Art Class–Grades 5-8–Printmaking

Explore the amazing world of printmaking. Learn to make linocuts, wrapping paper, monotypes and more. Students can express their own personal style while learning classic art techniques.

5 weeks starting April 22

Mondays 6-7:30

Register online at CrozetArts.org

Questions? Email:  [email protected]

Paint Nite at Starr Hill Brewery

Join us at Starr Hill Brewery for an instructor led Paint Nite event! Get creative while enjoying your favorite Starr Hill Brews. No experience required ages 21+

The Blue Ridge and Beyond

During the month of May, Crozet Artisan Depot proudly presents new work by graphic designer and illustrator Barbara Shenefield. Barbara will be at the Second Saturday Opening Reception on May 12th from 3-5pm in the historic Crozet train depot.

In this month-long show and sale, Barbara presents her beautiful art posters which represent many of Virginia’s most scenic features and locations. These posters are in a style reminiscent of the classic posters commissioned for the National Parks. Though they have a retro sensibility, they are also very clean and contemporary-looking.

We encourage you to visit The Depot soon to view her work! For more information please sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter – www.crozetartisandepot.com –or like our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot.

Artist Bio

A native New Yorker, Barbara Shenefield currently resides in Charlottesville, VA. Her education is in art, architecture, and science. She earned a BFA in visual art from Purchase College, and attended architecture school at Cooper Union.

“Living in such a beautiful place makes making art easy and inspiring. I draw either on paper or directly in the computer. The posters are printed with a very high resolution printer using ultrachrome inks on high quality Kae-Lin paper. The flat, densely pigmented areas of color have an appearance similar to silkscreened prints.”

www.shenefielddesign.com

Crozet: A Mighty Little Town by Oana Moore

During the month of April, Crozet Artisan Depot proudly presents new work by local photographer Oana Moore. Oana will be at the Second Saturday Opening Reception on April 14th from 3-5pm in the historic Crozet train depot.

In this month-long show and sale, Oana presents a collection of recent photographs of the Crozet and Western Albemarle area.

“I love photographing the Crozet area with its beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, reservoir lakes, amazing wineries, orchards, horse and cattle farms.”

Artist Bio

Oana Moore, a local photographer specializing in family portraits and equine photography, is equally passionate about shooting landscapes. She grew up in Romania, lived in several major European cities, and spent a year in Scotland before settling in the United States. Oana has called Crozet home for the past eight years and has photographed the area extensively. In her photography, her focus is to create a fine art image with careful consideration to composition and light. You can see more of her work at www.oanamoore.com.

“It’s the Little Things” – New Jewelry Work by Kathleen Mistry

During the month of October, Crozet Artisan Depot proudly presents new jewelry by our Featured Artist Kathleen Mistry. Kathleen will be at the Second Saturday Opening Reception on October 14th from 3-5pm in the historic Crozet train depot.

Kathleen’s new work is inspired by memories of some of nature’s fleeting moments: a dogwood blossom, a winter sunrise, misty woods, or a chickadee perched on a branch…Using distinctive pairings of etched brass, resin, and personal photographs, each piece captures a unique and special moment in the artist’s experience. This new collection of wearable art includes earrings, necklaces, cuff bracelets, rings, and pins.

Artist Bio:
Kathleen Mistry is a jewelry artist, painter, and community builder in the arts. She received a BA in Art from San Jose State with an emphasis in metal work and painting. As an adult education instructor, she specialized in helping people reconnect with their creativity. After moving to Crozet, VA, she became very involved with the artist community, serving as President at C’ville Arts for six years. She is especially proud to have been a founding partner at Crozet Artisan Depot. Although she recently relocated to Portland, OR, the decade she spent living and working in Central Virginia continues to inspire her work.

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

“Evocations” by Linda Verdery

Art on the Trax will present “Evocations” by Linda Verdery during the month of September, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, September 9th from 4-6pm.

From the Artist

I’ve come to painting after a career as a writer and teacher of Literature where Voice matters. Voice seems essential to painting as well. The natural world speaks in its various seasons and moods. These Evocationsrespond to the seasons: the bouyant light and blanketed calm of winter snows, Autumn’s mute fog or sanguine fields, Spring’s quaking greens, Summer’s call to look close and far. And sometimes a clutch of  flowers that simply say, Glad to be alive.

