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Congratulations Camp Mont Shenandoah 90 years and still going strong

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Congratulations Camp Mont Shenandoah 90 years and still going strong

Painting by Curney Nuffer available at Cabell Gallery

This summer, Camp Mont Shenandoah celebrates its 90th year.  Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, it is the oldest private residential camp in continuous operation in the state.  “Significantly, this turn-of-the-century camp is among the few places that created outdoor experiences solely for young women, and to this day the place has retained its architectural heritage and its picturesque setting,” said Julie Langan, Director of Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources Director.

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Why emerging artists?

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Why emerging artists?

So you want to own original art. Fantastic! Owning art and starting a small collection not only adds a lot of personality to your space, but is often one of the most fun and rewarding investments you can make.  When considering art, look closely at emerging artists. These are the artists that are just getting their careers going. You won’t find them in a lot of galleries; most likely they are marketing themselves or going to art fairs. But if you don’t have the time to hit every art fair in Virginia…the Cabell Gallery of Fine Art is the perfect place for you. We specialize in emerging artists from Virginia. In general, their work is more affordable then well established artists because they don’t have a “name” yet. But this doesn’t mean their art isn’t good. It just means they haven’t been noticed by the “right” people in the art world…yet. 


Buying an emerging artist could get you in on the ground floor of something that will be worth a lot more someday, but remember, that is not why you should buy. Buy what you like, not what is on trend. Buy art because you are drawn to it, and because you will enjoy it being a part of your home. Living with art you love will enhance your everyday life! Smaller and affordable work is the easiest way to start a collection. This could mean a smaller piece by an established artist, a work on paper, or a piece from an emerging artist. There is fantastic art available in everyone’s price range. Stop by the Cabell Gallery to see dozens of artists from this region who make all sorts of works that might connect with you. You can always check out the website, too, www.cabellgallery.com.

 

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HOUSE MOUNTAIN AFFAIR

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HOUSE MOUNTAIN AFFAIR

House Mountain. It’s as much a part of the Lexington landscape as W&L or VMI. Maybe more…it’s been there longer. But something about that mountain seems to stay in Rockbridge County residents’ minds, and in their hearts. Perhaps Harry Hathaway Warner said it best when he said he’d been “having an affair with House Mountain…stretching over 60 years.” In fact, he wrote a book about it and you can own a copy yourself while helping to raise money to benefit House Mountain.

The book is called House Mountain Affair: A Personal Journal and Pictorial Study of the Signature Landmark of Lexington, Virginia, by Harry Hathaway Warner.

And this Friday, December 4th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm, Cabell Gallery welcomes local author Harry Hathaway Warner for a book signing, reception, and an exhibition of Virginia landscapes artwork. 

All proceeds from book sales will go to the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council to aid in their mission of protecting Rockbridge County’s natural treasures, including House Mountain. Those who purchase a book will also receive a voucher for a 10% discount on one Cabell Gallery item valid for 60 days following the event.   

It’s nice to support local authors and to have your money go to a deserving cause. But there is something magical about House Mountain, and to read Mr. Warner’s book makes you see that others, past and present, know that too. To own the book makes you feel as if you own a piece of the mountain itself. The way he invites you into his heart and hopes and dreams is so intimate. And yes, you get lots of beautiful pictures and maps and historical context, but Mr. Warner also shows you a piece of himself, the piece that has spent all these years in a House Mountain Affair.

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Nationally known Artist, Christopher Wynn Presented By Cabell Gallery

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Nationally known Artist, Christopher Wynn Presented By Cabell Gallery

Join Cabell Gallery November 6 for the show opening

Christopher majored in fine art at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the University of California Berkeley, where he graduated with a B.S.. Further art studies include Otis Parsons art institute and Santa Monica JC, and Foothill JC in Los Altos, CA.

After graduating, he worked for years as an art director and creative director for numerous corporations and advertising agencies on the West Coast. In 1992 he began wynncreative.com and produced artwork and campaigns for many of Silicon Valley's largest and most successful companies.

In 2005 and 2006, Christopher circumvented the globe solo for seven months to paint watercolors plein aire in over 24 countries.

Currently, his watercolors are represented by a number of art galleries and art venues on the East and West Coast, and in and around Richmond, Virginia in particular

Christopher has won well over 65 National and International Awards for both his design and fine art. 

The artist is a member of numerous professional organizations, including:

A Signature member of the Southern Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Virginia Watercolor Society, the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, the Alabama Watercolor, Missouri Watercolor Society, The American Artists Professional League, NYC and in 2015, the Georgia Watercolor Society.

