Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery will open the gallery show “2019 in Review” with a reception at the museum on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, from 4-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the reception. There is no admission charge.
“2019 in Review” will be on display at the museum at 600 Unruh Dr. in Radford through February 29. The show features the works of artists Yvonne Alderman, Felta Virginia and Ray Harm, whose works appeared in the gallery in 2019.
Yvonne Alderman is a native of Southwest Virginia. Growing up in the Blue Ridge, she absorbed the culture and environment around her. Her early art training took place while
She earned her degree in education and English at Radford University. She continued her education with a Masters in English from Virginia Tech, and ultimately a doctorate in British literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Returning to the world of the visual arts, Alderman studied privately in Santa Fe, N.M., and at the Studio School in Roanoke.
Alderman’s works reflect the multiple aspects and influences of her art, including both traditional and abstract art, and many times a piece is a combination of both.
Felta Virginia grew up shuffling between Europe and northern Virginia. She now calls Blacksburg her home. She served in the U.S. Army as a Chinese linguist before completing her B.A. in Painting from North Georgia College and State University in 2001. She has exhibited across the United States and in Germany and Austria. Faith, philosophy, family, social issues, and nature are the driving inspirations for her work.
In Felta’s work, calligraphic black line is used to enhance color and contrast but also to express power and energy and the struggle between personal discipline and personal freedom.
Ray Harm is best known for his wildlife art, especially birds. He is a native of Kentucky who, following his service in World War II, enrolled in art school on the GI Bill. He prided his paintings on the fact that they were based on real-life sketches of animals instead of photographs. The Ray Harm collection is made possible through a generous gift by Jon and Mary Wyatt in memory of Jon’s parents, Kathleen and Clifford Wyatt, who were avid wildlife art collectors.