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May 1-31, 2015

Sticks and Stones: an exhibit by jewelry artist Dana Jansen and abstract painter Kay Layne

In May, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Sticks and Stones, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing the wire-wrapped jewelry designs of Dana Jansen, along with the architectural and liner abstract works of painter Kay Layne.

A wide selection semi-precious stones, minerals and fossils are intricately framed and secured by Dana Jansen’s elaborate wire wrapping techniques. Curvilinear and and geometric designs in sterling silver, brass or copper wire supplement the natural beauty of druzy quartz, ammonite fossils, and a wide array of other richly colored and textured natural elements.

Kay Layne uses contrasting and harmonious colors with geometric shapes in her dramatic acrylic paintings. Strong colors in either earth tones or sharp arresting colors in opposition to each other are imposed over flat or textured surfaces that reflect the hard environment of the Southwest. Kay’s planar paintings speak, but leave the interpretation to the viewer.

Meet Dana, Kay and other gallery artists and enjoy wine and light fare at the free and open to the public reception at the Gallery on Saturday, May 9th, from 5-8 pm.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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April 1-30, 2015

Experimentation: an exhibit by ceramicist Melinda Croft and painter Alice Mullen

How do artists stay inspired? Think outside the box to create something unique? Join us as Arts in the Village Gallery presents Experimentation, a Featured Artist Exhibit by ceramicist Melinda Croft and artist Alice Mullen as they share some of their recent work and explain how they find new ways to express themselves.

With the Gallery since it’s inception in 2012, Melinda Croft has exhibited diverse ceramic items from bowls to pendants, and tiny decorative chairs. She’s continuing to mix things up with new shapes of bowls and other items. Influenced by turn of the century pottery studios, Mel’s pottery echoes organic shapes and forms found in nature.

Also a founding member of the Gallery, artist Alice Mullen works primarily in oils. Her paintings at the gallery have explored a broad spectrum of subject matter and moods. This month her more eclectic creations will be on display. Inspired by the work of her peers, she’s used a variety of media to pursue her interest in pattern, dimension and layers.

Meet the artists during their gallery shifts and see their latest ideas.
Alice Mullen – 4/9, 11am-2 pm; 4/24, 4-8 pm
Mel Croft – 4/25, 11 am-2 pm; 4/29, 4-8 pm; 4/30, 11 am-2 pm

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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April 19, Sunday 1 – 4 pm

“Of the Earth” Gallery Open House

Join the gallery artists in this Open House event celebrating Earth Day through art.  View artists demonstrating how they make their work, and enjoy the various artistic creations made by the gallery artists to celebrate Nature.  Gallery visitors will find a wide variety artwork featuring natural subject matter, art pieces created from natural materials, as well as works made from recycled materials and found objects.

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March 1-31, 2015

Cutting Edge: an exhibit of digital art by Susan Breen and fine wood-working by George Thomas

In March, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Cutting Edge, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing Susan Breen’s digital art, one of the newer artistic mediums striving for acceptance into the fine arts community, along with the Arts and Crafts-style furniture by George Thomas, whose work by nature is — on the “Cutting Edge.”

Is it a photograph? Is it a painting? Actually, it’s the best of both. Artist Susan Breen creates striking digital paintings by supplementing her original photographs with meticulously placed brush strokes using non-traditional artistic tools — a computer, tablet, stylus and software. Ranging in style from painterly to impressionistic, Susan captures a variety of inspired local and international subjects.

Inspired by the goal of creating something functional as well as beautiful keeps fine wood-worker George Thomas at the top of his game. Using a variety of domestic and exotic woods, George designs and builds tables, cabinets, bookshelves, and beds usually in the Arts and Crafts or Mission style. He is particularly fond of cherry and mahogany, with ebony accents to create contrast and interest.

Meet Susan, George and other gallery artists, enjoy wine and light fare at the Gallery Reception on Saturday, March 21st from 5-8 pm.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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February 2-28, 2015

Romancing Nature: an exhibit of fine art photography by Mary Louise Ravese and paintings by Kate Williams

In February, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Romancing Nature, a Featured Artist Exhibit inspired by the beauty of nature.  From the Tuscan countryside and rolling hills of Napa Valley, California to expansive soft-colored skies and intimate florae, the photographs of Mary Louise Ravese paired with paintings of Kate Williams, stage a captivating and romanticized view of nature.

Mary Louise Ravese’s photographs draw us in encouraging daydreams of strolls down idyllic country lanes. Views of sun light glinting through the organic shapes of tree canopies, the intimate landscape found in butterfly wing markings, and rambling roses climbing old stone walls are just some of the natural elements that she handles in a painterly yet precise manner to magnify the visual experience.

