500 year photo

Join us on August 4th at 2-3:30 p.m. to greet the artists currently displaying at Glade Gallery in the sanctuary at Glade Church. Here are the statements of the featured artists:

JOANNA SUNSHINE

More than 50 years ago I acquired my first loom, or rather pieces of a loom discovered in a junk yard.  Since then there have been floor looms, table looms, back strap looms, inkle looms, barn looms, tapestry looms and even a 2 storey tall frame loom.

Bypassing the craft of traditional weaving I am passionate about experimentation and discovery.  I not only use fiber in my art but also hand made papers, objects from nature, and found objects.  I seek to transform unlikely materials into art.

Numerous commissioned works have been done for residences, and commercial and religious buildings, including Mountain Lake Hotel, Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and Nutri Systems Corporate Offices.  Work has been selected for many juried exhibits including The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Chrysler Museum, The Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Savannah College of Art and Design,  University of Illinois,  and the Perspective, Armory, and Holtzman Art Galleries at Virginia Tech.  

Current work can be seen at www.molokaiartgallery.com

For me the satisfaction of the work results from the doing … the interest is in the search and experimentation of technique, media, and spatial elements … spontaneity … investigation … intuition … surprise … and doing, always doing.

DONALD SUNSHINE

As a young student – about 1000 years ago – I began drawing.  Perhaps it was my grandfather, an artist who didn’t know it, who first introduced me to art.  An architect as well as an artist and author, I am now Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Virginia Tech.

Shunning the camera, I have completed my 16th volume of travel sketches, all of which have been done on-site in conte’ crayon or line drawings.  These sketches undoubtedly have influenced my current work. 

My work has been widely exhibited including Chicago’s Art Institute, Hampton University, Perspective and Armory Art Galleries of Virginia Tech, and the Roanoke Museum of Fine Art, as well as numerous galleries, and includes architecture, painting, and sculpture. My writing has been presented at frequent book readings.

Current work can be seen at www.molokaiartgallery.com

I share my artist wife Joanna’s passion for search and discovery. I see my architecture, sketching, painting, sculpture and writing as interrelated.

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