Join Arts in the Village Gallery in July for With the Grain, a Featured Artist Exhibit by wood turner Harriet Maloney and photographer J Riley Stewart in an event that combines the striking line and character of finely worked wooden objects with the nostalgic and timeless imagery of the rural landscapes and historic architecture of Western Loudoun County and the Virginia Piedmont.
Harriet Maloney uses a wide range of wood, both local and exotic, in her creation of finely detailed bowls, boxes, vases, medallions and a variety of other art and functional pieces. Inspired by the nature of the wood itself, she draws on the unique characteristics of each piece to help guide the ultimate outcome that conveys a sense of warmth and familiarity.
Featuring rural landscapes and the architectural remnants of Virginia’s not-so-distant past, J Riley Stewart’s large yet intimate photographs place the viewer back in time where we don’t mind staying for a while. Picturesque barns, mills, abandoned places and other locales come alive in the light and shadows captured in these beautifully finished portraits.
Meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, July 12th, from 5 – 8 p.m.