Virginia Tech Professor Emeritis of Art Ray Kass has selected six artists to create new contemporary art installations throughout Roanoke. These site-specific installations will be displayed during “artview: visions & voices,” an international art show Nov. 5-7 at the Roanoke Civic Center Special Events Center.
Kass is founder of the Mountain Lake Workshops and Symposiums. His picks are: Jennifer D Anderson (Roanoke); Martha A. Olson (Blacksburg, pictured); Christine Kosiba (Blacksburg); Judith Love Schwab (Newport); Charlie Brouwer (Willis); and John Wilson (Roanoke).
Their works can be seen at the three day event alongside artists from five of Roanoke's seven sister cities. Those artists from Roanoke Valley Sister Cities will also create on-site installations based on their two week residency in southwest Virginia.
They are: Robert Suchinski, Opole; Poland; Kuk-Hyun Park, Wonju, Korea; Jane Motin, Saint-Lo, France; and Grigory Guerivich, Pskov, Russia (pictured); and Patricia Secco, Florianopolis, Brazil will arrive in Roanoke over the next two weeks.
The artists will conduct workshops and demonstrations during their two weeks in the city. Admission to “artview: vision & voices” is $8 for adults; students are $4 and children 12 and under are free.