Second Saturday Crozet Reception at Crozet Artisan Depot

Crozet Artisan Depot is thrilled to present a show and sale of fabric handbags by guest artist Victoria Horner of Victoria Horner Creative Handbags from November 1-30, 2019. Come meet Victoria at the Second Saturday Crozet reception on November 9th from 2-4pm in the historic Crozet train depot, 5791 Three Notch’d Road!

“I describe my bags as art-to-go – functional creations that make a bold statement in both color and silhouette. I strive to design unique, individual works of art that can be seen, touched and enjoyed on a regular basis.”

Victoria creates structured bags by hand and machine sewing using contemporary fabrics, with a design nod to the past. For her show, Victoria will bring evening bags, clutches, totes, “doctor” bags, and smaller accessories including wallets and eyeglass cases.

After working in NYC for American artist Andy Warhol and then later as a designer for J Crew, Victoria’s passion for art and fashion grew into her own dress line. She relocated to Charlottesville in 1995. Her dress business evolved into Victoria Horner Creative Handbags, which has been her focus since 1997.

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of central Virginia, representing 80 regional artisans. We encourage you to visit The Depot in November to view this special show! For more information please sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter – www.crozetartisandepot.com –or like our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot.

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Linda Verdery

“A Mind of Seasons” paintings by Linda Verdery

Art on the Trax is pleased to welcome back local artist, Linda Verdery.  Her show, “A Mind of Seasons,” will be on display at Art on the Trax for the month of October.  About her work: “I try to reach beyond my eye alone to respond to a subject’s mood, atmosphere or even narrative. Sometimes favorite objects or places suggest memories I wish to hold on to. For landscapes, I only paint places I know well. Abstracts come from a perception that is distilled. Stylistically, I let the subject determine the approach. Starting with knives, I apply large swaths of color and then plan the color notes and opening gestures. I draw and redraw, scrape and scrub. My process seems to require missteps and I enjoy the redos, letting the act of painting just take over. In my studio are always three or four paintings in process and more are left to face the wall.”  

The artist reception will be held during Second Saturday, on October 12th from 2:00 – 4:00 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. This exhibit is free and on view for the month of October.  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 Saturday Crozet Reception at Crozet Artisan Depot

Crozet Artisan Depot is thrilled to present a show and sale of ceramic work by guest artist Elizabeth Herlevsen of Red Mud Hen Pottery from October 1-31, 2019. Come meet Elizabeth at the Second Saturday Crozet reception on October 12th from 2-4pm in the historic Crozet train depot, 5791 Three Notch’d Road!

As a functional potter, Elizabeth balances art and family in the lovely community of Crozet, VA. Here she is equal parts distracted and inspired by the mountain, trails, and varied culture of the area. The siren’s call of earthy, wonderful clay keeps her exploring techniques and aesthetics while always producing functional unique objects that people can use to keep their everyday life joyful and mindful. For her show at The Depot, Elizabeth will bring a variety of tableware including mugs, vases, and platters.

An avid teacher, Elizabeth has taught fine arts in a variety of environments and communities. From an inner-city school to a rural district, the draw remains strong to find how the visual arts may support the lives of her students. She currently is a member of the Visual Arts faculty at St. Anne’s- Belfield School in Charlottesville.

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of central Virginia, representing 80 regional artisans. We encourage you to visit The Depot in October to view this special show! For more information please sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter – www.crozetartisandepot.com –or like our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot.

Second Saturday Crozet Reception at Crozet Artisan Depot

Crozet Artisan Depot is thrilled to present a show and sale of Felted Wearable Art by guest artist Karen Shapcott of Middle River Creations from September 1-30, 2019. Come meet Karen at the opening reception on September 14th from 2-4pm in the historic Crozet train depot!

Karen’s unique collection includes colorful scarves, stylish ponchos, and fanciful hats. She creates these handmade pieces using a technique called “wet felting”. Each item is made using the finest wools, silks, and decorative embellishments.

Karen Shapcott’s artwork has evolved through 25 years of felting experience and years of study. Her studio is located in Staunton, VA along the Middle River where she both creates her artwork and teaches classes.

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of central Virginia, representing 80 regional artisans. We encourage you to visit The Depot in September to view this special show! For more information please sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter – www.crozetartisandepot.com –or like our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot.

