Exhibitions from February to March at Art Works

In February, Michael O’Neal, teacher, scholar and master painter will present New Works in the main gallery of Art Works. Carolyn Pitts will exhibit a new body of work, The End in Mind, a colorful and delightful twist on the concept of Memento Mori (Latin for remembering one’s death). And Corinne Schofield will present Folds: Small Images, intricate colored pencil drawings of the many facets of folds.

Did you know that March 13-19 is Flood Awareness Week in Virginia? The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) asked us to invite artists to exhibit artwork that captures the devastation and results of flooding and flooding. DCR will provide educational information on flood awareness

The exhibitions continue until March 19, 2022. Also visit our 80 artists’ studios. Admission is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays).

________________________________________New works by Michael O’Neal

Michael O’Neal earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from VCU. He was apprenticed to master screen printer Norman Lassiter of Editions Lassiter-Meisel. His background in printmaking and as a teacher has been a guiding force in his artistic creation processes. He practices both traditional and experimental methods of making paintings. This exhibition is a series of acrylic paintings composed on canvas over the past year and a half.

This exhibition will be held at the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

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The End in Mind by Carolyn Pitts

As she cared for her mother in her final weeks, Carolyn Pitts noticed that the many flowers sent by friends looked very beautiful even when they were falling apart. This led her to photograph the bouquets and later turn them into a series. She came across the term Memento Mori (remember your death) and realized that this reminder to live life to the fullest each day described all of her work and her fascination with wilted flowers.

This exhibition will be in the Corner Gallery.

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Folds: small images by Corinne Schofield

Corinne Schofield explores simple organic forms in monochrome tones when compiling her colored pencil drawings. Lines divide space, allowing organic shapes to start, stop, flow and fold into each other. These delicate and detailed designs will be exhibited in the Skylight Gallery.

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February 2022 All Media Show – Flood Awareness

This exhibition is central to all Art Works openings. This is a juried show with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The fair is open to all artists and all mediums. This month’s theme is Flood Awareness. Flood Awareness Week in Virginia runs from March 13-20, 2022. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation sponsors this exhibit to bring flood education and preparedness to the community.

Christopher S. Washington