Save the date!! Saturday, April 25, 2020…it’s going to be a blast!!
Our November exhibit features the work of local artists, Carolyn Thompson Dudley & George Jennings. The joint exhibit showcases the local landscapes of the beautiful areas surrounding us in Gloucester.
“My artwork comes from my perception of landscape and the people around me.”
-Carolyn Thompson Dudley
“Art, in one form or many, has always been in the back of my mind, often finding its way forward to be examined and practiced.”
Live music by Lori De los Santos and John Sullivan with special guest, Bill Gurley
Lori de los Santos is a singer/songwriter who lives in Gloucester, Virginia. With her husband, John Sullivan on bass, she plays acoustic songs from all genres of music including folk, blues and Americana as well as some of Lori’s original songs.
Lori has been playing guitar and writing songs since the mid-1970’s, influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Billie Holiday, Lead Belly and Flora Purim. Currently, Lori is performing and touring with Virginia Beach singer/songwriter, Mark Rogers, as part of his band. Her harmony vocals are featured on Mark’s new 2019 album “Laying It Down.”
John Sullivan has been studying bass for the past five years and is performing with local musicians as well. He decided that after years of being a “roadie” he wanted to play!
First Friday is on November 1st from 6pm-8pm and is free and open to the public, with beer, wine and paninis available.
Friday Sponsored by Theresa & Troy Stavens
“Women’s Worlds” an exhibition by artist kathy klein will be in the gallery for the month of May.
Klein has always been drawn to abstraction where form and color take over. In her heart, she is a descendant of the Fauves, those color-mad French painters from the turn of the nineteenth-twentieth century. Her paintings have been called “poetic” and “lyrical.”
Klein says: “My work grows out of the issues facing women in the world. Drawing on my experience as a teacher of women’s studies. I read deeply and widely in whatever subject which has caught my attention. This early immersion in the ideas allows me to paint freely later. My continuing challenge is to deconstruct women’s verbal narratives and reinscribe them visually without resorting to unmediated representation. Visually, my mixed-media paintings are evocative rather than naturalistic. Layers of color predominate whether paint or collage elements, challenging or lyrical. Hard and soft edges play off each other in the same place. The work leaves ‘gaps’ to be filled in by the viewer using hints and suggestions found in the abstract forms. Although the works suggest a literal meaning, they can also be read metaphorically. Even though I usually work in a series, each of the works has individual and specific resonance. And, when shown together, they play off each other for a cumulative effect.”
See more of kathy’s work at www.kathykleinstudio.com
Live music will be provided by Paige Melton, a classic folk musician who plays the hits from the 60’s and 70’s. Her repertoire consists of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Janis Joplin and James Taylor in addition to a number of popular artists from more current decades.
The opening is free and open to the public, with beer, wine and paninis available. The exhibition runs for the month of May.
First Friday sponsored by Yolanda Teschner
The opening is from 6:00pm-8:00pm and is free and open to the public, with beer, wine and paninis available. The exhibition runs for the month of May.
Recently inducted into the Colorado R&R Hall of Fame, Firefall’s Larry Burnett is one of the fortunate few who have the ability to look at the world around him and reflect it back to others in song.
At 23 years old, with many songs in his arsenal, he joined a group of fellow musicians and formed Firefall. The band, including Burnett, developed a pop-rock-midwest country sound, in the tradition of Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Byrds and the Eagles’ early recordings. Touring with such acts as The Band, Doobie Brothers and Fleetwood Mac, “Firefall” became Atlantic’s fastest album to sell 500,000 copies and eventually sold six multi-platinum albums.
Larry Burnett’s most recent release as a solo artist is 2009’s “Guitars and Vocals.” The CD also features Burnett’s musical partner Don Chapman on backing vocals and accompanying guitar, with whom Burnett regularly performs live in concert. Recorded in Virginia, “Guitars and Vocals” includes retakes of several tracks from “Confidence Game” as well as several new compositions, all written by Larry Burnett.
