Second Saturday Crozet Reception at Crozet Artisan Depot

Crozet Artisan Depot is thrilled to present a show and sale of pottery by Stephen Palmer of Stephen Palmer Ceramics (Charlottesville VA) from March 1-31, 2020. A Meet the Artist reception will be held as part of Second Saturday Crozet on March 14 from 1-3pm in the historic Crozet train depot, 5791 Three Notch’d Road.

For his show at The Depot, Stephen will bring bowls, jars, plates, teapots, and other functional items designed with whimsy to bring joy to the user. Many of his pieces are a combination of wheel throwing and hand building, using an underglaze transfer process to add patterns. They are then fired to cone 6 oxidation.

As I grow older, it’s the things from childhood that bring me joy and influence my work: a toy rocket ship that could take me to the moon, a plastic dinosaur that carries the soldier into battle, and robots, lots of robots. The mechanical aspect of my pieces is influenced by Jules Verne and his many fantastic adventures.” –Stephen Palmer

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.

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 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.

Wine Wednesday

Wine Wednesday at King Family Vineyards

Work week got you down? We’ve got just the thing to get you through to the weekend!

Join us for “Wine Wednesday” at King Family Vineyards. Grab a glass of your favorite King Family Vineyards wine and enjoy local food as the sun sets behind the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Food will be provided by one of the area’s premier local food trucks.

Our Tasting Room will be open for bottle and glass sales from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. and food will be served from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Our doors and patios will close promptly at 8:30 pm.

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