Current Exhibitions - May 2020
Crossroads Art Center Turns 18!
“We’re legal!” says Jenni Kirby, co-founder and now sole owner of Crossroads Art Center as the award willing gallery celebrates its 18th year in May 2020. In celebration, Kirby will host an Open House on Friday, May 15th featuring five new exhibitions: - The May 2020 All Media Show featuring juried pieces from a variety of local artists. - The Wednesday/Thursday Morning Independent Painting Group Show in which a specific group of artists who paint at CAC will be exhibiting pieces. - CAC Artists in Residence, Lily Snow Boykin and Steven Summerville will have a dual show Sychronicity of Stillness and Movement a juxtaposition between Summerville’s powerful, dynamic and Boykin’s quiet, refined styles of ceramics. - 2020 Vision, the Chester Artist’s Association Annual Show displaying works from CAA’s member artists. CAC was started 18 years ago by Kirby and artist, James Bassfield, when the Shockoe Bottom Arts Center moved to Petersburg. Since then, Bassfield has retired as a partner and Kirby has successfully run the business herself for the last eight years. CAC is the largest art gallery in the area, representing over 225 local artists.
Virtual May Open House will be streamed line on Facebook and Instagram on May 15th from 6:00 to 9:00pm at CAC at 2016 Staples Mill Road, 23230. We will also host a LIVE Open House on Saturday, June 27 from Noon - 4pm for all to attend.
- 6:00-6:45pm | May Juried All-Media Show Awards and Tour
- 7:00-7:20pm | Chester Artists Association Annual Exhibition and Darron Franta and Savannah Ball, Duality Exhibition Tours
- 7:30-8:00pm | Wednesday/Thursday Morning Painters Exhibition Tour
- 8:00-8:30pm | Building One Artists-in-Residence Tour
- 8:30-9:00pm | Building Two Artists-in-Residence Tour
Nonprofit Sponsor: Worthdays
Worthdays, “Because every child deserves to know they’re worth it!” will be the nonprofit bar sponsor. The event is free and open to the public.
Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions for May:
Chester Artists Association Annual Exhibition, "2020 Vision"
Chester Artist Association show takes 2020 vision to a creative level. Vision is not only the ability to see but also the ability to think or plan the future with wisdom and imagination. Vision is needed to make art and create.
Chester Artist Association is an independent, not for profit organization serving Chester 40 members and the art community through education, exhibitions, social events and monthly meetings with special programs and guest artists.
Wednesday/Thursday Independent Painters Group Annual Exhibition
May Juried All-Media Show
Crossroads Art Center hosts a bi-monthly call for entries for the Juried All-Media Show with cash prize awards. Come explore the selected artworks showcasing local artists and their mastery of form, color, and medium. The jurors for our May All-Media Show were Jennifer Glave and BJ Kocen of Glave Kocen Gallery.
Darron Franta and Savannah Ball, “Duality”
Duality is the result of a collaboration between fine art nature photographer, Darron Franta and abstract painter, Savannah Ball. This exhibit’s forced contrast in mediums, textures and colors illustrates that harmony can beautifully coexist between artistic processes for our enjoyment. Beginning with the same landscape, Franta and Ball have allowed their styles to not only coexist but to enrich the other; bringing about wonder, awe and inspiration.
Being unified in their mutual delight of the natural world, the artists have cultivated a visual feast of two dozen works of deeply rich photographs and texturized paintings. From the deserts of California, through the canyons of Utah, into the Virginia piedmont and all the way to the coastal Atlantic — these masterful expressions showcase the beauty that surrounds us, making it possible for us to bring these sites, and the emotions they evoke, into our daily lives.
Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 15, 2020 - Saturday, June 27, 2020
Exhibition Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00pm.