McGuffey Art Center

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...
PCA holds "Spring for the Arts" benefit
Published on Apr 23rd, 2011
0 comments The Piedmont Council for the Arts holds its annual "Spring for the Arts" benefit to support its many community arts projects. In addition to catering by Harvest Moon Catering and wines from the...
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...
McGuffey Art Center: "Freshwaters," Randy Bill, Margaret Embree, and the Charlottesville/Albemarle High School Art Show
Published on Mar 19th, 2011
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center presents four April shows: in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery, Nini Baekstrom, Robin Braun, Ann Cheeks, and Lana Lambert present "Freshwaters"; in the Lower Hall North, Randy Bill'...
EMMI
Published on Mar 12th, 2011
0 comments UVA grad-student tinkerers reveal their newest musical robot, MARIE – that stands for Monochord-Aerophone Robotic Instrument Ensemble, which one must assume is supposed to convey that it (she...
McGuffey Art Center: Nancy Bass, Tamra Harrison Kirschnick and Diane Siebels, Russell Richards, and "McGuffey Artists Spring Preview"
Published on Feb 19th, 2011
0 comments The McGuffey Art Center presents four exhibtions: painter Nancy Bass's "Four Seasons: Fives Senses" in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; Tamra Harrison Kirschnick and Diane Siebels's collaboration, "Nature...
Grotesque arabesque: Eichorst fancies the fantastic
Published on Feb 7th, 2011
0 comments After watching Aaron Eichorst’s art evolve over several years, a few things have become clear. He finds the natural world compelling, from animals to flowers to bugs. He loves color. He doesn’t shy...
Dzian!
Published on Jan 30th, 2011
0 comments Taiwanese surf and garage-rock. Also featuring bellydancing by Fire In The Belly.
Different strokes: McGuffey showcases new members
Published on Jan 24th, 2011
1 comments Renee Balfour, "Wish." "Show me something new." That's the prayer I send up each month as I head out to make the gallery rounds. And it's why I look forward to the McGuffey Art Center's annual "New...
McGuffey Spotlight Series: "From Pocket Party to Fringe Festival"
Published on Jan 22nd, 2011
0 comments Cie. Willi Dorner, "Bodies in Urban Spaces," at the Philly Fringe Festival. Photo by Jacques-Jean Tiziou The McGuffey Art Center's Spotlight Series, which offers a public forum for conversations...