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Staunton: Art Hive welcomes ‘incredible artistry’ of drawings by Thomas Rodriguez, family

Courtesy of Art Hive.

“It’s a Family Affair: the Art & Wit of Thomas Rodriguez & Family” opens Friday at Art Hive in Staunton.

An opening reception of a retrospective of the art and wit of Thomas Rodriguez and his children will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2024. Rodriguez lives on the West End of Staunton.

“We are honored to feature the incredible artistry of local artist, seminal punk musician and master luthier Thomas Rodriguez in our gallery. Both he and his guitars are legend and his art is both sublime and provocative. He has passed his considerable skills in artistry and humor on to his twins, Mia and Jett, and we are showcasing their work, including his first drawing, age six. You may even find the answer to the age old question of Nature or Nurture,” said Art Hive co-founder Kirsten Schneider.

One or two of Rodriguez’s one-of-a-kind guitars that have been featured in magazines and played by world famous musicians will be on display only at the opening.

“It’s a Family Affair” will be on display until Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

Art Hive is at 835 Spring Hill Rd, in Staunton, and provides an inclusive art space that brings together artists, enthusiasts and community members for artistic exploration, collaboration and self-expression. With a diverse range of engaging activities and a showcase of local talent, Art Hive is dedicated to empowering individuals through art.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.