John Edward Welch “I Cannot Accept This Wonderful Gift…”

N & AJohn E Welch

John Edward Welch

“I cannot Accept This Wonderful Gift…”

Opening Reception: Friday September 5th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

John Edward Welch (1918-2011) was a self-taught sign painter and artist, and longtime resident of Newport News, Virginia. His mixed-media paintings combine African-American history, biographical portrayals of cultural figures, and social commentary. Working in obscurity until 2010, Mr. Welch garnered the art world’s attention at age 93 when his artwork was exhibited at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York City.

This exhibition was co-curated by Thomas Moore, who is an artist, and Senior Curator of Photography at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia.

Special thanks to Michelle Erhardt, Anna Holloway, Thomas Moore and Elaine Viel for loaning artwork for this exhibition.

Learn more: History, Art and Experience Collide | Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press

Friday July 11 Exhibit Opening + Art Creep!!!

Nobile & Amundsen

Territory Maps

A photography exhibition by Jenny Hueston

Opening Reception: Friday July 11th 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Jenny Hueston’s photographs are a visual record of subcultures and communities, and the surroundings in which they exist. Her work has been recognized by The New Yorker and she travels extensively for her ongoing photography projects. Hueston currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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ArtCreep

Norfolk Art Creep

Friday July 11th 6:00 to 10:00PM

Facebook Event Page

The Norfolk Art Creep combines a traditional gallery crawl of some of the city’s best contemporary galleries with an art & party shuttle that takes you from gallery to gallery to ensure added safety, convenience, and a continuous evening of culture and fun.

+ GALLERY ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES.
+ SHUTTLE PASSES CAN BE PURCHASED AT http://www.eventbrite.com/e/norfolk-art-creep-er-shuttle-pass-tickets-12109358417

COLLECT AN EXCLUSIVE PIN FROM ALL 5 GALLERY SHOWS (including shuttle) AND GET INTO THE AFTER PARTY FOR FREE!

// PARTICIPATING GALLERIES //

+ LORRIE SAUNDER’S ART GALLERY +
+ MAYER FINE ART GALLERY +
+ NOBILE & AMUNDSEN +
+ THE PARLOR ON GRANBY +
+ ALCHEMY NFK CREEP-ER PARTY SHUTTLE +

LIMITED NUMBER OF SHUTTLE PASSES AVAILABLE – GET YOURS NOW!

More info at the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

The PLOT in Norfolk’s Downtown Art and Design District. PLEASE JOIN US!

new-plot-01WPA has been hard at work with the Downtown Norfolk Council and teams of volunteers to realize the second manifestation of The PLOT in Norfolk’s Downtown Art and Design District. PLEASE JOIN US!

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 24th, from 4-8 pm will be a PLOT Volunteer Session. There are shipping containers and planter boxes to be painted, a huge community garden to be filled with dirt and plants, a large scale chess board to be established, a stage to be built… and lots more! Come be part of the story.

To keep in the loop on all things PLOT: https://www.facebook.com/ThePlotDowntown

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208 E. Plume Street
Monticello Arcade, Suite 2
Norfolk, VA 23510
757.227.5310
© 2019 WPA
Website in care of Array Digital