From Firnew Founder and Director, Trish Crowe, “The Circle features over 40 artists working in varied mediums; watercolor, acrylic, oil, photography, mixed media, pottery, jewelry making, and fiber arts. The focus is the natural Virginia Piedmont landscape that surrounds us. It is the perfect muse. It is line and color. It is ever-changing and precious; and each artist has a unique and individual response to it. It is my great fortune to share this community with such talented artists and friends and celebrate the beauty of this magical place. We meet twice a month in Firnew Barn”.
The Circle has had a creative and exciting 2022, with three exhibitions. Field & Forest, on May 15, at the Firnew Farm Barn Gallery and Silo. The Cleopatra Project – Poisonous & Venomous Animals in Virginia, August 19 – October 31, at the University of Virginia Student Health and Wellness Center. Wonderment, October 4 -31, at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. View the Art & Artists Catalogs at Firnew Exhibits
A bit of Firnew history from Trish, “In 2003 I turned the old milking parlor into a studio and began inviting artists to join me on Thursdays. We painted together and held an afternoon review and critique of new works on a weekly basis. This small group became known as the Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle. The milking parlor was turned into The Studio, which also served as a Gallery to host the early shows. As the circle of artists grew, the Firnew Barn and Silo were converted into a gallery and exhibition space”.
John Berry’s video from the 2018 Spring Show, “Firnew at 15”.