C-Ville Arts Closed Until The End Of The Month

We will be closed until the end of the month.  If you would like to buy something from the shop please send us an email via our website and we will put you into contact with the artist.

 

C’ville Arts Features – “Pattern and Color Play: A Journey with Polymer Clay, Stone and Wood” – During October

Wood turner, Floyd E. Johnson (known as Pete) and polymer clay artisan, Judith N. Ligon have teamed up together to create some beautiful, delightful and fun collaborative works as well as created in their individual self-expression in a joint show as featured artists at C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery for the month of October. You can meet them at C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event on October 4, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Geometric turned shapes, like circles in squares or triangles, are often what one will see in Pete’s work although it is the unique grain or pattern of the wood which often dictates what the finished product will be. At times, Pete’s style is influenced by classical antiquities like that which he saw during his travels in Europe years ago. He often prefers to turn Bradford Pear for its workability and Maple or Cherry for their appearance and ease of finishing. Judith is known for her use of color and pattern or design in her polymer clay cane work botanical creations and with Fall being her favorite time of year with all the colorful leaves, it has been an interesting, exciting and fun journey to combine her vision with Pete’s knowledge and expertise of wood and woodturning. So be prepared for color, color play, leaves, pods, interesting wood, sticks and stones, etc. Nature has some rather neat stuff to create with.

Refreshments will be provided by Mezeh Mediterranean Grill in Stonefield.

For general information, contact Amy Melville at 434-972-9500. The gallery’s web site is www.cvillearts.org. The C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, located on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, is open on Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m.

ABOUT C’VILLE ARTS – C’ville Arts, a cooperative membership gallery of more than sixty local artists and crafters, was established in 1997. Original works include photography, painting, glass, fiber, clay and pottery, quilling, metals, mosaics, jewelry, leather, chocolates and wood.

C’ville Arts Features – “Carnival Cats” – During September

Charlottesville, VA, August 23rd, 2019

Lisa O. Woods, painter and wood carving member of C’ville Arts, explores the inspiring, fun and lively relationships with her feline family. She will be at the gallery during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday celebration on September 6th, from 6 – 8 p.m. to share her festive new collection.

Celebration in the imaginary world of carnival cats is a joy and inspiration for this artist. The carnival is place where we gather to enjoy vibrant colors, liveliness, and laughter hoping to forget about the troubles of routine life for a little while. In this collection, Lisa introduces playful characters and patterns that dance with brilliant colors reminiscent of the festivals we enjoy.

Known for her cat carvings and tempera batik paintings, Lisa brings a sense of joy in this fresh body of work. She has challenged her own boundaries by introducing a menagerie of characters including works like “The Moustache Gang” or “Tightrope Walker” and “Carnival Queen”, all of these and many more will spark a nostalgic charm of their own. Enjoy the imagination of this artist, she is sure to lift your spirits with this feline fiesta.

To learn more about Lisa and her work visit her web site www.punkspeak.com

Refreshments will be provided by Mezeh Mediterranean Grill in Stonefield.

For general information, contact Amy Melville at 434-972-9500.  The gallery’s web site is www.cvillearts.org. The C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, located on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, is open on Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m.

 

ABOUT C’VILLE ARTS – C’ville Arts, a cooperative membership gallery of more than sixty local artists and crafters, was established in 1997.  Original works include photography, painting, glass, fiber, clay and pottery, quilling, metals, mosaics, jewelry, leather, chocolates and wood.

C’ville Arts Features – “Brilliant Botanicals” – During August

Jennifer Paxton, a ceramic jewelry artist, translates the glorious world beneath our feet and above our outstretched hands into colorful wearable art. She will be at C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday celebration on August 2nd, from 6-8 pm.

A colorist at heart, Jennifer leans toward graphic representation and uses strong contrast in her compositions. Her handmade, high-quality earthenware jewelry is crafted with a multitude of textures including pressed plants and then finished with a wide spectrum of vibrant glazes. This month’s collection will have you falling in love with nature’s abundant beauty. Her jewelry is bold, exciting, and fun, and when you’re wearing it—you’ll feel that way too!

To learn more about Jennifer and her work visit her Facebook listing:

https://www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Paxton-Ceramic-Jewelry-740484946048321

For general information, contact Amy Melville at 434-972-9500.  The gallery’s web site is www.cvillearts.org. The C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, located on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, is open on Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m.

ABOUT C’VILLE ARTS – C’ville Arts, a cooperative membership gallery of more than sixty local artists and crafters, was established in 1997.  Original works include photography, painting, glass, fiber, clay and pottery, quilling, metals, mosaics, jewelry, leather, chocolates, and wood.

Susan McCulley Book Signing Dec 22, 2:30-4:30

Please join us between 2:30-4:30 on Sunday, December 22nd, for Susan McCulley’s signing of her book, Buddha Cat: Learning Awareness, Presence & Self-Care from a Teacher Who Sometimes Barfs on the Bed.

Susan McCulley is an artist, author, illustrator and teacher. She creates mixed media art woven with words to invite delight and insight, and inspire creative connection. Her simple, playful illustrations encourage mindfulness, curiosity and appreciation for everyday wonders.

