Upcoming 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.
The Virtual May 2020 Open House will be streamed live on Facebook and Instagram on May 15th from 6:00 to 9:00pm at CAC at 2016 Staples Mill Road, 23230.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:
James River Art League, "Small Things Large"
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” - Robert Brault.
“Small Things Large” is a themed exhibit by James River Art League, and the paintings express each artist's interpretation of this quote. The exhibit displays March 20 - May 3 at Crossroads Art Center and is a must-see!
Focus Group Camera Club Annual Exhibition
The Focus Group Camera Club is a consortium of photographers dedicated to the study and enjoyment of photography. This exhibit exemplifies the wide range of interests and talents of the members of Focus Group Camera Club. While the medium is always photography, images may be created using film or digital methods, as well as infrared and high dynamic range techniques. The subject matter ranges from nature to dance, and from photojournalism or street photography to abstract.
There are 35 regular members and 6 advisory members in the club, plus two honorary members. The group meets monthly at River Road Presbyterian Church, and sponsors field trips, seminars, a website, and exhibits of members' work. Please visit our website: www.focusgroupCC.com and view our members’ galleries.
View Focus Camera Group Video that introduces their show show and talks about the show -
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.
March 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. Special thanks to Iris E. Holliday and David Everette for jurying our March All-Media Show.
Exhibition Dates: March 20, 2020 – May 3, 2020
Exhibition Hours: Mondays – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Featuring David Cheatham and his piece "Hens in Heels" in the All Media Show