RADFORD – Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery is opening its new gallery exhibit, featuring the works of six talented local artists, on Saturday, Nov. 27, for Shop Small Saturday.
Featured are Langley Anderson, Jane Blevins, Jennifer Huffman, Ken Pease, Kaila Hendricks and Hope Creasy.
Langley Anderson’s photography brings together an eclectic set of images that speak to the essence of her style. Her pieces range from photographic explorations of classic cars to fantastic scientific images capturing what the naked eye can’t see. Using scanning electron and stereo microscopes, she brings to the gallery the minute details of nature showing their inherent beauty.
Jane Blevins is an art teacher who uses her artistic skills to help others celebrate their future college experiences or beloved memories from an alma mater. She uses watercolor and colored pencils to create images that evoke the special traditions, memories and experience that make each college unique.
Jennifer Huffman strives to create visual representations of the small images and details that stick out in her mind’s eye as interesting, beautiful, or as symbols of experiences both shared and private. Through the use of soft, retreating colors and dramatic detailed linework she attempts to convey the selective nature of personal memory by playing with focus and depth of field.
Ken Pease is an artist and elementary art teacher who has worked as a graphic designer for over 30 years. His works have a folk-art style developed from his love of Warner Brothers cartoons, Picasso, and music and humor. His paintings are colorful and fun and seek to spread peace, love and music.
Kaila Hendricks and Hope Creasy of Hank’s Hideaway Shop create wood wall art assembled from multiple objects with different stories, adhering very much to the wedding tradition of, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Each piece is handmade and makes a memory come to life as it tells its own story.
The public is invited to come out to enjoy the artwork of the local artists and catch a sneak peak at Glencoe’s “Christmas in Virginia” display, which debuts at the Holiday Handcrafted Pop-Up Market on Dec. 11. The Gift Shop, which “offers a wide variety of handcrafted, local, and antique goods, is the perfect place for one of a kind and specialty gift ideas for the holiday season,” according to Scott Garner, Glencoe’s executive director. The Gallery and Gift Shop at Glencoe Mansion are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.
Shop Small Saturday, also known as Small Business Saturday, is held annually on the last Saturday in November, so it falls between Nov. 24 and Nov. 30.