Join us at The Maggie Gallery as we "Celebrate with Art!"
During the Virginia is for Lovers “50 Years of Love Celebration”, the Maggie Gallery will be hosting an activity every Saturday from July 27 – September 14 during which one of our artists, artisans, or authors will provide a demonstration, a discussion, and/or book signing. Presentations begin at 1PM, and the length of time will vary. All activities will be held either on the Maggie’s covered front porch or inside in our sun room depending upon the weather. Most importantly, visitor interaction, open discussion, and questions are encouraged!
July 27: Ron Campbell – Join artist Ron Campbell on the Maggie porch as he uses a wood burning tool to burn a unique scene from Southwest Virginia onto the surface of a 100-year-old piece of American Chestnut. This top will be assembled later as part of a sofa table with dimensions of approximately 8 inches by 60 inches and will be offered for sale at the Maggie Gallery as part of the Nystrom-Campbell Furniture Art Collection.
August 3: Cindy Howe – Drop by the Maggie to watch Cindy Howe utilize her watercolor pad, brush pens, and pen and inks to demonstrate her technique of using these tools, both together and separately, to achieve her unique creations.
August 10: Ruth Lefko – Ruth Lefko will be demonstrating her talent for painting beautiful abstracts. To use her words… “Come watch me “Make A Mess With Acrylics” at the Maggie!”
August 17: Susan McGrady Crockett – Becoming known for her “Floyd Downtown” and “Biscuits”, Susan McGrady Crockett has an eye for choosing interesting subjects for her canvases. Join Susan on the Maggie porch as she paints what she sees with oils.
August 24: Helen Shaw – Visit with Watercolor artist Helen Shaw as she discusses the “why and how” behind several of her paintings hanging in The Maggie.
August 31: Fred First – Well-known and well-loved local author Fred First will be at the Maggie to chat, banter, debate, and relate with you about life as seen through his eyes and yours. His books are available at the Maggie and he will gladly sign one for you!
September 7: Ron Campbell – Spend the afternoon at the Maggie with Ron Campbell as he demonstrates techniques needed for turning a pencil sketch into a pen and ink creation. He will be discussing concepts relating to the steps of drawing with ink, introducing the materials needed and how to use them, putting depth into an ink drawing, and more.
September 14: Paula Melton – Come share your afternoon with artist Paula Melton who is known throughout Southwest Virginia for her country scenes in Watercolor and Acrylic. Paula will work on an original painting while she interacts with visitors at the Maggie.
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