiteside. A large scale sculptural installation by Ryan Lytle, now an MFA student at Maryland Institute College of Art, completes this exhibit. See LindaMatneyGallery.com for additional information on these artists.

 

Photographer Phil Bekker's OCEANO accompanies the exhibit in the Entrance Gallery  

Phil Bekker’s work is in private and corporate collections worldwide and has appeared in many awards publications. Collectors include Hyatt Group Paris, Ann Cox Chambers, UPS Consulting, Polaroid International Collection, Silvercreek Country Club CA, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Judith Ripka, to name a few.

                                                                                                                                       

 

 

LINDA MATNEY FINE ART GALLERY/JOHN LEE MATNEY ART CONSULTING

5435 Richmond Road, Williamsburg VA, 23188   (757) 675-6627   LindaMatneyGallery.com and MobileMatney.com
 

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Gallery Hours :Wedneday-Saturday 10:30am-12pm and 2-5pm or by appointment.  We are in a our Newport News office on Tuesdays.                                                          

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Sep
10
2:00 pm14:00

Opening Reception for Transmutation

You are cordially invited to attend

The Opening Reception for

 

Transmutation

Curated by John Lee Matney

 

Saturday, September 10

2-5pm

                                                                                                                                                                                

       

Featuring a special appearance by Christi Harris and Ryan Lytle

 

Enjoy a colonial beverage and other refreshments at the reception

 

 

TRANSMUTATION is an exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Newport University's Department Chair Christi Harris and Radford University's Shaun Whiteside. A large scale sculptural installation by Ryan Lytle, now an MFA student at Maryland Institute College of Art, completes this exhibit. See LindaMatneyGallery.com for additional information on these artists.

 


Photographer Phil Bekker's OCEANO accompanies the exhibit in the Entrance Gallery  

  • Phil Bekker’s work is in private and corporate collections worldwide and has appeared in many awards publications. Collectors include Hyatt Group Paris, Ann Cox Chambers, UPS Consulting, Polaroid International Collection, Silvercreek Country Club CA, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Judith Ripka, to name a few.

Transmutation curated by John Lee Matney.  

Sep
7
5:00 pm17:00

Opening Reception for Taking the Time to Look

Liz Moore & Associates is excited to partner with the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery and the College of William & Mary to display local art in the lobby of their Oyster Point office. 

The art exhibit, "Taking the Time to Look", will be unveiled on Wednesday, September 7th and will be accompanied by a wine and cheese reception from 5-7pm.

"Taking the Time to Look, presented by the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery, is an exhibit of six artists associated with the College of William and Mary. Multi-tasking and technology distract from the process of "looking" at works of art and appreciating the true nature of our inner lives and the world around us. Each of the selected artists has produced works that reflect, navigate, and celebrate the transformative nature of art on our perceptions of reality. These perceptions, in turn, can transform ourselves and the spaces where we live and work for the better. Whatever the media from painting and drawing to sculpture much of the works in this exhibit tend toward a softer palette which lends itself to numerous decorative applications." - John Lee Matney

See this LINK TO THE EVENT to RSVP

 

Aug
27
12:00 pm12:00

Closing Reception for Both Sides Now: Jeffrey Whittle and Crisha Yantis

Please join Linda Matney Gallery  for the closing reception of Both Sides Now featuring paintings by Whittle and the sculptural works of Crisha Yantis.

Jeffrey Whittle is an artist, educator, curator and runner living in Athens, Georgia. He received his MFA in Painting from Cornell University and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has been the recipient of numerous artist’s grants, residencies, and awards. In 2004 he was invited to be an Artist-in-Residence at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain and recently he was selected 100 UNDER 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art by Oxford American Magazine. He teaches studio courses at the University of Georgia and is the Gallery Director of the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.

Crisha Yantis grew up mostly in Olympia Washington. After many years in Seattle she relocated to Athens Georgia where she received her BFA in Ceramics at the University of Georgia. Her time in Georgia included working on clay sculpture, enjoying the southern community of clay workers, watching rainstorms, and dodging mosquitos. She completed her graduate studies in ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she spent summers enjoying the amazing bike trails and splendid cloud filled skies of Lincoln. She just relocated to Gunnison Colorado where she is navigating several new roles including - making a new body of work in clay, learning printmaking, balancing life as a new mother, and teaching part time for Western State Colorado University.

