Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Small Works, Great Art"

The "Small Works, Great Art" show is open now through Dec. 18 at Water Street Gallery in Petersburg, W.Va.

Small Works seems a better description than" miniatures" and it accurately sums up the breadth of pieces included in the exhibit.

Mary is also inviting visitors to the gallery to create their own "Small Work" of art. She's created an art station in the corner of the room with paper and some basic supplies.

So stop by and see some lovely pieces, and create your own masterwork to take home!

Water Street Gallery is located near the intersection of WV 55 and U.S. 220 at the stoplight downtown in Petersburg. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Call 257-4513 during gallery hours to learn more.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another tiny landscape

Here's another of the tiny landscapes that will be part of the Water Street Gallery show. When I last visited owner Mary VanMeter, we were doing an initial run at organizing the pieces by putting them on the floor of one of the gallery spaces and moving them around.

She's planning to clear a wall in the front room of the gallery for the small works and bunch them into groups and rows.

A range of subject matter will be in the show, including landscapes, florals, religious iconography and fishing flies.

I'll find out when the show opens shortly and pass that along.

I also know that she's planning an open house for one Saturday during the show which will offer visitors the chance to make their own small works.