Working in a variety of painting media, including oils, watercolor, pastels and colored pencil, Kate Williams’ vibrant and impressionistic works capture the true essence of the subject.  Bursting tulips, elegantly curved lilies, and wide open pastel-colored skies are subjects with which the viewer can feel an immediate connection.  Kate’s use of color, line and texture create a welcoming organic tableau.

Meet Mary Louise, Kate and other gallery artists, enjoy wine and light fare at the Gallery Reception on Saturday, February 21st from 5-8 pm.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175.

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February 7, 2015

Jewelry Trunk Show at Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery welcomes you to a one-day Jewelry Trunk Show Event on Saturday, February 7th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet our Gallery’s jewelry artists, and select a hand-made original piece of art for that special someone.

The Gallery will showcase an expanded selection of jewelry for this event in a wide-range of techniques, including:

  • wire wrapped semi-precious stones, minerals and fossil pendants and earrings
  • lampwork glass earrings, bracelets and pendants
  • hammered copper bracelets
  • dichroic fused-glass earrings and pendants
  • turned wood medallion pendants and bracelets
  • raku and ceramic pendants
  • miniature oil painting pins

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, stop by to browse our selections, and have a glass of wine and light fare. In addition, the winners of January’s Silent Auction “Come in From the Cold” to benefit the Humane Society of Loudoun County will be announced at 3 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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January 1 – 31, 2015

Arts in the Village Gallery’s January All-Artist show and Silent Auction Event

In January, Arts in the Village Gallery presents an all-artists exhibit, The Winter Palette, featuring bright and vivid colors popping from backgrounds of wintery neutrals and gray.  From a snowy hunt scene pierced by the red jackets of the horsemen to a bright floral bouquet on a tabletop, color enlivens winter days by extending a welcoming invitation, and our visitors will be warmed by the bright offerings of our gallery painters, photographers, potters, fiber, glass, wood and copper artists and more.

Also in January, visitors may participate in a silent auction — Come in from the Cold — to benefit the Humane Society of Loudoun County.  Gallery artists have contributed artwork for bidding throughout January, and bidders are welcome to bid as often as they’d like through January 31st.  Auction winners will be announced at the Gallery’s February reception on Saturday, February 7th.  Images and information about auctioned works will be posted on the Humane Society of Loudoun County and Arts in the Village Facebook pages throughout January.

Join the artists of Arts in the Village Gallery to celebrate the January show and kick off the auction at an open to the public reception on Saturday, January 10th from 3 to 6 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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December 1 – 31, 2014

Silvery Winter – an exhibit by the artists of Arts in the Village Gallery

In December, Arts in the Village Gallery presents an all-artists exhibit, Silvery Winter, a showcase of artwork inspired by frosty winter mornings and moonlight across crystalline landscapes. Silvery Winter showcases each artist’s take on this theme and yields a unique collection to kick off the winter season.

Join the artists of Arts in the Village Gallery for our holiday show and reception on December 6th in collaboration with the Loudoun Arts Council’s Holiday Mixer. It’s a two for one event with members of the Loudoun Arts Council on hand to share information about new arts-related programs, and a special membership offer.

Arts in the Village Gallery artists, who work in a range of media including oil and acrylic paint, photography, ink, collage, ceramics, wood, copper, glass, fiber and jewelry, will also be available to discuss their work, socialize, and raise a glass of cheer for the holidays.

Please join us for an open to the public reception and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments on Saturday, December 6th, from 3-6 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

 

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November 1 – 30, 2014

Into the Light — an exhibit by glass jewelry artist Claire Nykolyszyn and contemporary oil painter Dana Thompson

In November, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Into the Light, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing lampworked beads in jewelry designs by Claire Nykolyszyn, and painter Dana Thompson’s contemporary still lifes and landscapes, as both artists demonstrate how light  inspires their work in this one-of-a-kind show.

A spectrum of colors is reflected in Claire Nykolyszyn’s torch melted glass work.  Beads range in size and take many forms including round, square, bicone, tabular and lentil.  Interesting surface work, including the addition of cubic zirconias, adds to the appeal of these creations, which are offered in bracelets, pendants, earrings and focal beads.  The depth of color and textures within the beads produces a stunning light show.

Eclectic collections of vintage items commingle with vegetables or flowers, household goods, even Hostess cupcakes, to form pleasing, and sometimes unlikely relationships.  Dana Thompson’s use of clear vibrant color and interesting arrangements demonstrate her talent for capturing and using light to render stunning compositions in both still lifes and dramatic landscapes.

Join the artists for a glass of wine, light fare and live music by Sometimes Sisters, during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, November 22, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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Oct 1 – 31, 2014

Sinuous Synthesis – a solo exhibit by painter and ceramicist Carol-Clay-Ward

Arts in the Village Gallery presents Sinuous Synthesis, a solo Featured Artist Exhibit by Carol Clay-Ward, in a show that demonstrates Carol’s love of nature and her wide range of artistic talent. See some of Carol’s never before exhibited oil paintings, as well as new work in oil and clay, in this fascinating show exploring the artist’s two and three dimensional interpretations of natural elements. From rich earthy color palettes to the flowing lines of rock striations, join us for Sinuous Synthesis, in the Gallery in October.

