Exhibits Archive: 2002

A Day on the Abingdon Branch: The Photography of O. Winston Link, 1955-1957

This rare photography collection captures the last steam train on the Virginia Creeper rail line. Of the Abingdon Branch, O. Winston Link said, “at times the locomotives are almost incidental to the picture. They add to the rural scenery: streams, little bridges and country roads, trees, mountains, cows. They would come by then be gone, leaving behind just a ...

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Virginia Watercolor Society Twenty-Third Jurored Exhibition

Works by 97 of Virginia’s best watercolorists are showcased in this audience-friendly exhibition. Guest juror Ray Kass selected the show from submitted slides.   The Virginia Watercolor Society, organized in 1979 by Roanoke artists John Will Creasy and Ernest Johnson, is comprised of artists and non-painters who seek to ...

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Virginia Clothed: Commerce and Fashion Along the Great Wagon Road, 1780-1900

With Virginia Clothed, you can view more than 35 garments and accessories that date between 1780 and 1900, including examples from Russell, Tazewell, Smyth, Wythe, and Washington counties as well as Bristol,Va., and Bristol, Tenn. The exhibition also offers the chance to see handmade, ready made and custom ...

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Studio Retro: Ten Years in the Making

William King Regional Arts Center’s Resident Studio Artist Program will celebrate its tenth birthday during 2002, as will the Arts Center. What better way to honor this important component of the Arts Center’s mission – that of nurturing and showcasing regional artists – than to hold a retrospective exhibition showcasing the artists who have had residencies here?

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That Happy Land: Two Exhibitions Celebrating the Natural Beauty of Virginia’s Heartland

That Happy Land Views of the Valley: 19th Century Landscapes by Edward Beyer: Edward Beyer was born in 1820 in the German Rhineland. He studied art at the Dusseldorf Academy and painted in Dresden until he left for America around 1850. Beyer’s small details and tiny figures depict the rural Virginia ...

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The Riches of Family: An American Journey from Slavery to Prosperity and As Long as the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East

As Long As the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East: thirty-six large black and white photographs by North Carolina photographer Carolyn DeMeritt provide a beautiful documentation of many well-known and not-so-well-known Native American tribes in the southern United States. Frye Gaillard, a North Carolina author, has written ...

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Curious Notions, Fanciful Whims: Folk Art from the Southern Highlands

The Arts Center is honored to have this opportunity to present the folk art collection of Howard Campbell, allowing us to see the work of the region’s outsider artists as seen through his perceptive lens. In 1994, very early in the fieldwork for the Cultural Heritage Project, Howard Campbell’s most extraordinary collection was documented and ...

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Stefano della Bella: Baroque Printmaker

This exhibition of approximately 20 prints features the work of Baroque artist Stefano della Bella (1610-1664), a prolific creator of landscapes, city scenes, battles, animal studies, mythological subjects and fantasies. A skilled draftsman and accomplished etcher, he created an extensive body of work of thousands of images through the patronage of the Florence court and Medici family. ...

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From These Hills 2003: Southwest Virginia Artists & Their Neighbors

Celebrating the diversity of artistic talent in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, From These Hills: Southwest Virginia Artists & Their Neighbors is a major exhibition of new works by artists working in all media in Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. ...

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Crazy for Hollywood: Popular Culture & American Film Stars, 1926-1962 The C. Robert Weisfeld Collection

Local collector C. Robert Weisfeld has been intrigued with Hollywood memorabilia for more than three decades, acquiring clothing, shoes, accessories, photographs and print materials from stars of the grand era of film, the 1930s, 40s and 50s.   Objects featured in the exhibition include both personal items of ...

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