RADFORD – Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery will present a new gallery exhibit, “Visions in Mixed Media and Wood,” featuring the works of artist Yvonne Alderman, opening with a reception on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The reception coincides with the museum’s Small Business Saturday event to promote shopping locally to support local business and artisans, which will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The title of Alderman’s show, “Visions in Mixed Media and Wood,” reflects much of the
process she uses to create her works. The visions relate to pictures that come into her thoughts
as she drives through the mountains, washes dishes, or considers political issues and other
elements of her life. She then decides whether to create the vision in mixed media or wood.
Similarly, she often looks at the objects around her and the materials she has on hand. She
can begin by painting a background in various colors, add material and paper, and then decide
the direction the piece is going.
Alderman is a native of Southwest Virginia, hailing from Carroll County. Growing up in
the Blue Ridge, she absorbed the culture and environment around her. She experienced the
many ways that people of the region expressed themselves from gardening and quilting to
telling family stories and painting. She was also inspired by the mountains and the flora and
fauna that inhabit them.
Alderman’s early art training took place while earning her degree in education and English at
Radford University. She continued her education with a Masters in English from Virginia Tech
and ultimately a doctorate in British Literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Returning to the world of the visual arts, Alderman studied privately in Santa Fe, New Mexico,
and at the Studio School in Roanoke.
The opening reception is open to the public, is family friendly, and is free.
Submitted by Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery