Distinguished Local Artists Featured in New CFA Exhibits | Community

Staff report

New exhibits at the Floyd Center for the Arts are being celebrated with an opening reception tomorrow, June 11 and June 18.

Distinguished artist Tom Nakashima’s ‘Selected Works’ exhibition at the Hayloft Gallery and an outdoor performance in the Breezeway will be presented during the first opening reception at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.

Nakashima has shown both nationally and globally for several decades. He has won various awards, including the Joan Mitchell Fellowship, the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline of Washington, DC, and the Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking.

Nakashima’s printmaking and painting talents are on display in the Hayloft Gallery until August 4, including several large-scale works and displays.

The Plein Air Preview show allows the public to familiarize themselves with the artists who will participate in the Floyd Plein Air Biennial in August.

Plein Air offers a unique insight into the artists environment by capturing a specific moment in time.

People also read…

Artists invited to the Floyd Plein Air Biennale range from locals to those from Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.

The Falcon Gallery is hosting a solo multimedia exhibition titled “Seasons: From Sea to Summit” by Rina Lucas and will celebrate the artist following her concert on June 18.

The concert begins at 5 p.m. in the Center’s Community Hall and tickets are available for purchase. Reception will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Lucas is a largely self-taught painter, singer and poet, working primarily in oil. She is a resident of Floyd County and owns Staff and Palette.

“Season” combines the talents of Lucas for an interactive experience that includes his poetry and songs, as well as a main chart for each season.

Alongside the paintings of the season, there will be a collection of smaller oil paintings, depicting scenes and poignant moments and memories.

Lucas’ work and the Plein Air Preview will be on display until August 6th.

For more information about the Floyd Center for the Arts, its upcoming events and classes, visit www.FloydArtCenter.org or call (540) 745-2784.

FCA is located at 220 Parkway Lane S. in Floyd. Its regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Julia P. Cluff