 
Jul
29
5:30 pm17:30

A Celebration of the Ceramic Art of Thomas Lowell Edwards

 

A CELEBRATION OF THE CERAMIC ART OF 

THOMAS LOWELL EDWARDS

 

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SCULPTURE FOR UPSCALE DESIGN PROJECTS

 

OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

5:30-7:30PM

 

ALSO SEE THE ONGOING EXHIBIT "BOTH SIDES NOW' FEATURING THE 

PAINTINGS OF JEFFREY WHITTLE ,AN MFA GRADUATE OF CORNELL,

AND THE CERAMIC ART OF COLORADO ARTIST CRISHA YANTIS

 

FLORALS , ANIMALS AND STAR-SCAPES POPULATE A CONTEMPORARY ICONOGRAPHY ALONG FIGURATIVE SCULPTURES

 

LINDA MATNEY FINE ART GALLERY

5435 RICHMOND RD

WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23188

(757) 675-66627

LINDAMATNEYGALLERY.COM

Jun
25
3:30 pm15:30

Opening Reception for Both Sides Now: Jeffrey Whittle and Crisha Yantis

Please join Linda Matney Gallery and Jeffrey Whittle for the opening reception of Both Sides Now featuring paintings by Whittle and the sculptural works of Crisha Yantis.

Jeffrey Whittle is an artist, educator, curator and runner living in Athens, Georgia. He received his MFA in Painting from Cornell University and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has been the recipient of numerous artist’s grants, residencies, and awards. In 2004 he was invited to be an Artist-in-Residence at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain and recently he was selected 100 UNDER 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art by Oxford American Magazine. He teaches studio courses at the University of Georgia and is the Gallery Director of the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.

Crisha Yantis grew up mostly in Olympia Washington. After many years in Seattle she relocated to Athens Georgia where she received her BFA in Ceramics at the University of Georgia. Her time in Georgia included working on clay sculpture, enjoying the southern community of clay workers, watching rainstorms, and dodging mosquitos. She completed her graduate studies in ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she spent summers enjoying the amazing bike trails and splendid cloud filled skies of Lincoln. She just relocated to Gunnison Colorado where she is navigating several new roles including - making a new body of work in clay, learning printmaking, balancing life as a new mother, and teaching part time for Western State Colorado University.

Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Painting Demo with Kent Knowles and the Closing Reception of the Kent Knowles:Passage Exhibit

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Join us for an all day painting demo with Kent Knowles and the closing reception of the Kent Knowles:Passage exhibit

Contact us at (757) 675-6627 or at info@lindamatneygallery.com for more information and to RSVP for this event

Kent Knowles is an American figurative painter and sculptor. The characters that populate his work are often women in perilous situations, occupying lush terrain. His most recent interests explore self-preservation and isolation. Kent lives on the outskirts of Atlanta with his wife and two children and is the Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition, Kent is the author and illustrator of the children’s book Lucius and the Storm (Red Cygnet Press, 2007).

Apr
17
2:00 pm14:00

Opening Reception for Kent Knowles: Passage

Kent Knowles   Break-up , 2016, 72x72

Kent Knowles   Break-up , 2016, 72x72

We are proud to present Kent Knowles: Passage at the Linda Matney Gallery. Join us for the opening reception: Sunday, April 17 from 2pm – 6pm. The show will run through
June 11th and will showcase the paintings of Kent Knowles, Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Foundation Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Entrance Gallery exhibit features works by Megan Marlatt, Professor of Art at UVA

Dec
19
1:00 pm13:00

Closing Reception for our 5th Anniversary Exhibit

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Please join us for the closing  reception of Transitory Identifications /Holiday Party at Linda Matney Gallery. Meet Robert Oppecker who is an artist-teacher working in Williamsburg, Virginia and an artisan member of the Society of American Silversmiths. His handmade silver sconces will be populated by flower arrangements by Schmidt's Flowers & Accessories: Williamsburg Florists. CNU's Christi Harris will also be on hand among other exhibiting artists. Our newly managed art and design salon gallery will also be open for last minute holiday shopping. This Saturday, 1pm-5:30pm. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Schmidt's Flowers and Accessories

