Three more trains done in preparation for Nov-Dec show in Berkeley Springs! They are really fun to do. Good thing - I have lots more of them to get ready! :-)
When Robert Van Meter died unexpectedly in early December, the gallery decided it was imperative that a show be mounted to honor him and his work. Not only were Van Meter’s turned pieces of the highest quality, the range was enormous including everything from stunning turned “art” bowls to practical nut crackers and rolling pins to “just-for-fun” pieces, such as a “mosquito house,” reflecting Van Meter’s droll sense of humor. Taken as a whole, the work demonstrates a quality found in all truly great artists: a need to keep trying new things.
As his son Barry put it, “Once he mastered something, it was time to move on.” More than a dozen objects will be on display during the show’s two week run, on loan from the family and members of the Apple Valley Wood-Turners, which Van Meter helped launch. One of the members, Mark Zimmerman, who shows and sells his work through the Fire House Gallery, will curate the show. Attend the opening Friday, March 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and you’ll not only see this wood-turner’s amazing work, you’ll also meet another well-known and much loved member of our community, Val Van Meter, Winchester Star reporter and the late artist’s wife. (taken from the Fire House Gallery and Shop's website!)
Here are some photos of this lovely event:
I'm so excited! I've been accepted as the newest artist in this beautiful gallery and shop in Berryville, VA. I've never wanted to be the biggest collector of my artwork, so the more places I have it for sale, the better my chances are of getting it all sold! :-) For more information about the gallery, click here.
If you would like to learn how I paint "street scenes" like these, come to the Washington Street Artists' Coop tomorrow, March 9th, from 2-3 pm. We are nestled in the Visitor Center across the street from the Courthouse in historic downtown Charles Town. 108 N. George Street! I will actuall
Andrea Burke, WVWS
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'This world is but a canvas to our imagination' - Henry David Thoreau