WMRA’s art show

Brent Finnegan -- August 26th, 2006

I stopped by WMRA’s art show today. This is something new they’re trying, that they weren’t able to do when they were located at Anthony-Seeger Hall.

Artists’ tents are set up in the parking lot of WMRA. Pencil artist Ken Schuler, stone sculpter Gail Geer, and glass blower Minh Martin are among the artists exhibiting and selling their work. One that caught my eye in particular was Richard Faut, who does photographic prints on aged wood, straw, and various other mediums. Pretty cool.

I talked to the organizer, and he said they’ve had a trickle of people through there all day, but that folks seem to be buying. One factor for the “trickle” could be the way the parking lot at MRA/XJM is set up. The tents are clearly visible from Cantrell, but the parking lot access is on the other side of CVS on Reservoir. Another other factor could be the glaring heat. It was in the mid-90s today, with little or no breeze.

This is something you don’t see much of in Hburg, but hopefully something we’ll see more of (perhaps in the spring or fall?). The show continues until 7 this evening, and runs from 10am to 7pm tomorrow (Sunday).

-finnegan

One Response to “WMRA’s art show”

  1. chucknorris says:

    Richard Faut is good. He used to teach a little photo class at the rec center. He did the last show at JMU’s Zirkle House before they tore it down. I forget which paper did an article on it (DNR’s Escape?). He took photos and printed them on the walls of the room.

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