Trinity’s first-ever art show and accomplished artists

Art show and auction

Around the time most runners will have completed the Fodderstack 10K’s trek from Flint Hill to Washington, the Annual Art Show and Auction at Trinity Episcopal Church will run from noon to 5 on Saturday — and the same hours again on Sunday, April 17, in the church hall and in a tent outside of the church. There will also be an auction and reception on Sunday.

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On Fodderstack weekend, Trinity Episcopal Church’s red door will open for the congregation’s first-ever Trinity Art Show and Auction.

Featured artists are accomplished creatives who are also members of Trinity. Their mediums range from woodworking, oil and watercolor paintings to photography. Emerging artists will display works of paper and needlework, and hand-crafted soaps and lotions.

A photographic work by Paula Endo.

Paula Endo plans to exhibit meditative “innerscapes” of exterior and interior settings. She photographed several of these with black-and-white infrared film. Landscapes are included as well. Using computer software, Endo manipulated two pictures in the show to create abstract works.

Trinity parishioner Philip Strange’s interest in art began when he was a child. He studied architecture and woodworking at the Rhode Island School of Design, and left with a fine arts degree. He taught for about 15 years, and headed up Woodberry Forest School’s art department in Madison County. Strange designed the woodworking program there.

One of Philip Strange's decorative wooden boxes.

After teaching he moved to Rappahannock County, where he has his own woodworking shop. Strange’s current creative focus is making decorative boxes.

Varying her subject material from the Blue Ridge Mountains to intimate details of wildflowers and gardens, Nancy Keyser communicates a love of nature and country life using a fluid and colorful style.

In the 1980s, Keyser began painting in watercolor, and studied with noted watercolorists in Virginia and in her native Wisconsin. Her images have gained acceptance in juried shows held in both states and Washington, D.C The art book, “Celebrating Door County Wild Places,” published in 2006, includes her paintings.

A painting by Nancy Keyser

Visitors can tour Keyser’s studio the first weekend in November as part of the Rappahannock Artists Studio & Gallery Tour.

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