Earth Wind and Fire Exhibit
May 9 @ 6:30 PM - May 27 @ 3:00 PM
Gary Smith has lived and worked in Berryville and Winchester for 40 years. He developed a passion for woodworking in his teens and has been chasing the dream of creating wood sculpture, furniture and saving pieces of wood from the woodstove ever since. With four years of retirement behind him, he has focused on building custom machinery to explore other woodworking avenues.
Dawn Mickel has been playing with clay since first studying tile making with Joan Gardiner of Unison Pottery. After further honing her handmade tile making skills through courses at Moravian Tileworks (Doylestown, PA) and with tile guru Frank Giorgini, she applied and incorporated these techniques to hand building methods, creating unique and one of a kind vessels, vases, bowls, and sculpture.
Dawn’s work reflects her obsession with texture and her love of nature, particularly animals.
Leon Daniel of Berkeley County West Virginia,is a plein air painter who has been painting scenes from nature outdoors on location since the early 80s.”I have long found the natural landscape to be a fascinating subject for my plein air paintings. I’m not so much looking to paint and capture a grand vista as I am to record a moment in time that touches me in some way. I tend to believe these scenes say something about my connection to the landscapes being explored; they allow me to highlight the things that attract me within their surroundings,be it a reflection on a pond, the sun’s glow on a grove of trees, or cows in a pasture. The excitement of capturing that particular instance-the thrill of chasing the light-inspires me to attempt to record that energy on canvas as it affects me.