Culture- ART LIST

Through August 13, the McGuffey Art Center presents Jean R. Sampson's exhibition "Jean's Gutsy Abstract Art Show," as well as its annual summer showcase of members' work.  201 Second St. NW. 295-7973.

Through August 12, Second Street Gallery presents "Love Letter Invitational," featuring collaborative works by 59 area visual artists and writers. Viewers are invited to participate by creating their own pieces in SSG's Dové Gallery, which has been transformed into an artist/writer studio, complete with materials. 115 Second St. SE (in the Charlottesville City Center for the Arts). 977-7284.

Les Yeux du Monde features work by Gloria and David Lee through August 25. 5:30-7:30pm. 115 S. First St. 973-5566. 

The University of Virginia Art Museum presents "John Barber's Sketchbook: The Development of an Artist" through August 23. Also on view: "Art/Not Art: Made in Oceania," through August 6; and "Humanism and Enigma: The Art of Honoré Sharrer," through August 20. 155 Rugby Road. 924-3592.

Through September, the main gallery of the UVA's Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture, located in the new Special Collections Library, features "The Style of Power: Building A Nation," which examines the art, architecture, and decorative arts popular in post-Revolutionary America. 972-4254. 

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection hosts two exhibitions: "Mysterious Beauty: Edward L Ruhe's Vision of Australian Aboriginal Art," and "Manta Wiru (Beautiful Land): Paintings from Amata." Both shows remain on view through August 19. 400 Worrell Drive (Pantops). 244-0234.

The Charlottesville Community Design Center presents "Working to Rebuild Pearlington, Mississippi After Katrina," an exhibit by the Building Goodness Foundation, featuring photography by Will Kerner, Pete Syme, Clayton Cubbit, and numerous Building Goodness Foundation volunteers. On view through August 25. 101 E. Main St. 984-2232.

The Gallery @ 5th & Water presents "Diving Into Color," paintings by Randy Sights Baskerville, and "Xcalacoco" photography by Sarah Hormel Everett. Both shows run through July 31. On August 4, the gallery opens, "Beyond the Barn Door," an exhibition of acrylic paintings by Pat Howe, which runs through August 27. Located in the upstairs foyer of Henderson & Everett and Stoneking/von Storch. 107 5th St. 979-9825.

On August 4, the Creature Gallery opens wildlife photographer Hal Brindley's latest show, "Alaska," which will remain on view through October. 824 Hinton Ave. 284-1800.

During July, the Abundant Life Gallery presents new paintings and sculptures in wood by Jason Blair Roberson. 201 E. Main St., Suite Q (second floor, above Zocalo). 979-5433.

Migration: A Gallery features its second summer show, "Inside / Out," paintings by Lynn Boggess and ceramics by local fave Tom Clarkson. Also on view, "Elemental Harmonies," showcasing the work of painter Suzanne Howes-Stevens and metal artist Jim Martin. Both shows run through August 31. Also in August, the gallery hosts the Charlottesville-Albemarle Art Association's 13th Annual Juried Show, on view through August 29. 119 Fifth St. SE. 293-2200.

Through August 3, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church hosts "Pants, Puppets, and Web Comics" by Skyler Breeden. 717 Rugby Road. 293-8179.

For the month of July, the C&O Gallery displays "Figures," an exhibition of work by John Hetzel. In August, the gallery presents Jonathan Donor's "Textures and Transformations." An opening is scheduled for August 3, 5-7pm. 515 E. Water St. (next to the C&O Restaurant). 971-7044.

Art Upstairs features Richard Gross' show, "Contrast by Design: Highlights and Shadows in Watercolor to Create Realism," on view through August 2. 316 E. Main St. (2nd floor of the Hardware Store). 923-3900.

Angelo presents Laura J. Snyder's "Lightness and Weight," an exhibition of paintings and works on paper that explore "a conflict between the physical and the spiritual," on view through August 31. 220 E. Main St. on the Downtown Mall. 971-9256.

During August, HOME showcases new paintings and mixed-media pieces by Andrew Hersey. A portion of all sales will benefit the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. 126-D Garrett St. (in the Gleasons Building). 293-2812.

In July, La Galeria presents "Night Lights," featuring the paintings of Sue Sencer. In August, Roger Lehr presents an exhibition of oils and acrylics entitled, "Differences." 218 W. Market St. (next to Vinegar Hill Theatre). 293-7003.

"Whitmans– A Sampling of Media and Subjects from the Paintings of Judy Carraway," is on view until August 31 at C'ville Coffee. 1301 Harris St. (across from Circa). 817-2633.

Mudhouse presents post-Katrina photography by John Shepherd through August. 213 W. Main St. 984-6833.

During August, Order from Horder presents work by photographer Cary Oliva. 425 E. Main St. 293-9166.

For one more week, until July 31, New Dominion Bookshop hosts "Chimeras and Dreamers," recent oil paintings by Lisi Stoessel. 404 E. Main St. 295-2552.

Sidetracks Music displays "Drawn from Music: music-inspired drawings by Laura Lee Gulledge" through July. 218 W. Water St. 295-3080.

