‘New Work’ Opens at the Art Center

David Troutman, Full Bloom

Everyone is invited to come out for the New Works Opening Reception, Saturday, Oct. 12, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Floyd Center for the Arts.

The list of artists selected for the 17th Annual New Work Show in the Hayloft Gallery encompasses artists from around the region. There were 25 artists selected for this show by the Floyd Center for the Arts Gallery Committee. This yearly exhibit is a continuing reflection of the artistic growth within our community. For this show all artwork was created within the last year and not previously shown at the Center.  A “People’s Choice” award of $50 will be awarded. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite piece. The winner will be announced after the end of the exhibit.

Marsha Slopey-Paulekas, Early Spring Sunrise

The Gallery Committee selected 25 artists for New Works, media includes

Patricia Bevan, Hot Blooded

Watercolor, Pen and Ink, Acrylic and Oil Paintings, Fiber, Clay Sculpture, Copper, Bronze, Photography, Wood Work, and Needle Felted Wool.

Adrienne Anderson, Martinsville;

Patricia Bevan, Blacksburg;

Heidi Bond, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Maggie Rose Brindley, Westfield, N.C.

Patricia Carr, Roanoke;

Judy Crowgey, Blacksburg;

David Hall, Floyd;

Donna Hartpence, Willis;

Ruth Lefko, Christiansburg;

Delores Lemay, Floyd;

Nick Millinazzo, Roanoke;

Amy Nichols, Elliston;

Christina O’Hara, Vinton;

Marsha Slopey-Paulekas, Floyd;

David Pearce, Blacksburg;

Nathan Popp, Radford;

Jenna Pynn, Check;

Deborah Reul, Newport;

Gayle Rolfe, Willis;

Daniel Sanchez, Willis;

Judith Scharite, Copper Hill;

Kathleen Sciarine, Willis;

Helen Shaw, Greensboro, N.C.

David Troutman, Meadows of Dan:

Gerri Young, Blacksburg.

Opening the same night are exhibitions in the Falcon and Breezeway Galleries.

The Falcon Gallery exhibition, titled “Peak Creek,” is a joint installation by Ken Smith and L.S. King.  Ken works in oil and Leslie’s medium is carborundum photo-based prints – an intaglio process of printing photographs.

Opening in the Breezeway Gallery, “Elephant in the Room,” with work by Dung Beetle (Floyd).  Beetle’s work gives the viewer a glimpse into the mind of a person who has used art as an outlet to help them heal psychological and emotional wounds.

For more information about The Floyd Center for the Arts: FloydArtCenter.org or call (540) 745-2784. The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Virginia 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Marsha Slopey-Paulekas, Early Spring Sunrise

Patricia Bevan, Hot Blooded


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