Carol Clay-Ward’s paintings range from formal still-lifes and flowing landscapes, to modern abstracts and whimsical small pieces. Working in oil on canvas, Carol’s paintings are diverse, demonstrating a variety of styles and subject matter.

An avid passion for paleontology, anthropology and animals is evident in Carol’s artisinal clay pieces. Her unique horse-hair raku Cave Pots depict scenes reminiscent of cave drawings.   Colorful and metallic raku vases and bowls are interspersed with functional bowls, mugs and plates to round out a truly inspiring potpourri of ceramic art.

Meet Carol and other gallery artists and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, October 11th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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Sept 1 – 30, 2014

Worldly Inspirations — an exhibit by jewelry artist Dana Jansen and photographer Mary Louise Ravese

In September, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Worldly Inspirations, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing intricately wrapped stone pendants and earrings by jewelry artist Dana Jansen, and evocative images captured by photographer Mary Louise Ravese, in a show that draws on inspiration, materials, and imagery from across the globe.

Dana Jansen’s use of intricate wire wrapping techniques encase and frame Brazilian agates, druzy quartz and an array of minerals and fossils found across the world. Working mostly in sterling silver wire and occasionally copper, Dana’s labyrinthine designs supplement the stone’s natural beauty to create pieces that stand on their own as objects of fine art.

Mary Louise Ravese captures images that transport viewers to diverse destinations from around the block, to around the country, and around the globe. Inspired by a wide array of subject matter, Mary Louise’s work resonates with striking color, texture and line. Her photographs of country landscapes, intriguing architectural details and unusual abstract compositions draw the eye and allow the mind to vicariously experience her view of the world.

Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, September 20th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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August 1 – 31, 2014

Ripped Paper, Burnt Clay — an exhibit by mother-daughter artists including ceramicist Amy Oliver and collage artist Karen Oliver

During August, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Ripped Paper, Burnt Clay, a Featured Artist Exhibit by ceramicist Amy Oliver, and her mother, collage artist Karen Oliver, in a show reflecting this pair’s love of getting their hands dirty creating art that reflects the beauty of the world around them.

Inspired by the energy of life that surrounds her, Amy Oliver uses porcelain and stoneware clay to throw pots that reflect her love of nature and connection with others. Pots are then dipped, carved, painted and sculpted to create an array of one-of-a kind vessels, platters, and vases, rendered in unique shapes and colorful earthy tones.

Karen Oliver’s impressionistic paper collages, often initially inspired by her personal photographs and sketches, and are built up using hand-torn pieces of colorful and textural paper. Influenced by the masters, Cezanne, Degas, Van Gogh and others, Karen’s work often includes landscapes and figures in natural poses and settings.

Meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, August 23rd, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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July 1 – 31, 2014

With the Grain — an exhibit by wood turner Harriet Maloney and photographer J Riley Stewart

Join Arts in the Village Gallery in July for With the Grain, a Featured Artist Exhibit by wood turner Harriet Maloney and photographer J Riley Stewart in an event that combines the striking line and character of finely worked wooden objects with the nostalgic and timeless imagery of the rural landscapes and historic architecture of Western Loudoun County and the Virginia Piedmont.

Harriet Maloney uses a wide range of wood, both local and exotic, in her creation of finely detailed bowls, boxes, vases, medallions and a variety of other art and functional pieces.  Inspired by the nature of the wood itself, she draws on the unique characteristics of each piece to help guide the ultimate outcome that conveys a sense of warmth and familiarity.

Featuring rural landscapes and the architectural remnants of Virginia’s not-so-distant past, J Riley Stewart’s large yet intimate photographs place the viewer back in time where we don’t mind staying for a while.   Picturesque barns, mills, abandoned places and other locales come alive in the light and shadows captured in these beautifully finished portraits.

Meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, July 12th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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June 1 – 30, 2014

Imperfect Vessels — an exhibit by coppersmith Anne Jordan and pen and ink artist Jim Haller

In June, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Imperfect Vessels, a Featured Artist Exhibit of striking hand-formed pieces by copper artist Anne Jordan, and the complex pen and ink drawings of Jim Haller, in a collaboration that explores the form, function and restrictiveness of Imperfect Vessels.

Anne Jordan uses a variety of techniques to develop her unique pieces that range from functional bowls and trays to dramatic wall and garden art, fountains and sculpture.  Nature inspired details, and Anne’s use of unconventional tools to create textural surfaces, delight the senses.  With an air of exploration, in this exhibit Anne presents a collection of imperfect and random vessel art objects.

