Botanical Watercolors with Juliet Kirby
April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
April’s Exhibition features Williamsburg Botanical artist, Juliet Kirby.
Kirby grew up in England and studied fine art in London. She immigrated to the United States in 1958 and after creating four children returned to art in 1989 at the New York Botanical Garden. She graduated with a Certificate in Botanical Art.
In 1996 Juliet moved to Williamsburg, VA. and started teaching botanical art at This Century Art Gallery in Williamsburg and at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA.
Juliet participates in many group art and botanical art shows both in Virginia and in Washington, D.C. Her work is in many private collections in the U.S. and England.
In 2013 she exhibited her paintings at the Weekend Gallery of This Century Art Gallery and in August at the juried show “Botanica” at Brookside Gardens in Washington D.C.
In 2014 Juliet showed work at the Staunton Augusta Art Center in Staunton, VA. and at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.
Juliet is a member of the ASBA, BASNCR and the BAEE who are creating a book of native plant illustrations including two works painted by her.
First Friday Opening on April 6th from 6-8pm
Live music will be provided by: Narissa Bond
(First Friday sponsored by Susan Haley, Haley Real Estate)
Narissa currently she performs 60 to 100 shows a year in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest, from coffeehouses to festivals. She had the pleasure of playing a song at the start of the play, “Liberty for Lydia,” featuring BET actress Erica Hubbard, at the prestigious Kimball Theater in Colonial Williamsburg. Also in Williamsburg, she worked as a balladeer – dressed in Colonial costume, she sang in the taverns. She’s shared the stage with many, including Grammy-nominated blues artist Ruthie Foster. In Fulton, Missouri, she did a special show where she sang “Celia”, important because this town annually honors Celia. Narissa is featured in a documentary about her. Her “Three Words” CD was honored by Hampton Roads for Best Song and CD. She is featured in the book I’ve Got Thunder, a collection of stories about Black female recording artists, including Abbey Lincoln, Chaka Kahn, and Joan Armatrading.
Free and open to the public.
Beer and wine cash bar. Paninis for purchase.