Middle Street opens holiday show

The Middle Street Gallery, a 20-person artist’s cooperative based in Washington, will open a special holiday group show on Friday (Dec. 3) that continues through Dec. 19.

The gallery will show a number of smaller, less expensive works ideal for holiday gifts that buyers can take with them.

Works of art will include oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media collages, prints, photographs, stained glass, pastels and sculpture.
Janet Brome will offer a mobile made of silver-colored wire in a series of panels depicting Christmas scenes. One scene shows Santa and his sleigh being pulled by eight reindeer.

To complement the “Season of Lights,” Jo Levine is displaying photographs with a golden theme. Her “Cathedral Arches” shows light from the setting sun transforming gray stone arches at the Washington National Cathedral into a rich golden hue.

Several of Patricia Underwood’s new “Arawak” pieces will be on view. They are rich mixtures of printmaking, encaustic (wax) and colorful paint on wood veneers that explore ancient Native America symbols found in cave ceilings on the island of Aruba.
Linda Tarry will show her colorful and whimsical sculptures made from pieces of tile, ceramic, beads, feathers and other found objects.

The Middle Street Gallery is located next to The Inn at Little Washington. Hours are 11 to 6 Friday-Sunday.

For more information, visit the Web site at middlestreetgallery.org or call the gallery on weekends at 540-675-3440. The gallery will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 7 and on Fridays in January and February.