Drawing on difficult feelings, pen and ink artist Jim Haller’s art is a catharsis that generates provocative pieces that intrigue and resonate.  His sense of feeling restricted by certain situations (or vessels) is portrayed through the creation of vignettes of incompatible old or discarded items which he then recreates in intricate hand stippled pieces, stained in muted sepia tones that convey a sense of conflict, loss, or confinement.

Meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, June 14th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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May 1 – 31, 2014

At the Water — an exhibit by mixed media artist Karen Watson

In May, Arts in the Village Gallery presents At the Water, a Featured Artist Exhibit by mixed media artist Karen Watson who shares her collection of acrylic and mixed media pieces that seek to convey the essence and mood of various water-related settings.

The ocean, the beach, boardwalk, lake house, dock, river, – – all places where water provides the back drop for some of our most treasured experiences.  Karen Watson offers an eclectic mix of acrylic paintings, textured and collaged mixed media canvases, and panels featuring found object niches, designed to trigger memories and feelings from those times spent in At the Water.

“I love to use color and texture in my art to help create an environment that matches my feelings related to a particular place or memory.  Then, with the addition of dimensional found objects, shapes or numbers, the piece is embellished in an unexpected way, adding a layer of complexity that is interpreted differently by each person.”

Join us to meet Karen and other gallery artists and enjoy a glass of wine and light fare at a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, May 17th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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Decorating with Art, an event for Design Professionals
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 1 to 4 pm

Please join us for Arts in the Village Gallery’s exclusive event for area interior designers, decorators, stagers, and art consultants.  You will spend an informative afternoon learning and networking with art experts and design industry professionals as well as hearing our talks and demonstrations. You will discover how you can work with original artwork to make your next project dynamic and unique.

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Living Colors — an exhibit by accomplished painters Evelyn Lopez de Guzman and Sandra Iafrate

In April, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Living Colors, a Featured Artist Exhibit by two accomplished painters Evelyn Lopez de Guzman and Sandra Iafrate

Evelyn Lopez de Guzman’s vibrant paintings awaken the viewer to connect with nature and the modern world through an interplay of shape, color, and textural materials.

Sandra Iafrate’s combination of realistic and surrealist interpretation of flowers, foliage and landscapes on spacious canvases convey a sense of movement and playfulness.

Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine at an open to the public reception on Saturday, April 12th, from 5 – 8 p.m.  Artists’ talk begins at 6 pm.

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Arts in the Village Gallery presents The Art of Pairing: Abstract Painting & Sculpture, showcasing dramatic sculptures by Claire Courpron and abstract paintings by Karen Hutchison.

Claire Courpron creates statuesque monochromatic or limited-palette sculptures of beautifully posed female forms and thoughtful still life compositions.

Karen Hutchison’s love of designing with color, paper and other materials, renders abstract pieces that are alternately, and often simultaneously, stimulating and soothing.

Meet the artists and enjoy coffee from Bean Bar, wine and small fare, along with guitarist Bill Cabrera during a free reception on Saturday, March 15th, from 4 – 7 p.m.

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Opposites Attract – an exhibit by pen and ink artist Bob Friedenberg and abstract painter Kay Layne

Arts in the Village Gallery presents Opposites Attract, the February Featured Artsists Exhibit, showcasing pen and ink drawings by Bob Friedenberg and abstract paintings by Kay Layne.

Bob Friedenberg’s ink drawings range from jungle scenes to space travel — detailed imaginative worlds, where shapes are filled with symbols, words and equations.

Kay Layne’s warm toned abstract paintings reflect open spaces and geometric elements; richly textured color field works that encourage the viewer’s interpretation.

Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and light fare during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, February 15th, from 4 – 7 p.m.

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Black and White – this month’s featured artists’ exhibit by ceramicist Melinda Croft and photographer Ken Sullins

January 5 – 31, 2014  

Bold graphic lines and a lively start for the New Year!  Join us at Arts in the Village Gallery in January for a striking porcelain collection by Melinda Croft, and dynamic pen-and-ink style imagery of photographer Ken Sullins, as they offer a fresh visual and tactile perspective to ring in 2014.

With the new year often comes returning to regular work schedules, and ceramicist Melinda Croft invites you to use art in the office from her new collection.  Be inspired by organically shaped vessels, containers and trays with matte black and white finish.  Influenced by turn of the century potters and Asian art and philosophies, Melinda’s pieces work anywhere, and are functional to boot.

Fresh white backgrounds and black pen-and-ink style images from photographer Ken Sullins help transition you into the new year with a clean slate.  The simplicity of the designs allow the viewer’s own eye to add meaning or personalization to each piece.  Ken’s body of work depicting natural environments, birds and animals are simultaneously abstract and familiar.

Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and small fare during a free, open to the public reception on Sunday, January 25th, from 4 – 7 p.m.

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