Charles Harris Library Gallery
exhibitions Scaffolding
Closing Reception: Thursday March 23th, 2009, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

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Scaffolding highlights the work of several Southwest Virginia artists – painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, ceramicists, muralists –  who teach at area colleges. The ‘scaffolding’ of the title refers to the supportive role these artists play for students in the area; a sort of temporary infrastructure built around young artists as they develop their work and ideas. These artists, remembering their own formative experiences, are aware of the powerful potential they have to advance student’s artistic growth. They become the means through which art ideas get transmitted from the past to the present, and forward into the future. Through traditional classroom settings and particularly their own artistic practice (the results of which are on view in this exhibition) these artists offer divergent examples to the next generation of what an artist’s life might look like.

The Charles Harris Library Art Gallery is proud to exhibit the work of these artists and welcomes the local and regional communities to visit. 

Artists in the exhibition include: Suzanne Adams-Ramsey, Chuck Clisso, David Constable, Alice Harrington, Bill Harris, Heather Harvey, Misty Stratton, Ray Stratton, and James Veenstra.


Images (l to r):
San Marcos Windows II,  Alice Harrington,  
Intaglio-type,  2006
I've seen where the rest of me is going,  Heather Harvey,  Wax, plaster, fiberglass, gouache,  2008
Yesterday,  Suzanne Adams-Ramsey,  Art Quilt
The Disassociated,  James Veenstra,  Acrylic on pane, 2009