Second Saturdays art opening with Hannah Chiarella

Art on the Trax will feature artwork by Hannah Chiarella during the month of December!


My work tries to reconcile the disorder of nature and the rigid order of graphic design. I try to recreate, yet reimagine, the beauty of natural textures and inspiration in modern and geometric compositions. I am especially interested in art nouveau and how historic depictions of nature can continue to be reshaped for a more contemporary word.

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception on February 9th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events. We will be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.
All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Old Crozet Train Station, at 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

Second Saturdays art opening with Deliece Blanchard

Art on the Trax will feature artwork by Deliece Blanchard during the month of December!

 

LOOKING WEST

A collection of plein air paintings from national parks

Drawing on her education in biology and music, Lynchburg artist Deliece Blanchard, uses elements of rhythm and lyrical shapes, along with a sharp observation of the landscape in her plein air paintings. This show features work created in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado where Deliece often paints while her husband Fred, fly-fishes. A fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA, gave Deliece an opportunity to make large paintings from these small plein air studies. Her prize-winning work has been shown throughout Virginia.

“My 24-year career as a cellist, strings teacher, and orchestra director in the Lynchburg public schools was integral to my development as an artist, and taught me to cherish the creative spirit in all people.  I am really happy to be painting full-time now. It’s a lot like being a kid again.”

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception on December 8th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events. We will be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Old Crozet Train Station, at 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

Second Saturdays art opening with Frederick Nichols

Art on the Trax will feature artwork by renowned local painter and printmaker Frederick Nichols during the month of September.

From the artist:

“My work is concerned with beauty and the picturesque landscape: the clear, blue day that warms the soul; the waterfall that flows with sound and movement; the peacefulness of an afternoon stream; the colors of a tree changing seasons.”

 

His work features iconic Virginia landscapes, with beautiful scenes from Farmington, the Blue Ridge, James River, and elsewhere.

 

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception on September 8th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, at 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Judith Ely

Art on the Trax will feature “Where We Belong” by Judith Ely during the month of June, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, June 9th from 4-6pm.

Judith Ely, Charlottesville area artist presents abstracted landscapes in acrylics. Her intention is to leave much open for the viewer to decide. Enjoy the outdoor scenes and the whimsy that goes along with them.

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception on June 9th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, at 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on The Trax with Nancy Spahr

Art on the Trax will feature “Nesting In II” Mixed Media by Nancy Spahr during the month of May, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, May 12th from 4-6pm.

From the artist: These bird nest paintings celebrate the cycle of avian parenthood, which is condensed into a much shorter time frame than humans – four to seven weeks from constructing the nest, to embryo, to fledgling. Ready for flight!  My nest works use tar along with oil paints, plus added textures of natural and found materials, often from old bird nests.

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception on May 12th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, at 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Christen Yates

Art on the Trax will feature “the delight is in the surprise” by Christen Yates during the month of April, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, April 14th from 4-6pm.

Christen’s paintings explore our relationships with the surrounding landscape using loose and suggestive strokes that imply an immediacy of encounter within which she wants the viewer to linger. Her current show records her attention to and experience of lands and animals in and around White Hall. Christen lives and works by the mountains on Sugar Hollow Road with her husband, four kids and flock of hens.

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception on April 14th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

Second Saturday Art Opening with Tracy Knight

 

Art on the Trax will feature “Tracy’s Folly” Painting + Printmaking Series by Tracy Knight during the month of March, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, March 10th from 4-6pm.

Born and raised in Charlottesville, with a Canadian heritage, Tracy Knight grew up surrounded by art and creativity. Painting has been in her family for many generations. Working with colors, whether it is canvas or fabric, has always been a passion for Knight. The essence of color is the foundation of her work. Inspired by her love of the ocean, clouds and her mother’s gardens, Knight works primarily with pastel colors. Experimenting with different techniques and mediums to bring colors to life, she expresses nature in abstract form.

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception on March 10th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, at 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Phil Radcliffe

“Flight: Watercolors by Phil Radcliffe”

Art on the Trax will “Flight: Watercolors by Phil Radcliffe” during the month of February, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, February 10th from 4-6pm.

The wonder of flight, combining an affection for aircraft and adventure with a love of nature, Phillip Radcliffe paints what captures his imagination. Detailed war planes soar over dramatic clouds contrasting machining marvels with natural beauty. Birds isolated on flat backgrounds showcase these incredible flying animals. Rendered with watercolor and pen and ink the work showcases an attention to composition and a respect for the subject matter.

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception February 10th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

 

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Carrol Mallin

“American Icons” by Carrol Mallin

Art on the Trax will “American Icons” by Carrol Mallin during the month of January, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, January 13th from 4-6pm.

Mallin has come to painting late in life, during her retirement from careers in psychotherapy and the Episcopal ministry.
Color is what captures her most. She chooses to work in acrylics because of the vividness of their color. In floral and still life paintings she has especially enjoyed the many things acrylics can do with additives such as molding paste and gels.

In the last several years Mallin has been involved in paintings themed on social justice. In these, she intends to convey an understanding of the disadvantaged or discriminated against who sometimes seem alien or frightening. As Georgia O’Keefe said, “I found I could say things with color that I couldn’t say any other way – things I have no words for.”

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception December 9th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Sarah Tremaine

Art on the Trax will present “Wearing Nature” by Sarah Tremaine during the month of December, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, December 9th from 4-6pm.

“Wearing Nature” is a show of hand made clothing and accessories made of wool, silk and gathered plant materials.  Garments and accessories create a forest of items available for personal adornment.  In her beautiful fiber work, Tremaine applies the techniques of wet felting, eco-printing and hand dyeing; and uses local plant materials to create eco-prints (botanical prints) and natural dyes on a variety of natural fibers.  Surface design is built in layers of abstract and discernable patterns, reflecting back on their material origins and creating endlessly unique textures, colors and patterns.  All of her work is inspired by the ever changing beauty of nature: Inspired by Nature, Made by Hand.

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception December 9th. This reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events and runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We’ll be serving up The Art Box’s famous ice cream sundaes topped with fruit from local orchards.

All events are free and open to the public. Art on the Trax is located at Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.