Downtown “Art By Night” Tour

Native Roanoker Meg Feldman is the featured artist with an exhibit at Signature 9 Gallery. Feldman just returned from a 7 week intensive art program at the Chautauque Institution in New York. Feldman says the pieces in the exhibit "include line and structure -- [with elements] of sculpture, paint, and include 3-dimensional elements like string." For those that "don't have 3 dimensions, I try to create it with lines and colored depth." Her exhibit debuted last friday at Art By Night.

“Art By Night,”  held the first Friday of each month, is a self-guided tour which includes 13 art galleries in downtown Roanoke that have open houses from 5 til 9 p.m. Many feature demonstrations, talks by the artist(s), live music, refreshments, and of course the opportunity to “purchase the artwork of Roanoke’s amazing talent.”

Pictured – Artist and VT professor Jane Lillian Vance discusses the featured piece “Where I Will Take You.” Vance says “all of my paintings are narratives; they all tell stories.” In this work, she points out that “the path both forks and branches, literally. [There are] leaves and prayer flags” along the way. Prayer flags are “cloths on which are printed wishes that any religion would be happy to honor.” Vance’s gallery showcases her highly detailed, colorful and beautiful work in her signature style, similar to this piece, that she has become known for.

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