Martinsville, Virginia


Art at Happy Hour, December 19th

Enjoy a free self-guided tour of Piedmont Arts' current exhibits during Art at Happy Hour on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 5 – 7 pm at the museum.

“Art at Happy Hour is a fun way to experience Piedmont Arts exhibits,” said Director of Exhibitions and Marketing Bernadette Moore. “The event is low-key and casual, encouraging guests to view the artwork up close, ask questions and learn more about the exhibits.”

Hands, Head, Heart features bold and powerful quilts by Jill Jensen. Living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jensen uses the region's beautiful vistas, striking sunsets and ever changing flora and fauna as inspiration for her work. Jensen also uses drawings or photographs taken on her travels as the basis for many of her pieces. The written word, mythology, works of literature and prayers have all found their way into her quilts.

The Wild and Colorful World of Barbara Kobylinska approaches art with both a studied sense of design and an unapologetic intuition. Kobylinska's large sculptures are adventurous and inventive. With humor and a sophisticated, playful intelligence, she invites the viewer to share her delight in the unexpected.

Working Men, featuring photographs by Barry Koplen, captures workers on-site at jobs around the city of Danville, Virginia. Koplen's full-color photographs are printed on metal, creating a vivid display of color and depth.

Art at Happy Hour is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments provided by the Piedmont Arts Guild. Guests may RSVP attendance by calling 276.632.3221 or online at

Exhibits will be on display through January 4, 2020. Exhibit admission is always free.