Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events https://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:41:42 EST HD CMS en daily 1 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/473 21st ANNUAL ART ON THE LAWN https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/473 Saturday, 08 June 2019 10:00:00 EST Come on out and be a part of our 21st annual Art on the Lawn!!! Music by Will Harold and Christian Hall 10-11am Big Bump & The Stun Gunz 12-4pm Raku pottery demonstration by Lori Bidgood Book signings by Kathryn Galloway and Glenn Scarboro Children's Activities with Michelle Bloomer Children's Moral Painting with Wenn Harold Come on out for great Art, Music, Crafts, Food, and much more.   https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/549 Carson Barnes Exhibition https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/549 Friday, 07 June 2019 00:00:00 EST Born in Monterey, CA 1956, reared in Maryland with convenient proximity to the National Gallery (my mother had her BA in art history from Wellesley, ’52).  I began painting at 8, silkscreen printing in 1971, and photography in 1974, photo silkscreen in an industrial shop in LA in 1975; BA in fine arts Haverford College, 1978, printmaking and photography; went back to California in 1979, and made silkscreen prints constantly, MFA  California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA 1989, printmaking. Working from my photographs of sculptures in Photoshop, using layers much as I ever did in screen printing but more precisely.  It’s a must to do the printing myself, because it’s my job to make with all the skill I can. I use the same uncoated French paper in making these photo prints that I used in silkscreen printing, the image comes out just slightly softer, fleshier, analog, than the digital image. I moved to rural Georgia from California in 2012.  I doubt I’d have begun this contemplative work if I had remained in busy California; I see no end to it. After photographing live models and hand pulling photosilkscreen prints for 45 years I now photograph and “bring to life” female portrait statues. These women’s stories are legion, many heartbreaking, some are sweet.  They were allowed to show emotions forbidden to men, so are a record of how life felt then: childbirth often fatal, disease swept many away, famines and wars ever possible. I find who they were, who sculpted them, why. Several views may combine for a 2D image, even as we mentally combine views of sculpture to comprehend them. These forgotten women:  I am their medium, this is my calling. It feels as though some feminine power chose me and it’s burning me up. To remember them is to honor them; I depict them to celebrate them. I hope you can’t stop looking at them.  They deserve remembrance.  I work from my raw images in Photoshop on an iMac, using layers much as I ever did in screenprinting but more precisely.  It’s a must to do the printing myself, it’s my job to make with all my skill.     https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/547 Derby Day https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/547 Saturday, 04 May 2019 16:00:00 EST Grab your hats, place your bets, and join The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History for our 4th Annual Derby Day! _____________________ When/Where: ‪Saturday, May 4, 2019‬ on the lawn of the Sutherlin MansionTime: ‪4-8pm‬_____________________ Giddy up for:-Live music by Norm and Sarah-Southern BBQ and all the fixin’s-Cash bar: Wine/Beer/Mint Juleps/Additional signature cocktails (Non-alcoholic options also available)-Horse race “betting”, on the actual Kentucky Derby race, based on a 50/50 raffle-Hat contest with fabulous prizes!-Caricature drawings of guests in their finest Derby Day attire!-Raffles for special giveaways throughout the event-Live broadcast of the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs – the most exciting two minutes in sports!_____________________ Tickets: $40 in advance/$45 at the door ♦️One ticket includes entrance to the event, food, and a drink ticket for beverage of your choice. Call the Museum now to reserve your tickets: ‪434.793.5644‬ You can also order tickets online:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/derby-day-2019-tickets-5753896… Tickets are also available for sale through DMFAH board members, as well as Vintages By The Dan and Danville Toyota.______________________If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact the Museum for sponsor package information. We appreciate the support of our community!  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/548 Derby Day https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/548 Saturday, 04 May 2019 16:00:00 EST Grab your hats, place your bets, and join The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History for our 4th Annual Derby Day! _____________________ When/Where: ‪Saturday, May 4, 2019‬ on the lawn of the Sutherlin MansionTime: ‪4-8pm‬_____________________ Giddy up for:-Live music by Norm and Sarah-Southern BBQ and all the fixin’s-Cash bar: Wine/Beer/Mint Juleps/Additional signature cocktails (Non-alcoholic options also available)-Horse race “betting”, on the actual Kentucky Derby race, based on a 50/50 raffle-Hat contest with fabulous prizes!-Caricature drawings of guests in their finest Derby Day attire!-Raffles for special giveaways throughout the event-Live broadcast of the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs – the most exciting two minutes in sports!_____________________ Tickets: $40 in advance/$45 at the door ♦️One ticket includes entrance to the event, food, and a drink ticket for beverage of your choice. Call the Museum now to reserve your tickets: ‪434.793.5644‬ You can also order tickets online:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/derby-day-2019-tickets-5753896… Tickets are also available for sale through DMFAH board members, as well as Vintages By The Dan and Danville Toyota.______________________If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact the Museum for sponsor package information. We appreciate the support of our community!  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/476 Bob Zirillo Exhibition https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/476 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00:00 EST A Night at the Races-A Day with the Artist, an equestrian and landscape themed art exhibition by American Impressionist artist, Robert W. Zirillo, opens at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History on March 17, 2019, and remains on display through May 26, 2019.  The exhibition corresponds with the museum’s annual Derby Day celebration on May 4!   Mr. Zirillo’s website, zirilloart.com, where images of his artwork may be viewed states: “His Impressionistic style of painting captures all the beauty, grace and excitement of thoroughbred racing which brings the canvas to life.         Horse racing is not his only passion.  Bob also paints landscapes, seascapes, still lifes as well as equine polo paintings with all the same color, excitement and movement. His artwork can be found in private collections across the United States.  Bob and his wife of forty-two years, Lynda, reside in North Carolina.                                                                                                                   A Night at the Races-A Day with the Artist, an equestrian and landscape themed art exhibition by American Impressionist artist, Robert W. Zirillo, opens at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History on March 17, 2019, and remains on display through May 26, 2019.  The exhibition corresponds with the museum’s annual Derby Day celebration on May 4!   Mr. Zirillo’s website, zirilloart.com, where images of his artwork may be viewed states: “His Impressionistic style of painting captures all the beauty, grace and excitement of thoroughbred racing which brings the canvas to life.         Horse racing is not his only passion.  Bob also paints landscapes, seascapes, still lifes as well as equine polo paintings with all the same color, excitement and movement. His artwork can be found in private collections across the United States.  Bob and his wife of forty-two years, Lynda, reside in North Carolina.