Second Saturday Crozet Reception at Crozet Artisan Depot

Crozet Artisan Depot is thrilled to present a show and sale of blown glass work by guest artist Minh Martin of Romeo Glass from August 1-31, 2019. An opening reception will take place as part of Second Saturday Crozet on August 10th from 1-3pm in the historic Crozet train depot.

Minh Martin creates blown glass stemware and vessels in his Romeo Glass studio near Charlottesville, VA. For his August show at The Depot, he will bring a mix of exquisite goblets, vases, and sculptural work.

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of central Virginia, representing 80 regional artisans. We encourage you to visit The Depot in August to view this special show! For more information please sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter – www.crozetartisandepot.com –or like our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot.

Second Saturday Art Reception at Crozet Artisan Depot

“The Art of Whimsy”: Mixed-Media Jewelry by Stephen Dalton
Crozet Artisan Depot is thrilled to present a show and sale of jewelry by guest artist Stephen Dalton of Half-baked Ideas from July 1-31, 2019. Stephen will be at the Meet the Artist Reception on the Second Saturday July 13th from 1-3pm in the historic Crozet train depot.

Stephen Dalton has been making watercolor paper and epoxy jewelry for more than 25 years. Animals and nature—with a twist—have always been important subjects in his work. His work includes whimsical pin-pendants, necklaces, earrings, as well as abstract sculptural pieces. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, lightweight, durable, and always created with the aim of bringing a little joy and lightness into all our lives!

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of central Virginia, representing 80 regional artisans. We encourage you to visit The Depot in June to view this special show! For more information please sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter – www.crozetartisandepot.com –or like our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot.

Second Saturday Art Reception at Crozet Artisan Depot

Crozet Artisan Depot is thrilled to present a show and sale of wood bowls by guest artist and master woodturner FREDERICK WILLIAMSON from June 1-30, 2019. Frederick will be at the Meet the Artist Reception on the Second Saturday June 8th from 1-3pm in the historic Crozet train depot. Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of central Virginia, representing 80 regional artisans. We encourage you to visit The Depot in June to view this special show! Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5.  5791 Three Notch’d Rd, Crozet VA

Second Saturday Art Reception at Crozet Artisan Depot

Art Opening/May Featured Artist Reception – “Being Outside”, Oil Paintings by Virginia artist Linda Staiger. Finding peace and tranquility in the natural landscape, Linda paints rivers, forests, trees, and flowers, aiming to express the awe of being out there in the beauty. May 11, 3:00-5:00pm. Free.  Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of Central VA, representing 80 artists from our region.  Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5.  434-205-4795

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Tom Tartaglino

Art on the Trax at Creative Framing & The Art Box will be hosting demos and an opening reception on May 11th to celebrate the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival!

If you’re feeling inspired, at 12PM stop by as you visit other local venues for a demonstration on pour painting using Golden pouring mediums, an ever-popular technique that can be used to create beautiful abstract artwork.

Art on the Trax will also be hosting an opening reception for prints and paintings by Tom Tartaglino from 2PM to 4PM.

Today we have more distractions than ever. We cannot drive our cars without the cell phone going off.  We spin about controlled by our phones, social media, streaming news flashes and noise. We are being stressed like never before and it seems difficult to change our trajectory.

But there is Nature. Nature who can calm us down and defrag us with her beauty and acceptance.  Coming back to nature is being centered. You remember it from before technology. You remember that you liked walking in the woods, discovering a new plant, hearing a new bird. You like when the woods bloom in spring and the fragrance travels on the wind. It makes you quiet again.

Creativity happens when we are quiet. It is an in-the-moment activity, a meditation. It is where inspiration is born. Where an ordinary object becomes fascinating. Where the shadow of a tree has a whole world inside it. Where animals have personalities and magic becomes possible.– Tom Tartaglino

Our 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 Saturday Art Reception at Crozet Artisan Depot

“JAKE’S CLAY ART: Animation & Energy” – Crozet Artisan Depot is thrilled to present the lively and colorful pottery of Jake Johnson in a show and sale from April 1-30, 2019. Meet the Artist Reception on the Second Saturday April 13th from 3-5 in the historic Crozet train depot. 5791 Three Notch’d Rd,  Crozet VA.  434-205-4795.  www.crozetartisandepot.com