Art walk

An example of the work of Regina Dawson, whose work will be on exhibit at the Appalachian Spirit Gallery during this Friday’s art walk.

Appalachian Spirit Gallery, 144 W. Main Street in Marion, will begin its Oct. 12 Second Friday Art Walk with a free live performance by Bob Rigley and the Diet of Worms as part of the reception and art opening for Abingdon photographer Regina Dawson from 5 until 8 p.m. Music begins at 6 on the porch. The concert will be moved inside in the case of inclement weather.

The Spirit Railroad Express model train exhibit in the lower level of the gallery will also be open during the art walk hours.

Rigley, past performer on the AS gallery porch, returns with his band the Diet of Worms, performing a mix of folk and contemporary music.

Regina Dawson and her family landed in Southwest Virginia 22 years ago and love calling this area their home.  She has enjoyed sharing beauty with photos most of her life, but only in the last few years began sharing her photography with the public. Bluebirds, flowers and other nature scenes are some of her most popular shots. For homes and offices, Dawson offers photos in 11x14 and 16x20 sizes on glass acrylic, canvas, and metal. Her photography cards are for sending for any occasion, but are also matted and ready to be placed in 5x7 frames. The cards are handmade using an actual photograph and high-quality recycled stationery that uses soy-based inks. 

Work on display by member artists include paintings ranging from traditional to abstract, landscapes to landmarks, oils, watercolor, acrylics, digital giclée and mixed media. Other works include jewelry design, wood items, fabric art, photography, stained glass, fused glass jewels, mosaics and “green” crafts.

Gallery hours run Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday from noon until 4 p.m., and other times by appointment or as volunteers are available.

The Second Friday Alive after Five Art Walk runs from one end of downtown Marion to the other—art, crafts, music, jewelry, special events, exhibits and more. The art walk begins at Appalachian Spirit Gallery and meanders throughout shops and eateries to end at the Art on 16 gallery. 

For more information, visit Appalachian Spirit Gallery on Facebook or call 276-706-2909 or 276-759-3890.

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