Village Gallery of Arts – August 2020 Press Release

Village Gallery of Arts is OPEN:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 4pm

We are excited to be open, and we are aware that we have a great responsibility to keep our patrons as safe as possible. The Gallery is marked for appropriate social distancing which limits visitors to a total of four at one time, hand sanitizer is provided (disposable gloves on request), and masks are required (disposable masks available on request), in compliance with our Governor’s most recent order.  We value all those who visit the gallery and, in spite of obstacles, we want your visit to be as enjoyable as possible.
If you can’t visit or take classes, remember to check out our VIRTUAL TOUR on our Facebook page:  VGA Virtual Tour.mp4

Big, Bold Paintings for August:

July 16 – August 26:  Cheryl Carpentier:  “Lucy’s Field of Flowers,” acrylic.  Inspired by our new puppy, Lucy.

July 30 – September 9:  Lana Nelson:  “Island Twilight,” oil on canvas.  Can you hear the drums, guitar and ukulele under the palm trees?

Featured Artist for August:  Emily Stevens:  “Wetland Blues,” textile and fiber art.  I feel that using fabric in my
artwork creates a soft edge and also has the potential to create texture and dimension in a three dimensional way.  This show highlights my textile artwork of birds. I also enjoy illustrating and painting people and nature.

Featured Artisan for August:  Medha Joshi:  In the past few weeks, mostly homebound, I decided to learn a new form of art. My gaze turned to an ancient Indian art called Madhubani. Originating in the northern Indian state of Bihar, Madhubani designs were drawn by tribal folks depicting life around them. Colors were extracted from leaves, fruits and berries, flowers and earth for painting the designs.  I have used acrylic paints, watercolors and alcohol inks, some on greeting cards and canvas, some on fabric, glass and tile.

New Show Opening August 20 – September 30 — “Home Is Where the Art Is”

Featuring both 2-D and 3-D artwork created by our members during the Coronavirus shutdown.  Artwork showcases images, feelings, or messages concerning the current crisis, or reflecting experiences, healing, safety, or places of refuge, or simply new creations from the time spent in home isolation or quarantine.

Classes are Back!  With precautions and appropriate spacing, in-person classes have begun!

We are limiting participation to 6 students plus the instructor. This will not only reduce the chances of exposure to the coronavirus, but will increase the time and attention the instructor can provide to individuals. We are asking both teachers and students to wear protective face coverings, either a mask or a scarf covering nose and mouth. Gloves will also be available. Registration will be online only and we will have a limited number of class days to avoid overlap with visitors to the gallery.

Please check our website frequently for further online offerings as they become available.  Thanks!

Adult Classes and Workshops  (for supply lists and more information please see our website:

Debbie Teeter – Basic Drawing

Dates: Thursdays; September 3, 10, 17 & 24;  Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

This class will provide and strengthen basic skills in drawing, with an emphasis on seeing/drawing from props. Topics will include shape, value, chiarascuro, proportion, composition and perspective. Students will work with various black & white media, such as graphite, charcoal and pen.  See website for more details and supply list,


Work by Featured Artisan Medha Joshi
"Blue Fish," Medha Joshi
"Big, Bold Island Twilight" by Lana Nelson
Drawing by Art Instructor Debbie Teeter