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Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time

July 4, 2021 thru September 26, 2021

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has teamed up with the Massey Cancer Center, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Danville Parks and Rec, the River District Association, the Dan River Basin Association as well as many other civic organizations, on one of the largest and most ambitious community knit projects in the region. 

This fiber, knitting & crocheting collaboration by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, recognizes the building of community found within the age-old practice of gathering to assemble fabric and knitted pieces in small groups. This interactive winter community project, produced from January through June, celebrates and reflects people’s many different backgrounds and experiences. Participants are invited to collaborate in the making of a "Yarn Bombing" installation along the Danville Riverwalk, and share their COVID19 stories. 

Visitors participating from home are invited to create their own assembled yarn covering, using materials you have on hand – T-shirt fabric, thread, and recycled sweaters! Knitted, crocheted and constructed fabric contributions will be added to our "WANDERLOVE: A Stitch in Time" Yarn Bomb installation in the summer months of July 4 – September 26, 2021 creating an assembled reflection of the community in bright, joyful colors. 

 

Blu Muse

June 1, 2021 thru August 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District:

Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility. 

Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings. 

Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades. 

 

Veronica Jackson - Exhibition Narratives

May 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM

Veronica Jackson - Exhibition Narratives

Exhibition Date: April 10 - May 20, 2021

Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District

 

 

Drawing Class

April 22, 2021 thru April 22, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Drawing Class

Sign up for the April Drawing class at the Swanson Studio. 

 

Veronica Jackson - Exhibition Narratives

April 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM

Veronica Jackson - Exhibition Narratives

Exhibition Date: April 10 - May 20, 2021

Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District

 

 

Printing Making Workshop

April 15, 2021 thru April 15, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Printing Making Workshop

Learn Print Making Techniques at the Swanson Studio.

 

Veronica Jackson - Exhibition Narratives

April 15, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM

Veronica Jackson - Exhibition Narratives

Exhibition Date: April 10 - May 20, 2021

Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District

 

 

David A. Douglas Exhibition: Shadows of Place

March 28, 2021 thru March 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
David Douglas Exhibition - Shadows of Place

David Douglas has worked with photo, drawing and conceptual digital assemblage for over thirty-five years. He received his B.A in painting from Virginia Intermont College in1981 and his MFA in painting from James Madison University in 1984. His most recent work brings him to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. These large-scale works explore the unique beauty and haunting landscape of this region. David Douglas’ work has been exhibited in major galleries in the U.S. and overseas. In August of 2013 his large-scale work was exhibited in his first museum solo exhibition “These Places that I Know” at the Academy Art Museum in Easton Maryland. David Douglas resides in Alexandria Virginia where he teaches painting, drawing and photography at EHS, John McCain’s Alma mater. David Douglas’ work can be seen in several Museum Collections – VMFA, Academy Art Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art, and Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Works Included: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GmSiffgjRC5hAvh2-n2wWV6FNZBLkGM_?usp=sharing

David A. Douglas - Works at Gallery

 

Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District:

Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery will present two DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility. 

Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings. 

Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades. 

The museum’s November opening will offer large-scale photographs by David A. Douglas. This exhibition will be curated for the unique 536 Craghead Gallery space. This show will be followed by a Spring show featuring Tim Duffy photographs. Duffy’s black and white portraits of regional blues musicians are currently displayed at The Garage- Artisian Smoked Meats, also in The 500 Block.

 

Drawing Class

March 25, 2021 thru March 25, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Drawing Class

Sign up for the Drawing Class at the Swanson Studio.

 

David A. Douglas Exhibition: Shadows of Place

March 25, 2021 thru March 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
David Douglas Exhibition - Shadows of Place

David Douglas has worked with photo, drawing and conceptual digital assemblage for over thirty-five years. He received his B.A in painting from Virginia Intermont College in1981 and his MFA in painting from James Madison University in 1984. His most recent work brings him to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. These large-scale works explore the unique beauty and haunting landscape of this region. David Douglas’ work has been exhibited in major galleries in the U.S. and overseas. In August of 2013 his large-scale work was exhibited in his first museum solo exhibition “These Places that I Know” at the Academy Art Museum in Easton Maryland. David Douglas resides in Alexandria Virginia where he teaches painting, drawing and photography at EHS, John McCain’s Alma mater. David Douglas’ work can be seen in several Museum Collections – VMFA, Academy Art Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art, and Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Works Included: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GmSiffgjRC5hAvh2-n2wWV6FNZBLkGM_?usp=sharing

David A. Douglas - Works at Gallery

 

Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District:

Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery will present two DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility. 

Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings. 

Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades. 

The museum’s November opening will offer large-scale photographs by David A. Douglas. This exhibition will be curated for the unique 536 Craghead Gallery space. This show will be followed by a Spring show featuring Tim Duffy photographs. Duffy’s black and white portraits of regional blues musicians are currently displayed at The Garage- Artisian Smoked Meats, also in The 500 Block.