Oct
17
2:00 pm14:00

Opening Reception for our 5th Anniversary Exhibit

Featuring works by David Campbell, Andy Cherewick, Dana Jo Cooley, Christopher DeLaurenti, Christi Harris, Brian Hitselberger, Teddy Johnson, Martha Jones, Tobin Karicher, Megan Marlatt, Martin McFadden, Robert Oppecker, Richard Knox Robinson, Art Rosenbaum, Margo Rosenbaum, Tom Wessells, Shaun Whiteside and Crisha Yantis

Musical performance by Brent Weiss

Jun
6
4:00 pm16:00

Music Together at the Matney- June 6

Vanessa Jones

Vanessa Jones will be hosting a Music Together Class at the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery on June 6 at 4:00 p.m. Using the current exhibition featuring Linda Mitchell and Helen Lowery as inspiration for the music selection, Vanessa will guide a class for children from newborn to 5 years old.

Parents of young kids often have trouble finding time to visit cultural events. And when they do find the time, bringing the children is often frowned upon, if not downright banned. Merging Vanessa’s class with the art at the Matney Gallery will give parents a chance to expose their children to some unique artwork and have a cultural experience together as a family.

Vanessa currently teaches the Music Together Classes in Williamsburg at the Virginia Regional Ballet building. Music Together is an early childhood music and movement program for children ages infant - kindergarten and their parents or caregivers. Developed in Princeton twenty five years ago, it has grown to become one of the leading childhood education programs in this country and abroad. Each week participants sing, dance, play instruments, and make music.

Vanessa has worked with children at the Jane Goodall Institute with the Roots and Shoots program helping kids learn to be gentler to the environment. She also worked at the National Zoo as the coordinator of the children’s programs where she created lesson plans and guided the classes for two-to-three year olds. She has an informal background in musical theatre, and currently sings soprano in the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus.

On exhibit are Linda Mitchell’s mixed media paintings and installations which are populated by animals, both real and imagined. The highly textured pieces are made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass, and found objects.

Also on exhibit is the work from local artist and teacher Helen Lowery. Her paintings focus on childhood and motherhood. She aspires to engage others through the subject of children and the feelings associated with them that resonate with many people: childhood, parenthood, womanhood, innocence, mischief, chaos, and life in or out of balance.

The Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery, located on Richmond Road, is dedicated to hosting exhibitions of innovative emerging artists, as well as displaying the work of more established national and international artists. Exhibitions displayed in the gallery include painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance.

May
23
2:00 pm14:00
May
2
2:00 pm14:00

OPENING RECEPTION for Linda Mitchell’s “Lucid Dreamer” and Helen Lowery’s “Living”

OPENING RECEPTION for Linda Mitchell’s “Lucid Dreamer” and Helen Lowery’s “Living”, Saturday, May 2, 2-5:30pm

In the exhibition “Lucid Dreamer,” Linda Mitchell gives rein to the subconscious and lets the stories unfold. Much like a dreamer with partial awareness and control of dreams, she orchestrates her intuitive images to create compelling visual narratives. The inner world that bubbles up gives rise to unexpected characters, elements and situations. The highly textured pieces are made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass, and found objects. They coalesce into intricate and surreal scenes, reflecting life’s emotional complexity. Exhibit features the 10 foot tall “Closet Monster”.

In the exhibition “Living”, local art teacher, Helen Lowery presents paintings that focus on childhood and motherhood:  "Through painting, I aspire to engage others through the subject of children, through the pattern of the brushwork, and through the selection of color.  I aspire to communicate movement, growth, change, transition, vibrancy, youth and newness.  I depict experiences and scenarios that anyone can identify with and reflect upon.  I look for moments that will resonate with many ideas: childhood, parenthood, womanhood, innocence, mischief, chaos, and life in or out of balance."

