August 6 – November 17, 2018
Master Appalachian artist Willard Gayheart captures the heart and soul of Appalachian culture in his fine photorealistic graphite renderings.
The artist will be re-releasing prints for the first time in decades for this exhibit. Gayheart has been featured by the Washington Post and has been referred to as the Norman Rockwell of Appalachia.
His granddaughter musician Dori Freeman named “One of the top 10 country artists you need to know” by Rolling Stone Magazine; will be showcasing her fresh quirky artwork for the first time at this exhibit.
A reception will be held Saturday August 11, 2018 at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts from 4:00-6:00 p.m.. Come meet the artists with a special musical performance by Gayheart and Freeman.
The exhibit is being produced and installed by a creative team of Art. Style. Create., Inc. artists in collaboration with Chestnut Creek School of the Arts. Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, has generously offered to host and the show in downtown Galax, Virginia.
Art. Style. Create., a 501-c3 nonprofit based out of Galax gives rise to the emerging (young) creative voice of galax & the twin counties.
The show opens August 6, 2018 during the 83rd annual Oldtime Fiddler’s Convention and runs through early fall. The exhibit is available to view during business hours.
20% of Art. Style. Create. proceeds from art sales at the exhibit will go towards the Wayne Henderson Music Festival Scholarship.