Past Exhibitions

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - Sunday, April 3, 2011
Members Preview: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Commissioned by the Taubman Museum of Art, Rise Up Roanoke is a temporary public art project by regional artist Charlie Brouwer.  Designed to symbolize the strength, unity and diversity of our community, hundreds of ladders will "rise up" in the museum's first floor atrium to form the shape of the famed Roanoke star.

Rise Up Roanoke is the latest in a series of public art projects Brouwer has been creating with communities.  These projects are designed to bring the art and artist into closer contact with his audience - especially new audiences.  He does this by inviting all parts of the community to help create a sculptural metaphor for itself...

Friday, March 4, 2011 - Thursday, March 31, 2011

The goal of this exhibition, created by Virginia Tech doctoral student and artist Matt Ames, is to bring together many diverse areas of Roanoke culture and have local artists portray the city from their own perspectives. The exhibit will include a living room space and personal maps of Roanoke. It is Ames’s belief that art must have particular connection to its location to be relevant, in much the same way that local food tastes better and serves its community better.  Also included in this exhibition will be flags designed by neighbors of Roanoke’s Southeast neighborhood, as part of the Vexilloid Project.

Location: Second Floor Gallery Hall and Resource Center...

Friday, September 24, 2010 - Sunday, January 16, 2011

Artist Jae Ko soaks whorls of paper in baths of water, sumi ink and natural dyes and the resulting forms seem to retain fluid properties. The naturally sculptural objects continue the paper’s cycle of hydration: from its beginnings as wet wood pulp laid out on screens to dry to the rehydrated forms that Ko creates. The works can be seen as a reunion of organic materials (water, sumi ink made from burnt wood and paper) that become something entirely new. Defying narrative or distinct references, they allow for open interpretation and act as resting spots for our thoughts and feelings.

Paper consists of large wall works and a sprawling floor work that flows out of...