We are excited to welcome photograpers Joe Fitzgerald and AJ Morey to the WDG for the months of August and September! More about their exhibit "Defy the Machine": “Machine” is a complex and versatile term, referring to a calculated assemblage of parts that together transmit force, motion and energy (transportation, factories, technology). Machine is a metaphor describing the way persons or systems work (methodical, relentless, efficient, tireless). Machines are part of our identity as a civilization, but it is an identity we struggle with and sometimes resist. These photographs capture how we defy, embrace or even create the machine
We are excited to host some of Allen Litten's favorite images in the Wilson Downtown Gallery in June and July! Allen Litten worked as a photojournalist for almost 54 years at the Daily News-Record and currently works as a freelance photographer for the Heritage Museum in Dayton and the Auxiliary Unit of the Harrisonburg Homes Team. Join us for our First Fridays Artist Reception June 1st from 5-8pm.
We are excited to welcome Karen Rosasco to the Wilson Downtown Gallery for the months of April and May. She is an award-winning watermedia artist who has been accepted to regional and national juried shows around the United States, Europe, and South America. She previously taught high school art for 30 years and helped students develop portfolios for the top design schools in the nation. She currently teaches private lessons in Waynesboro and leads workshops and "Art Escapes" where she escorts group painting and sketching tours around the world.
We are delighted to welcome Mallory Burrell, Chris Cohen, and Danielle Heckman to the Wilson Downtown Gallery for February and March! These first and second year MFA candidates from the School of Art, Design, and Art History have combined various mediums and themes to create INTERstate. Please join us for the First Fridays artist reception Friday March 2nd from 5-8pm.
Looking for something fun to do with your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Looking for an art-filled evening with friends? The Arts Council of the Valley is hosting the Cupid Crawl Fundraiser on Wednesday, February 14th starting at 5:00pm - an evening "crawl" with a handful of downtown art galleries, delicious food and drinks, and an optional free showing of a film at Court Square Theater afterwards! We at the Wilson Downtown Gallery are honored to be part of this amazing event! Read on for Jenny Burden's and Cate Bruns' thoughts on the Cupid Crawl!
The annual Veterans Day celebration in downtown Harrisonburg is always a special treat and an honor to be a part of. Our team is proud to open up our office during this special event to anyone who would like some free refreshments or to view the art currently displayed on our gallery walls by local artist, Brenda Hounshell. Take a look at the full lineup of events during the week and for the afternoon of Sunday November 12th!