Can't get enough of Laura Lee Gulledge? Check out "99 Versions of Laura Lee on the Wall" at the Starr Hill Gallery during August. An opening is scheduled for August 3, 6-9pm (Thursday is the new Friday) featuring music by Michael Meadows and Colten Noakes. 709 Main St. 989-2554.

Painter Sunny Leng shows "Summertime Watercolors" at Fellini's #9 through July 31. 200 W. Market St. 979-4279.

The 5th Floor Gallery at Keller Williams Realty features a solo show of oil paintings by Heliardo Aragao until July 31. In August, the gallery continues to feature Aragao's work along with work by painter Gidey Gezahey. Habitat for Humanity receives 10 percent of all sales. 300 Preston Ave., Suite 500. 220-2201.

During July, BozArt Gallery hosts painter Kris

Bowmaster's exhibition, "Ame-Technique," which features aspects of hip-hop, abstract impressionism, and surrealism. 211 W. Main St. on the Downtown Mall. 296-3919.

Sage Moon Gallery showcases two artists in July: painter Raymond Chow and bronze sculptor Julie McCraney-Brogdon. In August, the gallery presents "Essence Revealed," an exhibition of work by ceramic sculptor Diann Schindler. 420 E. Main St. on the Downtown Mall. 977-9997.

The latest installment in poet Laurance Wieder and artist Andrea Korotksy's "Poem House: Songs in the Landscape" features the painted window, "The Last Century," and the take-it-with-you poem, "My Glasses Flew Off," in the Poem Tube. The installment runs through September 15. Front yard of 2331 Highland Ave. 295-5057.

Through August 31, the Boar's Head Inn Store presents artwork in various media by Mary Boxley Bullington, Gray Dodson, Jeanette Buys, Jack Cacciatore, and Kirk McCauley. Rte. 250W. 977—2241.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Art Association's new members show, featuring work by Lucia Bakewell, Michael Bednar, Joy Cross, Christine Rich, and Marcy Springett, is currently on view upstairs at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. 295-2486 or 973-9700.

The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild displays its "Members Awards Show" at the Albemarle County Courthouse through July 31. 410 E. High St. 964-1423.

In July, Transient Crafters presents "Body of Work," featuring the stained glass panels of Lynn Windsor. During August, Meg West shows her latest exhibition of regional landscapes entitled "Summer Views." 118 E. Main St. 972-9500.

White Orchid Restaurant shows "Photographs of Vietnam" by the late Georgia Barbour through August 31. 420 W. Main St. 297-4400.

Glo is currently showing paintings by Christian Peri. 225 E. Main St. on the Downtown Mall. 295-7432.

Blue Ridge Beads & Glass displays new paintings and art glass by Jerry O'Dell. 1724 Allied St. 293-2876.

L'étoile Restaurant displays paintings by local artists Barry Gordon, Malcolm Hughes, and Christian Peri. 817 W. Main St. (across from the Amtrak Station). 979-7957.


Waynesboro's Crossroads Graphics and Design features photographer Eileen O'Rourke's exhibition, "Love Wish," which is on view through August 3. 510 W. Broad St., Suite H. 540-943-8600.

Spruce Creek Gallery in Nellysford presents "Party Animals," an exhibition of paintings by Cynthia Burke, on view through August 7. Rte. 151. 361-1859.

Through August 19, Richmond's 1708 Gallery features "Overflow: Jill Downen and Charles Gick." 319 W. Broad St. 804-643-1708.

The Staunton Augusta Art Center hosts the exhibition "Moore and Morris," featuring works in crayon by Gil Moore and oil paintings by Cleveland Morris, on view through August 19. 1 Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton. 540-885-2028.

Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce presents "Art Song," an exhibition of etchings, monotypes, relief prints, and lithographs by Judith Kahn, through September. Lexington. 540-458-8602.

The Artisans Center of Virginia's July exhibition is winding down. "One Beat at a Time II," features the innovative beadwork of the members of "Jakard," Joan Allen, Roberta Anderson, Karla Gee, and Diane Stavola. In August, the Center shows ceramicist Dan Finnegan's "New Kiln-New Studio-New Work." 601 Shenandoah Village Road (Exit 94 off I64), Waynesboro. 540-296-3294.

Richmond's Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents a rotating series of paintings under the umbrella title of "An Enduring Legacy: Paintings Acquired Through the J. Harwood and Louis B. Cochrane Fund for American Art." 200 N. Boulevard. 804-204-2704.

Through October 8, Madison's Sevenoaks Pathwork Center features "Organic Studies," a show of photography by Ruth Adams. 540-948-6544.

Lovingston's The Eye of the Beholder gallery offers "Stopping Points," featuring paintings, drawings, and photographs by Elizabeth Hutson. Located in the Packing Shed on Front St. 996-5058.

The Barn Swallow features pottery by Janice Arone and Mary Ann Burke, plus other handcrafted artwork. Route 682 off 250W. 434-979-4884.

The Ed Jaffe Gallery features paintings and marble sculptures by Ed Jaffe, plus abstract photographs by Marc Jaffe. 108 W. Main St., Orange. 540-672-2400.