Her first book, Buddha Cat: Learning Awareness, Presence & Self-Care from a Teacher Who Sometimes Barfs on the Bed, is a humorous reminder of priorities and perspective. She wrote it when the world felt crazy and frightening, as a reminder to herself (and everyone) that skillful sanity is often sitting in our lap. The collection of two dozen color illustrations of Phoenix the Buddha Cat and her antics is a refreshing, insightful look at mindfulness and what’s really important.

“Finding Time” – New Work by Allan Young through April 2018

Our talented tinkering guru and clockmaker, Allan Young, will be C’ville Arts featured artist for the month of April. He will be at the gallery on April 6th from 6 to 8 p.m. to spend time sharing his latest collection of work and answering questions.

From the beginning, Allan has enjoyed spending time taking things apart and figuring out what makes them tick. One day, he was messing around with an old computer and created a clock from the hard drive.  From that moment on, he found time to tinker with all kinds of things to create his unique and functional art.  His life hasn’t been the same since.

From old computer hard drives and mother boards to bicycle parts, old cameras, recycled record players, and, even drums, Allan has found time to make time.  Everything he finds, things that look like junk to other people, become potential clocks in his mind!

“What I love most about this work is that … it’s not work! I love what I do! I love that I am, not only able to be creative, but I am also helping the environment by recycling old junk that would likely end up in some land fill.”  Allan explains with a smile, “In 2007, I quit my “real job” to make my clocks full time. I have met some incredible people who eagerly donate materials that might end up in the trash and I have seen the inside of more dumpsters than I could have ever imagined! Every clock I make is an original with a history that we can only imagine. Every ding and dent tells a story. My clocks are not just time pieces but pieces of time in someone’s journey through life.  Finding these treasures is an incredible way to spend my time.”

And for Allan Young, today, it’s still all about “Finding Time”.

To learn more about Allan Young and his creative clockworks visit his website at stuffmadefromstuff.net

“Playful Paper Creations” – New Work by Joanne Frazier in May 2014

Joanne Frazier, paper artOpening tonight, Joanne Frazier’s “Playful Paper Creations”!

Joanne Frazier, known for her colorful and delightful collage cards, journals and other paper creations will be C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery’s featured artist for the month of May.  She will be at the gallery on tonight, May 2,  from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday’s event.

Joanne has a love for design, pattern and color – especially in papers – which she applied first to scrapbooking then to creating unique cards for family and friends.   What was once a fun hobby creating cards using various papers, rubber stamps, inks and more eventually turned into a Collage Card business.    It requires having a collection of different kinds of papers (including cardboard) whose designs or patterns will dictate for Joanne what mood her Joanne 2themed cards will be or what tone her journals will take.  She designs cards and journals with a wide variety of styles, from earthy, organic to tailored and polished as well as colorful, bright and cheerful.  By using inks, paint, rubber stamps and ribbon, charms and other found objects, Joanne puts them together in a way that makes a unique statement in each card, journal, recipe book or mini photo album.  This same technique can apply to other mediums as seen in Joanne’s paintings, wood burning or mixed media which you will also see in her show.

Milenko Katic Opens “Lines and Colors”

C'ville Arts Gallery located on the downtown mall Charlottesville VA
Milenko Katic, "City Pool"

C’ville Arts Features – “Lines and Colors” – During April

The Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Lines and Colors”, new work by award winning painter, Milenko Katic. This highly popular and talented artist will be C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery’s featured artist during the month of April.  He will be at the gallery on April 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event.

Milenko’s new work is in mixed media. Just exploration of technique in painting is no longer a challenge for him. Now his search is for art nouveau. The end of traditional painting is a new beginning for this artist. Truly new work implies denial of what has come before. By immersing himself in different media, he finds more opportunity to explore new dimensions of art. 

Milenko Katic, "Beach"

He begins his work in collage, acrylic, charcoal and crayon. Combining abstract and representational forms, Katic is walking a fine line between these two styles. When finished painting, he lets time pass to age the work before reconsidering it. Then he confronts the work, reworks it, finishes it and lets it age again. Through this process the work stays alive, as an integral part of the artist’s life as long as it remains with the artist. Being alive here continues the evolutionary process of aging and changing, developing with the chance of becoming increasingly original, and different.

“Working in this rhythmic cycle,” Katic said describing his process, “work-finish-age-confront, work-finish-age-confront, I find excitement with each project, because each work leads me to the possibility of creating a different and important piece of art.”

Milenko Katic is truly rethinking art and redefining its meaning with each passing day. For more information about this gifted artist and painter visit his web site www.milenkoartstudio.com.

January is a cool month for such a hot sale!

Join us for this unique opportunity to invest in the arts at rock bottom pricing! January is the month when our member artists slash prices on selective items. We’re making it possible for anyone on any budget to acquire locally handmade, high quality arts and crafts. For your convenience all items on sale are marked with yellow “sale” stickers.

Don’t miss this chance to take advantage of the best deals around! Buy great art and crafts at the studio sale prices! January is a great time to support and help advance your local creative economy. We’re here to help you, stop by and let our friendly membership staff brighten your day in the most imaginative way.