35 years of professional musical experience as a solo artist, performing in duos and in bands touring, recording, composing, and performing, Don Chapman is a musical fixture in the mid-Atlantic region and has performed on many national stages, including hundreds of Native American events and festivals. He is well known for his acoustic 6 and 12 string prowess and his exploits also include “sideman” services for other singer/songwriters serving as a lead guitarist and harmony/backing vocalist both live & in the studio. In 2009 Don and Larry Burnett teamed up and recorded “Guitars & Vocals” which features Larry’s songwriting, vocals, and the duo’s harmonies.
Doors open at 6:30, Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Mark Rogers is a BMI-published singer/songwriter with unique pop sensibilities.His musical heritage, dating back to high school, is what is now considered pure Americana. After college, Mark followed the chime of McGuinn’s 12-string in search of Zevon’s Los Angeles. In the 80’s, he headed a Cosmic American band in LA and played some of the loneliest clubs in Hollywood. An experience that contributed to his decision to spend the 90’s and 00’s raising a family in Washington, DC. In 2010, a number of factors conspired resulting in the modern proliferation of his songwriting, not the least of which was reconnecting with “the one who got away” a long time ago.
On June 15th, 2018, Mark released his 2nd EP entitled “Qualifiers” representing his very best work to date. The musical press seems to have taken notice with glowing reviews in “No Depression” and other prominent music mags and blogs. His music reestablishes the boundaries of Americana with a healthy dose of Pop, Folk/Rock, and some cool Bossa rhythm, just to keep things in order. Qualifiers is available to stream and/or download at all the usual sites. The CD may be purchased at CD Baby or on his bandcamp page. Mark resides in eastern Virginia and tours with a 5-piece band.
Mark Rogers cements his place in the indie folk pop scene as not just a reliably strong composer, but as a sonic force to be reckoned with. – No Depression, June 2018
I can firmly proclaim Mark Rogers to be one of the artists to watch in this burgeoning folk/rock revival, and his new album Qualifiers a must listen for anyone who is interested in seeing a blueprint of this new scene. – The Indie Source, June 2018
Qualifiers is pretty much guaranteed to leave you feeling a little more inspired and uplifted than you first were when you sat down to have a listen.- Gas House Radio, June 2018
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:00pm
Jazz It Up!
with live music by The Jae Sinnett Trio
Our Annual Gala is set for October 13th for an exciting evening of live music by critically acclaimed jazz composer Jae Sinnett, recent recipient of the prestigious Scott Willis Jazz Impact Award, and the Jae Sinnett Trio, with music ranging from jazz to blues, funk and rock. His new album “The Americana Groove Project” was inspired by the emotional highs he drew from listening to soulful vocalists such as Ray Charles, Sam Cookie and Aretha Franklin according to his latest featured article in the Daily Press.
Our incredible silent & live auction items include:
One Night at the Inn at Warner Hall “Musicale” lodging and simple supper for 12
One Week Stay in a 2 Bedroom Luxury Condo in Telluride, CO at the award winning Inn at Lost Creek
One Week Stay at an Ocean Front House in beautiful Castine, ME
Getaway weekend at Cottage Point Studio Guest House in Ware Neck with wine basket.
5 Course Dinner for 6 with Wine Pairings
and much, much more!!!
The 2018 Gala may be sold out but you can still be a part of the fun!! If you would like to bid on any of the fantastic silent or live auction items call us at the gallery and we will be your personal shopper! 804.824.9464
We want to thank our generous sponsors for this year’s Gala
Roxanna & Bill Andersen
Inn at Warner Hall
Connie & Bill Fulton
Nam and Hoa Vu
Drs. Hugh M. Bryan III and Barbara Allison-Bryan
Karen & Steve Barrs
Carolyn Thompson Dudley & James R. Dudley, MD
Gloucester Graphic Design
Hogge Real Estate
Amy & Breck Ingles
Peninsula Heating & Air
Riverwood Designs: Wedding Floral Designs & Event Management Services
Wanda & Ray Friend
Mike Ivey & Walt Evaniak
Riverside Heating & Air
*sponsors to date*