Glencoe Mansion Gallery Show by Yvonne Alderman
Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the gallery showing of works by artist Yvonne Alderman. The Gallery will host an opening reception on Tuesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Yvonne Alderman is a native of Southwest Virginia, hailing from Carroll County. Growing up in the Blue Ridge, she absorbed the culture and environment around her. She experienced the many ways that people of the region expressed themselves from gardening and quilting to telling family stories and painting. She was also inspired by the mountains and the flora and fauna that inhabit them.
Alderman’s early art training took place while earning 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 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Returning to the world of the visual arts, Alderman studied privately in Santa Fe, New Mexico and at the Studio School in Roanoke.
The works in the show reflect the multiple aspects and influences of Alderman’s art, including both traditional and abstract art, and many times a combination of both. In the artist’s own words about herself she says:
Reading, writing, and doing art of many kinds, including painting, drawing, mixed media and wood carving, have been central to my life, and they all mix and flow together in unexpected ways.
Everyone is welcome to attend the reception. The works of Yvonne Alderman will be on display through May 3.