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Intimate distance: Balfour gets up close and abstract
Published on Nov 7th, 2011
0 comments Ever seen an actor backstage after a performance or watched a model relaxing between takes? If so, you know how jarring it is to discover that what looks natural under the lights or in front of the...
Junk bonds: Caldwell and Whitehill rummage around
Published on Oct 10th, 2011
0 comments I come to clutter naturally. Whatever the Latin is for “Don’t throw that out! I might need it!” should go on my family’s coat of arms. But if Eric Caldwell or Murray Whitehill were to say those words...
McGuffey Art Center: Renee Balfour's "Botanicals" and the CVWG's "20th Annual Juried Show"
Published on Jun 25th, 2011
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center presents two exhibitions: in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery, stellar painter Renee Balfour offers "Botanicals"; and in the Upstairs and Downstairs Hall Galleries, the Central...
McGuffey Art Center: Eric Caldwell and Murray Whitehill, Karen Blair, a. faith and Nina Frances Burke, and "Art with Heart""
Published on Jun 25th, 2011
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center presents four exhibitions: in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery, Eric Caldwell and Murray Whitehill show mixed-media work in "Flotsam with a Jettisonian Influence"; in the Lower Hall...
McGuffey Art Center: Krista Townsend, Cynthia Burke, James D. Parker, and "Exquisite Corpse"
Published on Jun 25th, 2011
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center presents four exhibitions: in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery, Krista Townsend shows oil paintings in "Rural/Urban: The Landscape"; in the Lower Hall North, painter Cynthia Burke...
McGuffey Art Center: Edith Arbaugh and the McGuffey members' "Summer Group Show"
Published on Jun 25th, 2011
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center presents two exhibitions: in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery, Edith Arbaugh shows paintings and drawings in "Processs"; and in the upstairs and downstairs hall galleries, McGuffey...
World of hurt: Photographers wrench the gut
Published on Jun 6th, 2011
1 comments “If it bleeds, it leads” is the blunt if gruesome guiding principle of newsrooms everywhere. So it’s not shocking many of the winning images in the “World Press Photo 11” exhibit, premiering in North...
Look3 hosts reception for North American premiere of "World Press Photo '11"
Published on Jun 3rd, 2011
0 comments Look3: Festival of the Photograph hosts a reception and press conference to honor the winners exhibited in the "World Press Photo '11," which has its North American premiere at the McGuffey Art...
McGuffey Art Center: LaToya Ruby Frazier and the 2011 World Press Photography Exhibit
Published on May 28th, 2011
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center, in conjunction with Look3: Festival of the Photograph, presents two exhibitons: LaToya Ruby Frazier shows "Notion of Family" in the Sara B. Smith Gallery; and the 2011 World...
McGuffey Art Center: Ashlin Wyatt Smith, Davette Leonard, and "Beyond the Bars"
Published on Apr 29th, 2011
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center presents three exhibitions: in the Sarah B. Smith and Lower Hall Galleries, Ashlin Wyatt Smith, one of McGuffey's founding members, presents "Seeable Songs," a retrospective...
Assembly lines: Bill balances control and chaos
Published on Apr 25th, 2011
0 comments Every year when the Charlottesville/Albemarle High School Art Show goes up, I'm wowed all over again by Randy Bill’s students at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. Her pupils’ work expresses a mature...
Subject-object agreement: Students express visual vocabulary
Published on Apr 11th, 2011
0 comments Along with tulips and baseball’s return, the annual Charlottesville/Albemarle High School Art Show is one of the best things about spring. Currently on view in the McGuffey Art Center’s upstairs hall...
Bugging out: Braun finds splendor in the grass
Published on Mar 7th, 2011
0 comments Most people know local painter Robin Braun for her realistic and evocative seascapes. Now and then, though, she returns to painting tiny scenes, viewed at ground level, where insects are the actors....
McGuffey Art Center: Holiday Group Show
Published on Nov 19th, 2010
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center presents its annual Holiday Group Show, featuring fine art and handcrafted objects perfect for giving as gifts. Cash-and-carry. (Sweet!) A First Friday opening is scheduled...
McGuffey Art Center holds Holiday Open House
Published on Nov 19th, 2009
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center hosts an Open House to highlight its annual Holiday Art Show featuring cash-and-carry art by McGuffey members. Works on display include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, blown...
Slipping away: Photos catch life on the sly
Published on Jun 12th, 2003
0 comments World traveler and photographer Will Kerner returns to the McGuffey with an exhibit of photos from Guatemala and Argentina. As with his previous Cuban spread, Kerner finds much that catches his eye...
Un-common: Two artists little connection
Published on Apr 17th, 2003
0 comments The human body in art has been around probably as long as art. This is just a guess, but a pretty safe one. Whoever might have been around to record something like that has been dead a long time, and...
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