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Open Studios at Art on 12th

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Art on 12th

Have you been to Art on 12th, or commonly known as The Art Box?  Not an artist?  That doesn’t matter.  Art on 12th is an arts community that includes 9 studios, 2 classrooms and a gallery.  “Sister” stores and galleries are located in Crozet and Charlottesville.

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, between 2:00-4:30 pm the artists in residence will open their studios to showcase their original works of art to the public and other artists in the area.  13 studios will be open.  The majority of the artists who will be displaying their works are painters.  But, painters using a variety of mediums, in an assortment of sizes and surfaces and levels of creativity that will peak your interest to learn more.

Some of the featured artists are as follows:

  • Melinda Arthur-works primarily on small panels in oils, but enjoys working in pencil as well.  Specializes in pet portraits.
  • David Eakin-a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society he has been painting for 30 years.  He experiments with oil, Gouache, Acrylic paints and digital paint.
  • Cheryl Hawkins-has worked in oils, watercolors but now works almost exclusively in acrylic.  Enjoys different surfaces and adding collaging, stamping, texture and/or colored papers.
  • Jim Hoban-enjoys both drawing and painting.  Has a clear understanding of composition and color.
  • Anne Novak-her favorite medium is glass enamel on copper.  Creating such pieces is fascinating to her.  More immediate work is completed with pigment sticks.
  • Purnell Pettyjohn-everyday observations expressed in vivid watercolor colors.
  • Christine Rooney-a freelance artist, she works in painting, drawing, pastels and encaustic painting.
  • Amanda Sandos-through a practice of painting with non-toxic products, upcycling and recycling she explores the concept of “Animanity.”
  • Rosalie Day White-small, quiet figures and landscapes showcasing small scale, jewels of light, form, value and shape.

Art on 12th

Art on 12th and The Art Box are housed in a building built in 1924, on the corner of 12th and Grace Streets, 422 12th Street.  The upper floor houses the artist studios with French doors and huge windows to allow light to flood the spaces.  The mezzanine level is where you will find the classrooms.  The main level is The Art Box–Lynchburg, Virginia’s premiere source for all things art.  Supplies for all ages and art abilities including painters, sketchers, pastel artists, printmakers, potters, bookmakers, fabric and leather artists, writers and gift givers.

The store has an ever-changing selection, for all ages, of letterpress and artisan designed cards, fountain pens, tote bags, candles made from recycled wine bottles that are scented to mimic your favorite varietal of wine and jewelry.

Classes are offered throughout the year in all types of art, for all ages and all skill levels.  Visit their website www.artboxvirginia.com or call the store 434.401.1620.