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Art Center announces exhibition, winter classes

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces the first 2012 gallery exhibition and winter classes.

The exhibit Divergent Visions: Works by the Graduate Art Faculty of James Madison University will open in the Staunton Augusta Art Center galleries with a reception Friday, Jan. 13, 5-7 p,m. The general public is cordially invited to attend.

The exhibition will remain on display through Feb. 19. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome to visit the gallery and there is no admission fee.

The 10 participating faculty members are Sukjin Choi, Corinne Diop, Gary Freeburg, Rebecca Silberman, Greg Stewart, Ken Szmagaj, Allyson Mellberg Taylor, Lisa Tubach, Cole Welter, and Susan Zurbrigg.

The exhibition includes paintings, ceramics, photography, and 3-D multimedia installations. The galleries are located in the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New St. in historic Downtown Staunton across from the Visitor Center and parking garage.

For more information, contact 540-885-2028.


Registrations are now being accepted (call 540-885-2028) for two winter art classes:

Watercolor Explorations with Peg Sheridan

Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-noon

For adult students with some watercolor experience

This class will introduce students to methods for adding texture, line, and variety to their paintings. Methods might include pouring paint, stamping prints into watercolor and combining ink pens, watercolor pencils, crayons, acrylic, or gouache with watercolor.

$160/$144 for members

Bring watercolor paints, palette, artist’s grade watercolor paper, watercolor brushes; other elements will be provided.

Basic Drawing, Continued with Maribeth Nolde

Tuesdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, 7-9 p.m.

For adults and high school students with some drawing experience

Now that you know the basics of drawing shapes and small objects, now learn how to draw larger objects such as houses, barns, cityscapes and more by acquiring skill in foreshortening and perspective.

$160/$144 for members

Bring drawing pad, drawing pencils, and eraser

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