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception September 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 Linda Verdery

“Evocations” by Linda Verdery

Art on the Trax will present “Evocations” by Linda Verdery during the month of September, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on Saturday, September 9th from 4-6pm.

From the Artist: I’ve come to painting after a career as a writer and teacher of Literature where Voice

matters. Voice seems essential to painting as well. The natural world speaks in its various seasons and moods. These Evocationsrespond to the seasons: the bouyant light and blanketed calm of winter snows, Autumn’s mute fog or sanguine fields, Spring’s quaking greens, Summer’s call to look close and far. And sometimes a clutch of  flowers that simply say, Glad to be alive.

Please join us for a Second Saturday Opening Reception September 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.

Capturing Nature’s Beauty

Throughout July we are presenting the hand-painted ceramics of Elizabeth Karaffa. Elizabeth will be at the opening reception on Saturday, July 8 from 3-5 p.m.

Elizabeth Karaffa graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking. Though she has painted all her life, for over fifteen years she has concentrated on painting tiles and porcelain. She participates in arts and crafts shows across Virginia, teaches art classes for gifted children, and creates custom artwork. Her tile designs are installed in kitchens and bathrooms throughout the state.

Elizabeth’s tiles are layered with color. After the initial painting, they are fired in a kiln reaching 1,400 degrees, cooled, painted and fired again – a process repeated up to five times to achieve the desired depth of color and detail. The paints, made from powdered porcelain glazes mixed with oil, fuse to the tile’s surface during firing. Each tile is the result not only of creative inspiration, but also of careful craftsmanship.

Meeting new people and sharing in their artistic vision is a benefit of custom artwork. Elizabeth enjoys getting to know her customers and working to incorporate their personal taste into her designs.

Inspired by the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, Elizabeth’s favorite pastime is walking through the woods and fields near her home, seeking new subject matter for her paintings. She resides in historic Staunton, Virginia, with her husband, Tom, and Pembroke Corgi, Dewy. They have six children and five grandchildren.

“Here and There”, landscape paintings by Gray S. Dodson

“Here and There”, landscape paintings by Gray S. Dodson

Second Saturday at Art on the Trax (a gallery at Creative Framing & The Art Box in Crozet, Virginia):

Art on the Trax will host “Here and There”, landscape paintings by Gray S. Dodson during the month of April, with a Second Saturday Artist Reception on April 12th.

Local artist, Gray Dodson, works on site, rapidly capturing the character of place, moment, and mood in her landscape paintings.  Born in the Tidewater area, Dodson now lives in Nelson County and is a full time painter, traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.

The opening reception is part of Crozet’s Second Saturday events on April 12th. The event runs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and will feature 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 in Creative Framing and The Art Box, across from the Olde Crozet Train Station, 5784 Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, Virginia.

USAF HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND – American Clarinet Quartet FREE Concert

FREE CONCERT:The United States Air Force American Clarinet QuartetF

Enjoy  a concert  given by the United States Air Force Heritage of America American Clarinet Quartet at Crozet Arts on Friday, February 7th at 7:30 pm.  The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in the Music Studio.  Please arrive early; seating is limited.

The American Clarinet Quartet, recently re-activated to the USAF Heritage of America Band, provides virtuosic and enthusiastic performances for audiences from South Carolina to Maine.  Drawing on years of professional experience, these four accomplished musicians present an exciting and polished program that captivates audiences of all ages.  The American Clarinet Quartet’s diverse repertoire includes traditional classical repertoire, rousing patriotic marches, Klezmer music, Broadway, Jazz, Latin and South American music, as well as their own original arrangements.

Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among all the US military service branches.  These world- class musicians are stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.  They travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, presenting over 300 events annually  for the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events.

The USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of communicating Air Force core values and preserving and enriching America’s military  and musical heritage into the 21st century.  For additional information about this free concert, please contact [email protected] visit the band’s website www.heritageofamericabandd.af.mil