Meet the Artist: Sanjay Suchak, Photographer

Crozet Artisan Depot’s monthly Guest Artist Series continues in October with the presentation of photography by Sanjay Suchak.   The show is titled “From Richmond to the Blue Ridge:  New Takes on Familiar Landscapes” and will run from October 1-31, 2020 in the historic Crozet train depot, 5791 Three Notch’d Road, Crozet VA.  Sanjay will be present for a “Meet the Artist” event on Saturday, October 3rd, from 1:00-3:00pm.

 

Sanjay Michael Suchak is an independent commercial and editorial photographer based in Charlottesville, VA and working around the world.  His photographs have been published in such notable news media as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Architectural Digest, and The Los Angeles Times.

 

Locally, he is well-known in his role as senior photographer for the University of Virginia and tour photographer for several bands.  He enjoys photographing the region in all seasons. One of the tools he utilizes is the employment of aerial photography to capture familiar scenes in a unique perspective.

 

“I try to focus my photography on the human element as well as the symmetry of the scenes.”

—Sanjay Suchak

 

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of central Virginia, representing more than 80 regional artisans year-round.  Hours:  Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.  For more information please visit www.crozetartisandepot.com or www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot

Adventures in Beekeeping with Buzz Barnett & Ian Henry

Two Crozet beekeepers will share their experiences and lessons learned with their honeybees over the years in a lighthearted talk at Crozet Artisan Depot on March 14 from 11:00am-12:00pm. If you are curious about the importance of bees, love honey, thinking about getting into beekeeping, or in the midst of a personal crisis with your bees, come in for a lively talk about the peaks and valleys of beekeeping and sample some local honey. This event is presented in the historic Crozet train depot, 5791 Three Notch’d Road, and is part of Second Saturday Crozet, a community-wide day of arts events in the Crozet area.

Ian Henry has been involved with bees all his life and is active with the VA State Beekeepers Association, the Central VA Beekeepers Association, and the Eastern Apicultural Society. He rescues bees, collects swarms, and mentors other beekeepers. Buzz Barnett is relatively new to beekeeping but has been stung many times. Though he received his nickname as an infant, he didn’t realize his connection to bees until 7 years ago when he founded Jarmans Gap Apiary. “Buzz’s Best Honey” is produced just outside Crozet.

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of central Virginia, representing more than 80 regional artisans. For more information: www.crozetartisandepot.com or www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot.

Second Saturday Crozet at Crozet Artisan Depot

Crozet Artisan Depot is thrilled to present a show and sale of creative woodturnings by Mike Sorge of Ethos Woodturning (Middlebrook VA) from February 1-29, 2020. A Meet the Artist reception will be held as part of Second Saturday Crozet on February 8 from 1-3pm in the historic Crozet train depot, 5791 Three Notch’d Road.

“Creative woodturning is an amazing medium and enjoyable art. Trees are magnificent, often living beyond several human lifetimes. When a tree dies its inherent natural beauty can be an ongoing voice. Humanity, nature and the cosmos inspire my work, sculpting elegant undulating winged forms with an element of Ethos.” –Mike Sorge

Growing up in the San Gabriel Mountains of California, Mike developed a love of nature along with an appreciation of trees, their inherent beauty inspiring him to pursue the art of sculptural woodturning. He has taught classes and demonstrated his craft all over the US and has won numerous awards at competitions and fine art shows.

For his show at The Depot, Mike will bring fantastic sculptural “winged” woodturnings such as Manta Ray Lidded Boxes, Spirit Birds with a captured art glass sphere, Textured Cairn Structures, Winged Pagoda Boxes, as well as contemporary bowls.

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artist community of central Virginia, representing more than 80 regional artisans. For more information: www.crozetartisandepot.com or www.facebook.com/crozetartisandepot.

Make & Take: Finnish Star Ornament at Crozet Artisan Depot

It’s SECOND SATURDAY CROZET at Crozet Artisan Depot!  Mixed-media artist EVE WATTERS will teach us how to make a fantastic 3-dimensional paper star ornament that can be customized to suit any occasion.  Ages 6 through Adult.  Kids 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult.  A great project to do together!  $4/per person includes materials, instructions, & tools to make 1 ornament. Choose 1 of 2 sessions: 1-2pm or 2:30-3:30pm.  Reservations requested at 434-205-4795 or email [email protected]

Second Saturday Crozet at Crozet Artisan Depot

Crozet’s own Wild Blue Chocolate creates chocolate in its simplest form using only 2 ingredients: organic cacao and pure maple sugar. Chocolate maker Mike Sever will talk about his bean-to-bar process and provide a tasting flight of cacao from nib to amazing chocolate bar!

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artisan community of central VA representing over 80 artists and crafters showcased in the historic Crozet Train Depot.  Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sunday 12-5.  www.crozetartisandepot.com

Second Saturday Crozet at Crozet Artisan Depot

Terra Voce, one of Virginia’s musical gems, thrills audiences with lively concert programs that explore a colorful array of musical styles from Baroque to tango. Local musicians Elizabeth Brightbill, flute and Andrew Gabbert, cello will play selections from their acclaimed CDs as well as new arrangements!

Crozet Artisan Depot is a hub for the artisan community of central VA, representing over 80 artists and crafters showcased in the historic Crozet Train Depot.  Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sunday 12-5.  www.crozetartisandepot.com

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.