Nature Revealed: Works by Frederick Nichols and Jan Knipe
October 19, 2013-January 12, 2014
(Above, Frederick Nichols, Autumn Over Warm Spring, silkscreen print and Jan Knipe, Berkeley, charcoal.)
"Nature Revealed" features views on nature in two solo shows by Virginia artists. Frederick Nichols creates large-scale paintings and silkscreen prints of the Virginia countryside surrounding his Barboursville home. His works are based on photographs projected on canvas, allowing him to capture "a place, one moment in time, one season at a time." With his wife, Beth, Nichols owns the Nichols Gallery Annex in Barboursville. His work has been exhibited locally and internationally.
Radford resident Jan Knipe is particularly interested in observing development, unvarnished landscapes and chasing what light reveals in particular locations and times of day. Her work is not new to PFAC; she received first place in drawing in the 1996 and 1996 PFAC juried exhibitions.
Education sponsor Ferguson.
Wanted: The Best High School Artists on the Peninsula!
Each spring, Peninsula Fine Arts Center hosts Prefaces, an annual juried exhibition of art created by high school students from across the Peninsula. The 2014 exhibition will be juried by artist Lee Gerry Wertheimer and the PFAC curator. Find the prospectus with details on how to enter here.
(Right) Winslow Homer, The Sharpshooter on Picket Duty
Picturing the Civil War: Engravings by Winslow Homer and other Artists
For Loan! - Peninsula Fine Arts Center acquired thirty original wood engravings (20 single sheet and 10 double-sheet images), which include 11 of Homer’s works, as well as others by Thomas Nast, Alexander Simplot and additional artists—some unidentified—of the period. Using archival materials, we have beautifully matted, framed, and labeled each engraving, so we may lend them to anyone interested in hosting a piece of the Civil War in their classroom, business, or any other facility. Click here for more info.