Sponsored by Sherry Kletzly/Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty, Casa Forensics, Abe's Storage and Mermaid Books

Food sponsored by Odd Moxie     

Musical instruments sponsored by Parker Piano Outlet and the Virginia Musical Museum                 

A portion of the proceeds from this exhibit benefits the Heritage Humane Society

 

 

Feb
28
2:00 pm14:00

Opening Reception for "Lost and Found:Holidays and other Excursions" and Elizabeth Menges: "Intimate Portraits"

Please join us for the opening reception for two new exhibitions at Matney Fine Art Gallery - Saturday, February 28, 2-5pm. "Lost and Found:Holidays and Other Excursions" features photographs by Neil Rough and Paul Thomas. Elizabeth Menges:"Intimate Portraits" showcases paintings by the Boston based artist and educator. Enjoy refreshments and meet artist Neil Rough who will make a personal appearance at the opening.


"Lost and Found:Holidays and Other Excursions" featuring the photographs of Neil Rough and Paul Thomas

"These photographs span 20 years and were made during many peregrinations throughout North America. Some belong to a recent project called Off Season/ Myrtle Beach, which exists alongside a documentary that takes place in Myrtle Beach and is a somewhat darker, less whimsical, sibling to Errol Morris’ Vernon Florida. It is driven by a dozen very singular individuals and touches upon God (or His absence, depending), time, memory, survival, redemption, dreams, death, love, etc, and creates a space where documentary ends and fairy tale begins. Others are more random, half remembered blips along the way. Many of the photographs on display own a small relationship to travel, to tourism, to a sense of arriving at a destination." 

Neil Rough

Sackville, New Brunswick 2015 

"Patrons and admirers of Paul Thomas, an artist living and working in Athens Georgia, know him as "an artist's artist," someone who enchants everything he touches. His legendary status as a key figure in the Athens art and music scene has gained him followings in New York and Amsterdam where he exhibits his prints, paintings, and video morphs. Before retiring three years ago to pursue his art full time, Paul was owner and sole proprietor of the X-Ray Cafe, a highly selective vintage book and record store that was a gathering place for collectors, local hipsters, and curiosity buffs. Paul's Facebook pages and fan sites (see Paul Thomas Presents "My Uncle") showcase a unique sensibility and humor assembled from found thrift store photographs, family memorabilia, homages to beat generation wizards and 60's geniuses all stirred together in an atmosphere of liberatingly wicked innocence and spot-on empathy. If you want to experience the profundities of fun and the tender mercies of wise madness, Paul's your man."

Elizabeth Menges:"Intimate Portraits" showcases oil studies, pastel sketches, and egg tempera paintings by this Boston based artist and educator.

"I am an artist and high school art teacher with my MFA in Painting from Boston University. My work primarily uses portraiture to explore my role as a female in society and my blend of traditional (Greek and Cypriot) and contemporary (feminist and American) roots. 

"Both series of work, albeit using different mediums, allow the viewer to interact intimately with these subjects, and their size and delicacy nod to the intimacy of my own relationship with them.

The pastel and oil sketches of women going through everyday private rituals give the viewer a glimpse into everyday moments made even more vulnerable by the changed landscape of these brave women’s bodies as breast cancer survivors.

The small egg tempera “icons” pull from my love of Byzantine iconography with their traditional materials and personalized, hand-carved frames".

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A portion of the proceeds from sales of this show will go to Beyond Boobs!, a not-for-profit organization providing support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer and breast health education for all. With their philosophy of "Living Life with an Exclamation Point!," Beyond Boobs! helps young women use a life-threatening breast cancer diagnosis as a catalyst for positive growth and transformation. Learn more at www.beyondboobs.org.

Additional sponsorship for these exhibits by:

Walls Alive, Inc.

4264 Casey Blvd.

Williamsburg, VA 23188

(757)229-0086



Walls Alive, Inc. is a small family business offering a variety of services since 1970. In addition to specializing in the wall covering, window treatment, and custom picture framing industry, we also provide many other products including an extensive assortment of fine artist supplies and materials. For more than 40 years, we at Walls Alive strive to provide our customers with top notch customer service. Come in and see us!



