In this last week heading into midwinter, let us bring you some of the beauty of Virginia’s vibrant art world. Three of our juried artists are featured here, with work available in the Ash Lawn-Highland Museum Shop. Word is now out that the historic home of James Monroe is the place for a tranquil shopping experience with great selection of hand-crafted items. Plenty of easy parking only begins the pleasant adventure. Spend some time with us and see what we have to offer. The Museum Shop is open daily 11 AM to 5 PM, closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Greetings of the season!
Gerry Tracz combines precious metals, semi-precious stones and glass beads in her jewelry to create pieces that are unique, timeless, elegant and wearable. Each piece involves intricate stitching and takes many hours to complete. Ms. Tracz is from Charlottesville.
Frank Steele takes great pride in his art, instilling his passion for working with glass into each and every piece he creates. The artist says, “I strive to manipulate each piece of glass into mosaics pictures and patterns that bring lasting joy to all who view my work.” Mr. Steele is from Ruckersville.
Gwen Coltrain works in alpaca fiber, creating an extension of her love for alpacas and the fabulous fleece they provide. The artist tells us that “‘Natural Echoes’, is yarn that has been grown, sheared, spun and wound into wondrous yarn cakes and skeins right from my very own alpacas.” Ms. Coltrain comes to us from Millsboro.