The seventh-annual Simply Elemental art installation at the Hahn Garden Pavilion will open Sunday, Aug. 7, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. and will run through the end of September.
Light refreshments will be provided, sponsored by The Matrix Gallery, Fine American Arts and Crafts. Beer and wine available for purchase with cash or card. Cash is preferred.
The opening ceremony begins with remarks and the presentation of awards. At 4:30 p.m., high school and middle school students will offer poetry readings. Robert Filippi will present music at 5 p.m.
The following awards will be presented during the ceremonies thanks to sponsorships from local businesses.
Most Whimsical: sponsored by Original Frameworks; $200 gift certificate for framing
Most Creative Use of Materials: sponsored by Miller Off Main St. Galleries; $200 gift
certificate for framing
Hahn Garden Staff Choice: sponsored by New River Arts and Fiber; $200 gift certificate
People’s Choice Award: co-sponsored by the Blacksburg Regional Art Association; $100; and by New River Arts and Fiber, $100 gift certificate. This award will be presented on Sept. 14 at noon at the pavilion in conjunction with David Ferrell’s presentation of his art.