Opening First Friday, March 3, 2023
Every First Friday of the Month, the Academy Center of the Arts unveils new art exhibits in the Ann White Gallery and the Up Front Gallery in the Patricia Harrington Gallery Building. The Academy Center of the Arts is excited to announce that this month’s gallery features the work of the Building’s namesake – Patricia Harrington. We’d like to invite you to join us at this month’s First Friday on March 3 from 5-8 pm. The event will also feature music by the Farm Use String Band. Can’t make it First Friday? Stop by 12-5pm Monday-Friday or contact Director of Visual Arts Ted Batt at [email protected] to make an appointment.
First Fridays at the Academy are sponsored by Select Bank.
Patricia Harrington: Essences of the Earth
The Ann White Gallery + The Up Front Gallery | 600 Main St
March 3 - 31, 2023
Patricia Harrington, September Sky
Patricia Harrington: Essences of the Earth is a retrospective exhibition that celebrates the remarkable life and art of Patricia Bates Harrington (1924-2019). Comprised of ninety-one paintings from forty lenders, the exhibition brings together watercolors, oils, and acrylics to show Pat’s artistic evolution over a sixty-year career, the subjects that interested her, the people who influenced her, and the achievements she earned as a respected and nationally recognized painter.
The exhibition honors Pat for her extraordinary talent and accomplishments as an artist, and demonstrates that her deep passion for art was the impetus for her many philanthropic initiatives throughout the Lynchburg community in public education, health, and the arts. Ellen Schall Agnew serves as guest curator and author of a forthcoming catalogue of the exhibition.
Additional March Galleries
The Academy Center of the Arts would also like to invite you to visit our other galleries taking place during the month of March featuring work from local artists.
Annual Lynchburg City Schools Youth Art Show
The BWXT Youth Gallery | 519 Commerce St
March 3 - 25
William M. 3rd Grader at Sandusky Elementary School.
Teacher: Alyssa Dyck (Mrs. D)
The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to host the Annual Lynchburg City Schools Youth Art Exhibition in the newly named BWXT Youth Gallery, located in the ACOA Art and Education Building at 519 Commerce Street in Lynchburg, Virginia. The exhibition will run from March 3 to March 25, 2023, and will be open to the public during the Center’s regular hours.
The exhibition features artwork from students across Lynchburg City Schools, including elementary, middle, and high school students. Visitors will be treated to an impressive collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media works, showcasing the diverse creative talents of young artists in the Lynchburg community.
Visit the gallery M-F 12-5pm, or during one of the Academy’s Warehouse Events.
Additional gallery locations are located in and around Lynchburg.
Claudia Patterson's Drawings
Magnolia Foods | 2476 Rivermont Ave
March 1 - April 1
This month at Magnolia Foods, diners, shoppers, and wine tasters will be treated with the opportunity to view art from Claudia Patterson.