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Exhibition Schedule

2016 Exhibitions

September

Featuring David Lovegrove
All Members Exhibition

August 30 - October 3

Opening Reception
First Friday, September 2

October

All Members Exhibition

October 4 - October 31

Opening Reception
First Friday, October 7

November

Featuring Jessica Cannon
All Members Exhibition

November 1 - November 28

Opening Reception
First Friday, November 4

December

Holiday Gala
All Members Exhibition

November 29 - January 2

Opening Reception
First Friday, December 2

 

2017 Exhibitions

January

All Members Exhibition

January 3 - January 30

Opening Reception
First Friday, January 6

February

Special Show TBD
All Members Exhibition

January 31 - February 27

Opening Reception
First Friday, February 3

March

Featuring Ed King
All Members Exhibition

February 28 - April 3

Opening Reception
First Friday, March 3

April

Featuring Sandra Kennelly
All Members Exhibition

April 4 - May 1

Opening Reception
First Friday, April 7

May

Featuring Linda Warshaw
All Members Exhibition

May 2 - May 28

Opening Reception
First Friday, May 5

June

Featuring Suzanne Scheer
All Members Exhibition

May 30 - July 3

Opening Reception
First Friday, June 2

July

Featuring Chris O'Kelly
All Members Exhibition

July 5 - August 31

Opening Reception
First Friday, July 7

August

Featuring James Lyman
All Members Exhibition

August 2 - August 28

Opening Reception
First Friday, August 4

September

Featuring Ariel Freeman
All Members Exhibition

August 30 - October 2

Opening Reception
First Friday, September 1

October

Featuring Joyce Leatherwood
All Members Exhibition

October 3 - October 30

Opening Reception
First Friday, October 5

November

Featuring Casey Shaw
All Members Exhibition

November 1- November27

Opening Reception
First Friday, November 3

 

 

September 2016

“Defying Physics: Constructs and De-Constructs”
by David Lovegrove

Opening Reception • Friday, September 2, 6-9 pm.
Show Runs Through October 3, 2016

 


Artist David Lovegrove rarely sketches or photographs the beautiful or the polished. Instead, he finds and conveys meaning, and sometimes, double meanings, through altered images of the worn, broken, neglected, or unfinished.

In acrylic paint, colored pencils, photography, as well as photo transfers, Lovegrove creates images that can defy the laws of physics. Recognizable local landmarks, such as the decrepit Embrey Power Plant and the Purina Tower in Fredericksburg are transformed to encourage reflection and interpretation. He balances between abstraction and realism and explores artistic traditions, such as Cubism and diagrammatic drawing, to interpret his environment.

Since 1990, Lovegrove has taught visual art. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Virginia Tech and a Master of Fine Arts from James Madison University.


David Lovegrove

Turbine Pedestal II

 

David Lovegrove

The Leaning Tower of Purina Descending a Staircase

 

David Lovegrove

Fall Of The Billboard

Art by other Art First Members

Below are pieces included in the exhibit by other members of Art First members.

 

Jessica Cannon

Top Feathers - Jessica Cannon

Sheila Jones

Beale Street #2 - Sheila Jones

Carol Coffman

Rapunzel - Carol Coffman

Mark Dlugonski

Swallowtail - Mark Dlugonski

Chris O'Kelley

Rappahannock River - Chris O'Kelley

David Lovegrove

Bird of Paradise II - Deborah Elaine