The Firehouse Gallery, Berryville, VA
 

Gallery Hours

Tues, Wed, Thu, Sat 11-3

Fri 11-5

The Fire House Gallery is an economic development project of Berryville Main Street and  is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

 



What Customers Are Saying About The Gallery ...

"I love having you here in town as a place to see -- and purchase -- wonderful local art.  We need MORE shops like yours!"
Lisa Adams Clarke County, VA

"A great asset to Berryville.  MUCH needed."
Carol T. Bayliss, Winchester, VA

 

CONTACT

23 East Main Street
Berryville, VA  22611
540-955-4001
info@firehousegalleryandshop.com

 

 

Young Artists Bloom Again in the Fire House Gallery’s Final Show of the Season

Budding Artist’s 2014: Upcycling the Road to Literacy
 

up• cy• cle.  verb. 1.reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.
 
The Fire House Gallery’s exhibit season -- which begins in September and concludes in June -- will end with its highly popular Budding Artists exhibit for the third year in a row.
 
This year’s joint collaboration between Berryville Main Street and the Heritage Child Development Center and Club House is sure to please art lovers and environmentalists alike. Drawing inspiration from such classics as Good Night Moon, The Little Engine That Could and Harry Potter’s Hogwarts -- each class is transforming collected recyclables and other items designated for the trash or yard sale into works of art.
 
Creating art helps enhance tactile, visual, and gross motor development in the younger children while giving older children the chance to do creative problem solving that helps boost their self-esteem.   That’s why it’s a centerpiece of Heritage’s educational curriculum supported by teacher, Aryana McDonald who, according to parent and fellow exhibit “spark plug,” Megan Jonkers, has a gift for drawing inspired work from young artists.
 
What makes the endeavor especially noteworthy is the age of the participants.  For example, children in the six-week to one year group are interpreting a book called Rainbow Fish. The “older” ones will wear “paint suits,” and crawl across a large canvas on the floor making marks until a beautiful rainbow appears, then using shakers, will apply a variety of reflective textures to finish the piece.  
 
Preschoolers, interpreting The Very Hungry Caterpillar, will paint in each pane of a discarded window to illustrate the phases of the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly!
 
Make note of the exhibit dates now and plan attend before it ends on the 22nd.  If you’d like to meet the artists – and their proud parents – stop by the opening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 6.  Enjoy music provided by local performer and fabulous “folkie,” Jackie Stem along with light refreshments.  Then make a night of it in Berryville by dining in one of its many fine restaurants.  


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