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Tuesday January 20, 2015

Celebrating the 25th year of Roanoke’s The Studio School, Piedmont Arts' upcoming exhibit, Creative Flow, features work by Studio School faculty members Judy Bates, Tracy Budd, Vera Dickerson, Michael Farrar, Jane Winders Frank, Gina Louthian-Stanley and Robin Poteet.

"Creative Flow expresses how we feel about teaching and learning in our school," bring in ideas and talk about technique and the elements of art. And we all learn from our classes as they take the ideas and transform them to make the outcome said Studio School instructor and exhibiting artist Vera Dickerson. "We teachers very personal. The flow goes back and forth and forms such a wonderful atmosphere of energy that the title for our show came easily. It describes our philosophy and our product."

A part of the Roanoke Valley since 1990, The Studio School offers classes for artists of all levels. The school also organizes group trips to painting locations, galleries and museums in Roanoke and other cities across the country and the world. The teaching schedule also includes a busy children’s program held after school and on Saturdays.

"The Studio School has a long tradition of arts education in the Roanoke Valley," said Piedmont Arts Director of Exhibitions Heidi Pinkston. "Not only has the school helped lead the way in arts instruction for adults, but former students and instructors help give back to the community by fostering a love of art in area youth, as well. We are honored to show the work of these stellar artists, many of whom have exhibited around the country and internationally."

Works by Martinsville artist, Renwick Morrison, will also be on display in the museum's Lynwood Artists Gallery. Morrison has won several awards for his paintings, including multiple honors at Piedmont Arts' and Lynwood Artists' annual open-entry exhibition, Expressions.

"Renwick is an amazing artist," said Betty Blessin, vice president of Lynwood Artists and curator of the Lynwood Artists Gallery. "His work is colorful, expressive and meticulous. Though many Piedmont Arts visitors may be familiar with his work, we are excited that this exhibit will expose them to his new pieces on a larger scale."

Creative Flow and Works by Renwick Morrison will be on display at Piedmont Arts February 7 – April 18, 2015.

The museum is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission to the museum is always free.

Related Events

Fri, Feb 6, 2015 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts • 215 Starling Ave, Martinsville

Piedmont Arts members, prospective members, artists and guests are invited to attend a reception in honor of the exhibits, Creative Flow and Works by Renwick Morrison. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by Susan and Charles Aaron, Lee Anne and Frank Fuller, Linda and Roscoe Reynolds, Dr. James E. Rountree, Ellen Wood, Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts.

Please RSVP attendance to this event at 276.632.3221 or online at www.PiedmontArts.org

Tue, Feb 17, 2015 • 12 – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts • 215 Starling Ave, Martinsville

Bring your lunch and enjoy a free gallery walk and talk with Studio School instructors Michael Farrar and Tracy Budd.

Thu, Mar 5, 2015 • 6 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts • 215 Starling Ave, Martinsville

Gallery walk and talk with complimentary refreshments. Admission free.

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