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Bill Rutherfoord: Allegory of No Region
Aug 11 through Oct 13, 2018

Organized by the Taubman Museum of Art, this exhibition presents the culmination of eight years of concentrated labor producing a massive painting project by one of Southwestern Virginia's most respected artists. Eleven large-scale, colorful and densely populated paintings invite the viewer into a complex interweaving of narrative, symbol, and form. Inspiration is drawn from artistic and literary figures as divergent as Jean Cocteau, Jasper Johns, and Joel Chandler Harris while historical references extend from Jamestown to Fort Sumter to the BP Gulf oil disaster. The reclaimed character Brer Rabbit leads the viewer on an epic journey across three centuries of heroism and trickery, both comic and tragic, ultimately creating historical and contemporary allegories and conundrums that lead to an investigation of the very nature of identity, culture, and history - personal and public, regional and national, high and low.

Bill Rutherfoord: Allegory of No Region has been organized by the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia.

BILL RUTHERFOORD, DECEPTION (SPRING), 2008-2013, OIL ON LINEN, 70" X 74"


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Members-Only Reception
Friday, August 10, 2018 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts


The Art of the Quilt: Trends
Oct 27 through Dec 29, 2018

Over 40 quilt artists from across the Southeast will exhibit work in this biennial invitational exhibition, curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler. Themed, Trends, this year's exhibition commemorates the 11th anniversary of The Art of the Quilt.

PEGGY GARWOOD, DREAMCATHER APPLIQUED

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Members-Only Reception
Friday, October 26, 2018 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Works by Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild
On display October 27 – December 29, 2018


Jonathan Murrill
Jan 12 through Feb 23, 2019

Murrill provides a contemporary perspective on the human spirit of the working class through the use of expression. Working in charcoal, Murrill captures photorealistic images, allowing his audience to interact with the personality of each portrait. His work does not represent an idealistic beauty, but rather, the spirit of working class individuals and the depth of character that they each possess.

JONATHAN MURRILL, STRONGER, CHARCOAL AND WATERCOLOR, 2016

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Members-Only Reception
Friday, January 11, 2018 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts


Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours
Mar 9 through Apr 27, 2019

This exhibition explores nocturnes–images that evoke the night. Luminous apparitions of the divine, dazzling fireworks, lamplit urban streets, and twilight’s soft glow over the natural landscape are all subjects that have intrigued and challenged printmakers across the centuries.

Nocturnes by European and American artists reveal the dark hours to be as lively as they are quiet. Nightfall demonstrates how these artists employ a range of printmaking techniques—mezzotint (a tonal method called the “dark manner”), etching, engraving, woodcut, and lithography—to render contrasts between light and shade as well as the atmospheric effects of light emanating from the night sky or electrical sources.

Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours is on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

EDWARD HOPPER, NIGHT SHADOWS, 1921, ETCHING ON PAPER, VMFA (2009.356), GIFT OF MALCOLM B. BRADLEY


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Members-Only Reception
Friday, March 8, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Artists as Art: Photographic Portraits
On display March 9 – April 27, 2019


Expressions 2019
May 18 through Jul 19, 2019

Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, Expressions is an open-entry judged art exhibit featuring work by more than 140 regional artists.

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Members-Only Reception + Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 17, 2019 • 6 – 8 pm • Piedmont Arts