New Voice: Emerging Artists Exhibition

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Charlotte Middleton - Functional Ceramics
Charlotte Middleton – Functional Ceramics

The Floyd Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome several emerging regional artists displaying their work in the Ninth Annual New Voice: Emerging Artists Exhibit. This exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Each year the Center invites regional university art instructors to recommend current and former students who are either just starting along their artistic paths, or who are somehow changing their artistic journey in a significant way. This year’s referrals came from Radford University, Virginia Tech, New River Community College, and Floyd-based Ceramic Artist, Silvie Granatelli.

Alexandra Leonetti - Oil - The Globalist
Alexandra Leonetti – Oil – The Globalist

The 2021 list of invited artists in the New Voice: Emerging Artists Exhibit is as follows:

Zach Blevins-Goad of Christiansburg, VA. Referred by Stuart Robinson of Radford University
Noah Bower of Floyd, VA. Referred by Tammy Parks of New River Community College
Bobbie Rhea Daniels of Bedford, VA. Referred by Jennifer Hand of Virginia Tech
Alexandra Leonetti of Dublin, VA. Referred by Stuart Robinson of Radford University
Isabella Linkous of Radford, VA. Referred by Stuart Robinson of Radford University
Kevin Meredith of Christiansburg, VA. Referred by Stuart Robinson of Radford University
Charlotte Middleton of Floyd, VA. Referred by Silvie Granatelli
Jack Miles of Radford, VA. Referred by Stuart Robinson of Radford University
Alejandra Moral of Blacksburg, VA. Referred by Stuart Robinson of Radford University
Brittiany Rorrer of Barren Spring, VA. Referred by Tammy Parks of New River Community College
Mikayla Spivey of Virginia Beach, VA. Referred by Jennifer Hand of Virginia Tech

Jesse Burgardt, the Programming Coordinator at the Floyd Center for the Arts, applauds the exhibit, stating, “the clarity of expression by the New Voice Artists is powerful, and offers an unique invitation for the viewer to also find a place of introspection. These artists do have a strong voice and certainly should be proud of their message.”

Steve Lash - Pencil on Paper - Joe on a Starry Night
Steve Lash – Pencil on Paper – Joe on a Starry Night

Also on display at the Center, in the Falcon Gallery, “Portraits and Backgrounds: Pencil Drawings”, by Steve Lash. These fine-detailed portraits have elements of contemporary life, paralleled with different aspects of the cultural past, such as Celtic Art and Western Art.

Both exhibits will be viewable from February 13 through April 3. They are free and open to the public during regular business hours. The Center has COVID-19 prevention safety measures in place. Private viewings in the galleries are available for individuals and/or small groups by advance reservation. More information is available via www.floydartcenter.org, or by calling or visiting the Center at, (540) 745-2784 or 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, Virginia, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM.