Firnew Farm Artists' Circle announces, "Close to Home", a Virtual Art Exhibition at Woodberry Forest's Walker Fine Arts Center, The Baker Gallery, from March 15 - April 25. The exhibition features 52 pieces of art from 39 artists from Virginia working in varied mediums: oil, acrylic, colored pencil, photography, watercolor, jewelry, fiber, and mixed media.
In Firnew founder Trish Crowe's words, "2020 was an amazing year of unexpected creative change and challenge with the onset of the Covid pandemic, and in spite of that, creativity and artistic exploration continued. The Exhibition is the Circle's interpretation of what it means to be "close to home" and represents the 8th Annual collaboration between Firnew founder Trish Crowe and Woodberry Forest School art curator Kelly Lonergan. Works from Kelly Lonergan and James Erickson, chair of the art department at Woodberry Forest, are included in the exhibition.
"All Aglow" by featured artist Larry Patterson
As we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a group of artists, we are pleased to feature Larry Patterson who has been with Firnew artists for a decade. Several of his photographs are included in the exhibition. Primarily a nature photographer, Larry's attention to detail, his patience, and his observant eye reflects the creative existence that many have felt during the "close to home" experience. Larry's magnificent photograph, "All Aglow" was used for the exhibition invitation." In his words, "Photography takes a lot of luck, but you have to put yourself in the right place to find it. From details to abstracts to colors, I want you to see things you may have otherwise missed. I have developed a respect for nature that I want to present in my work, and I let nature tell me when to shoot."
All artwork in the exhibition is offered for sale.
The Baker Gallery is not open to off-campus visitors during the Covid pandemic, so the Virtual Exhibition was created for public viewing.