A New Leaf Gallery would like you to help us honor our guest artists Sara Taylor and Jim Grantby visiting our Fine Art Gallery. These exhibits will be on display in the Gallery Marchand April.
Painter, Sara Taylor is an artist local to Blacksburg; or as much of a local as she can be, having lived in over twenty locations from New Hampshire to Arizona. Even with many family moves growing up, art was a family focus. Her father was a woodworker, her mother practiced thread craft, her older sister tended towards writing, her older brother constantly sketching, so Sara took inspiration from all of them. Art was her constant across the seven schools she attended, with a variety of teachers supplementing her self-taught skills. She found recognition early, having been chosen to have her photography featured in the student gallery of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA in 1999. Having taken a hiatus from art after high school, Sara is picking up where she left off. Exploring different mediums and techniques, she is currently experimenting with acrylic abstracts inspired by the late Jonas Gerard.
Floyd wood turner, Jim Granthas been making bowls, vases and vessels from wood that he finds in Floyd and throughout Southwestern Virginia for twelve years. Using both a spiritual and creative process, Jim puts wood on a lathe and lets it tell him what it wants to be. Listening to the wood, he is able to create beautiful wood carvings to sell.
A New Leaf Gallery invites visitors to our Fine Art Gallery inside the Station across from the Floyd Country Store in Floyd, Virginia. The Gallery proudly offers fine art originals and prints in all media, photography, sterling silver jewelry, note cards, pottery, books by local authors and gifts. New guest artists exhibits are scheduled every two months. For more information on classes, our guest artist program and other events, please call (540) 745-7367.
Hours currently: Friday 11 – 4, Saturday 11 – 4, Sunday 12 – 4