Thanks also to Casa Forensics, 887 Garrow Rd, Newport News VA., (757) 833-6317

and Abe's Self-Storage of 5435 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA., (757) 221-7201

 

Oct
25
2:00 pm14:00

Presentation by Teddy Johnson and Heather Rounds

Join us as Heather and Teddy discuss their individual careers, as well as their collaborative project, "The Rotating History Project." 

Event Runs from 2-5
Talks begin at 3 pm.

About the speakers:

A Virginia native, Teddy Johnson is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland. His education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a Master of Fine Arts from The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, and two semesters of study in Cortona, Italy. His paintings play with the traditions of Western Art to explore storytelling, history, and culture. Fourteen of his paintings were exhibited at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley through January 2014. His paintingshave been featured in the Korean magazine, Art People, as well as the Urbanite, and Baltimore Style Magazine. He has had solo shows in Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, and New York City. His work has also been exhibited internationally in Italy and in Korea. Teddy has curated shows in Baltimore, Maryland and Brooklyn, New York with the Rotating History Project, which he co-founded with Heather Rounds in 2010. Their most recent partnership with the Clermont Foundation and The Virginia Department of Historic Resources, "The Clermont Forum II", debuted in Spring 2014 in Clarke County,Virginia. Teddy is an Instructor of art at Anne Arundel Community College.
teddyjjohnson.com

Heather Rounds’ debut novel, entitled There, won Emergency Press’ International Book Award in 2011 and was published by the Press in 2013. Her poetry and short works of fiction have appeared in such places as PANK, The Baltimore Review, DecomP, Poet Lore, Blue Stem, Big Lucks and Smokelong Quarterly. She’s a co-founder of the roaming curatorial collective, The Rotating History Project, and currently lives in Baltimore.

The Rotating History Project: Through various artistic mediums, the Rotating History Project aims to draw attention to the threads running through our history, culture and environment. Our mission is to educate, promote the arts and engage the community, without compromising the integrity of our subject matter. For us, history does not begin and end on a page. It moves all around us; alive wherever we may turn our head next. It’s a tool for informing our present and future. Although our mediums are the arts, we see our target audience as the larger community, far beyond the scope of art patrons and practitioners. The Rotating History Project was founded by Baltimore based artists Heather Rounds and Teddy Johnson, who work in collaboration with a variety of individuals, specific to the themes of each event. Their first project was The Child Ballads Show in September 2010.

Sep
19
5:30 pm17:30

Opening Reception for Jo Volley: New Works for the New World and "Matter"

Opening September 19, 2014

These small works explore the relationship between the object and the subject of painting, the intervening space between the idea and the touch; the emotional separateness of making and the expanse of time between these events. They address issues relating to the application of pigment, painting materials, colour values and surface, and the correlation of the image to the wall.

Jo Volley’s work is concerned with measurement, light, space and colour as light. They draw attention to the nature of archiving, historic materials, ideas of craftsmanship incorporating traditional and contemporary techniques.



"Matter" A Group Show Curated by Elizabeth Mead

In Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein says, “Something red can be destroyed, but red cannot be destroyed, and that is why the meaning of the word ‘red’ is independent of the existence of a red thing.”

While color is inherently present in all things visual and often in language, the imposition of it may be revealing, subtle, or forceful. Color enhances the intensity of our experience. Goethe called colors, " the deeds and suffering of light."

A bull charges at a red cape: the red inciting the audience and the movement agitating the bull. We are blue when we are sad and green with envy when jealously rears its ugly head. James Joyce revels in the corporeality of matter presenting us with puce gloves. Mark Rothko's luminous paintings transport us to a sacred space.

Aug
23
2:00 pm14:00

Courting The Darkness: Kent Knowles speaks about his process and history.

Please join us for a reception and a presentation by renowned artist Kent Knowles at Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery.  Knowles discusses his body of work and process over the past 20 years.  A Powerpoint presentation with question and answer starts at 3pm. Enjoy refreshments, view works by Knowles, and chat with the artist at the reception until 5pm.  

Tickets available at this Link