Sixteenth Annual Firnew Farm Artists Circle Spring Art & Photography Show
The Firnew Farm Artists Circle’s spring art and photography show will feature 35 artists working in various medium, from watercolor, drip, oil, acrylic, and mixed media painting, to photography, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, and textile and fiber arts. Photography will include digital, film, and tintype techniques. We will feature two- and three-dimensional installations in the Barn Gallery and a special installation in the Silo.
In the words of Trish Crowe, Firnew founder and director, “I am amazed that after 16 years of watching the Firnew Artists, they continue to inspire, create and literally push boundaries! Not only do they delve into the history of art, photography and craft; but they challenge the landscape. They create a box, they play with the cube, they use unusual materials, they harken back to the origins of paint, back to the origins of the first camera. They hang things from the ceiling, they hang things from the trees; and they create beautiful imagery that transcend our imagination. The Firnew Barn Gallery is only open for four hours to the public. I hope you won’t miss a minute of it!”
Inside the Barn Gallery will be a white construct; a “room within a room,” that will present an array of 3 dimensional pieces. A chandelier sculpture, “Heart of Hearts,” by guest artist Tomas J. Fernandez will hang above the white construct. Our traditional and much beloved two-dimensional works will hang on the Barn Gallery walls.
The Silo Installation, a collaborative effort with the Virginia Master Naturalists, will feature educational information from The Socrates Project: Poisonous Plants in Virginia, and original Firnew artwork inspired by the project. The First Edition of the Socrates publication is available at https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2018/07/cnre-socratesproject.html.
Music will be provided by recording artist and songwriter Toni Clare of Madison, VA. The Tucker Hill Memorial Scholarship Award High School recipients will be announced at 3 p.m. Refreshments from Sombrero’s Mexican Cuisine will be available for purchase.
Photograph by John Berry. The show is free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 1 – 5 PM
The Firnew Barn Gallery and Silo
19 Wolftown-Hood Road, Hood, VA
Trish Crowe (540.718.0370) or Deb Erickson (434.996.9048)