Further memberships in:

National Watercolor Society
American Watercolor Society
Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Watercolor West
Bon Air Artists Association

 

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 Friday, August 7th 5:00-7:00 Linda Hollett  Live Demonstration

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Friday, August 7th 5:00-7:00 Linda Hollett Live Demonstration

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Taking advantage of the beautiful weather today in Richmond, artist and VMFA docent Linda Hollett-Bazouzi paints our sculpture garden “en plein air”, a technique of painting outside to capture the natural light and movement of a place as it unfolds before the artist. Popular from the mid-19th century onward by many artists, including painters seen in our collection such as Monet and Pissarro. Where would you set up your easel on a day like today?

On Friday August 7th from 5:00pm - 7:30pm Linda Hollett will be here at the Cabell Gallery of Fine Art doing a live demo and sharing a selection of her recent plein air works! This show is a part of the First Fridays Lexington Downtown show series, so be sure to also visit Artists in Cahoots, Lexington VA and Nelson Gallery as you work your way down Washington St!

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Great crowd for July opening at Cabell Gallery

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Great crowd for July opening at Cabell Gallery

There was lots of fun, chatting and celebrating the 4th of July at Cabell Gallery this past Friday. We welcomed many new artist to the gallery. Thank you all for coming out to honor our countries independence and welcoming these wonderful new artist.

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Lexington 4th of July Events.

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Lexington 4th of July Events.

 

Come see art at the Cabell Gallery. New artist opening show Friday July 3 5:00-7:30. 

 

19th ANNUAL LEXINGTON SUNRISE ROTARY 
CORNERSTONE BANK BALLOON RALLY
AND JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

July 2,3, 4, and 5 2015 at VMI Parade Ground
Lexington, Virginia

                                                     

For the 19th consecutive year, Lexington's Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation and its local community sponsors will bring thousands of people to the Virginia Military Institute's Parade Ground to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with a hot air balloon rally that includes the launch of hot air balloon rides, fun, food, music, festivities, and fireworks.

Admission to the event is free.

Visitors seeking a breathtaking trip over the beautiful Shenandoah Valley may purchase either morning or evening rides, starting on the evening of July 2 and continuing through Sunday morning, July 5.  

For balloon ride information and reservations, call 540-460-7606.  Click on the balloon related links at the bottom of this page for information about how to reserve a balloon ride and eligibility requirements to participate in a hot air balloon flight.

Vendors will be on hand selling delicious foods of all kinds and many kinds of crafts and similar festival products throughout the festivities on both July 3rd and July 4th.

Expanded activities at the VMI Parade Ground begin on July 3rd with the first of six planned hot air balloon launches in the late afternoon.  Visitors may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to the Parade Ground to enjoy good food, and music from a live band, and the balloon launches, and, after the balloons lift off, with weather permitting, there also will be tethered balloon rides and also a “glow” at dusk at the Parade Ground, displaying the colors and pageantry of the hot air balloons.

A free bus shuttle is provided on the 4th of July for your convenience, running between off-site parking and the VMI parade ground.

Weather permitting, tethered balloon rides, for adults and children, will be available at the VMI Parade Ground at 7:30 p.m. on July 3rd & 4th, and also the morning of July 4th at 9:30 a.m.  Reservations are not required or taken for tethered rides.

One of the biggest draws each year is "Eleanore's Market Place," (a tag sale of gently used items) which will open on July 4th, beginning at 9 a.m., and continuing until about 3 p.m.

At noon on July 4th, the Parade Ground at VMI comes alive with vendors, music, kids’ activities, including a kid’s tent featuring face-painting and other entertainment for kids. 

There will be an antique-car display on July 4th. 

July 4th is concluded with a spectacular fireworks display at dark, shooting high into the sky over the Barracks of the Virginia Military Institute.  

Lexington Sunrise Rotary donates all the proceeds from the event to more than a dozen area charities, especially to ones that help children.

In addition to the balloon rally, historic Lexington offers many other things to see and do during the July Fourth week, including short walks to the VMI Museum, The George C. Marshall Museum, the Robert E. Lee Chapel and Museum on the Campus of Washington & Lee University, and with a short drive into town you reach the Rockbridge Tourist Center, the Stonewall Jackson House, the Rockbridge Historical Society, and the Lexington Cemetery where Stonewall Jackson and other notables from history are buried.  For more information on what to do and see in the area, please view the Rockbridge Area Tourism website by clicking here.

Main Street Lexington holds its annual and well attended children's bicycle parade early on July 4th in downtown, on Main Street, starting at the Library. 

Lexington, Virginia is at the intersection of Interstate 64 and Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County, and also may be reach by the famous “Lee Highway “(State Route 11), that runs basically north-south through the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley, called “the Valley of Virginia.”

 

 

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New artist show opening July 3 featuring Tom Tartaglino

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New artist show opening July 3 featuring Tom Tartaglino

 

Tom Tartaglino: Currently I paint real images. For the most part, they are from real life. I love real life. These works are observances of life. One gets to be a pretty good observer when holding a paint brush. There is a realism about today that I am trying to achieve in my paintings. It is not just the image but the psychology of the image. Good painting should hit you on levels beyond the image. That is my goal.

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