The work of four artists with Rockbridge County ties are coming together in a new, student-curated exhibition at the University of Lynchburg. “The Rockbridge Group: Masters Along the Maury” opens with a reception at 4 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Daura Gallery in the university’s Dillard Fine Arts Center. It will remain on view until May 17. The exhibition includes the art of Pierre Daura, Jean Hélion, Sally Mann, and Cy Twombly and explores how life, landscapes, and people in Rockbridge County shaped their art.
In the 1940s, Central Virginia folk artist Queena Stovall took painting lessons — albeit briefly — from Pierre Daura, chairman of University of Lynchburg’s art department from 1945 to 1946 and later the namesake of its Daura Gallery. Stovall, who didn’t start painting until she was 62 years old, was largely self-taught and had a […]
Pierre Daura (1896 – 1976): Picturing Attachments, the first exhibition focusing on the way the artist’s family inspired his art, will be on view in the Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College from June 8 through July 31. The curator will speak at the Daura Gallery’s annual dinner June 11.