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Exhibits | 'Stories of the Torres Strait' at Les Yeux du Monde, 'Performing Country' at Kluge-Ruhe and more

The Arts Center in Orange: “Awe at the Fingertips: Art of the Miao People,” exquisite embroidery curated by Li Zeng, remains on view through March 30. (540) 672-7311.

The Barn Swallow: February hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Call first in the event of inclement weather. Other times available by appointment. 796 Gillums Ridge Road in Charlottesville.

Beverley Street Studio School: Works by Sarah Jones on view through Feb. 25. 217 W. Beverly St. in Staunton. (540) 886-8636.

Blue Ridge Studio of Fine Arts: Studio’s new location is 131 E. Main St. in Orange. (540) 360-4370.

Botanical Fare Restaurant: Acrylic and oil paintings by Terry M. Coffey will remain on view and for sale in February. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (434) 217-4496.

Buck Mountain Episcopal Church: Acrylic works by Matalie Deane can be seen through Feb. 29 in the main room of the classroom/office area at 4133 Earlysville Road. Parking is free. Call for hours. (434) 973-2054.

C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery: “Weaving Warmth and Knitting Dreams,” works by weaver Jan Russell and knitter Mary Whittlesey, on view during February. 118 E. Main St. (434) 972-9500.

The Center at Belvedere: “Near and Far: Oil Paintings from Virginia, Maine and Tennessee” by Randy Baskerville will be on view through Feb. 29.

Chroma Projects and Vault Virginia: “Victoria Chaban: Gatekeepers,” acrylic-on-paper studies of birds, on view through Feb. 23. “Alan Box Levine: Sculpted Harmony” and “Amdane Sanda: Sabr” can be seen in the Great Halls of Vault Virginia on view through March. Third Street Southeast, just off the Downtown Mall. artlab@chroma

Crozet Artisan Depot: “The Secret Life of Leaves” by textile artist LaVel Rude can be seen through Feb. 28. A meet-the-artist event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10.

Crozet Library: Charlottesville Camera Club will present a group exhibition through Feb. 28 featuring works by 24 club members at 2020 Library Ave. in Crozet. Hours: 1 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; closed Sundays. (434) 823-4050.

Cunningham Creek Winery: “Branches + Blooms,” contemporary impressions by Amy Jeanguenat and oil paintings by Meghan Cooper, on display through April 11. A celebratory evening with the artists is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 23. 3304 Ruritan Lake Road in Palmyra. (434) 207-3907.

Cuppa Joe Coffee: Paintings and etchings by Tom Tartaglino on display at 90 Joshua Lane in Palmyra. Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (434) 906-4172.

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia: “Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Paintings from Yirrkala,” one of the most significant touring exhibitions of Aboriginal Australian art ever stages, will be on display through July 14, 2024.

The Gallery at Studio Ix: Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (434) 242-0905.

Grace Estate Winery: 5273 Mount Juliet Farm in Crozet. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Guild Gallery: 300 E. Main St. (434) 227-1333.

Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia: “Their World As Big As They Made It: Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance,” featuring works of writers, artists and thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance, on view through June 8 at 170 McCormick Road. (434) 924-3021.

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection: “Performing Country,” which explores the ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists explore the complex idea of Country, on exhibition through March 3. Free tours are offered by volunteer guides at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. 400 Worrell Drive. (434) 243-8500.

The Looking Glass: Open Saturdays and Sundays. Ix Art Park Foundation has opened a major expansion of its immersive art museum featuring works by new and returning artists.

Louisa Arts Center: Wild Card Open Show on display through March 29. Closing reception is set for 6 p.m. March 29. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays at 212 Fredericksburg Ave. in Louisa. (540) 967-2200.

Loving Cup Vineyard and Winery: Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. (434) 984-0774.

McGuffey Art Center: On view through through Feb. 25 will be “Spells,” oil paintings on canvas by Kelly Lonergan, in the Smith Gallery; McGuffey Associate Members’ Show in the First-Floor Galleries; “In the House: Old and New” by renting members, each of whom is showing a new work and an older work in the Second-Floor Gallery North; and Kelly Lonergan’s “In Retro” in the Second-Floor Gallery South.

McIntire School of Commerce: “Spirit of Place,” winter art exhibit featuring works in oil, acrylic and pastel on Masonite, canvas and paper by Meg West and Mae Stoll, on view through March 1 in the Connaughton Gallery on the third floor of Rouss & Robertson Hall. Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; closed on weekends.

Museum of Culpeper History: “The Culpeper Minute Men Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution,” a new exhibit recognizing 100 years of DAR activity in Culpeper County, will run through July. or (540) 829-1749.

Northside Library: Paintings and drawings by Terrence Pratt remain on view in the main hall gallery until Feb. 29. A show of portraits by Pratt is on view in the Quiet Room through Feb. 22. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays. (434) 973-7893.

Peace Lutheran Church: “Genesis,” a juried art show, will be on view through March 31. (434) 978-4357.

Phaeton Gallery: 114 Old Preston Ave.

Piedmont Virginia Community College: “The Power of Plenty” will be on view through March 30 in the PVCC Gallery on the second floor of the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. (434) 961-5362.

Possum’s Store Art and Artisan Gallery: 914 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike in Criglersville. (540) 718-0370.

Pour la maison: (434) 284-8706.

Quirk Gallery Charlottesville: “Interplay” by Frankie Slaughter will be on view through March 31, with an artist talk at 6 p.m. March 1. (434) 365-3774.

Random Row Brewery: Acrylic landscapes and abstracted encaustic landscapes and seascapes by Carol Williams on display through the end of February. Works also are offered for sale. Hours: 4:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 4:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays.

Revalation Vineyards: Works by Madison County landscape painter Anna Marie DeMio Dowen can be seen through the end of February in the new tasting room. 2710 Hebron Valley Road in Madison. (540) 407-1236.

Rockfish Valley Community Center: (434) 361-0100.

Nan Rothwell Studio: 700 Wilder Drive. (434) 263-4023.

Scottsville Museum: Museum is closed for the winter season and will reopen in April for regular weekend hours. To research local history, go to To schedule special tours, email or call (434) 286-2247. 90 E. Main St. (434) 286-2247.

Second Street Gallery: “First Nation Australia: Contemporary Artists from Buku-Larrngay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala” on view through March 22 in the Main Gallery. “Laura Josephine Snyder: Tending” on view through March 22 in the Dové Gallery. Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required. All groups of 10 or more must book in advance at or (434) 977-7284. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. (434) 977-7284.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital: Andy Stafford’s photography can be seen from Friday through April 8 in the third-floor hallway gallery near labor and delivery at 500 Martha Jefferson Drive. Check in at the front desk. (434) 654-7000.

Shenandoah Valley Art Center: “Laura Allen: Anthropogenic” and “Karen Rosasco: Real and Imagined, Part 2” remain on view. Kate Simon’s photographs of local people experiencing homelessness on view as part of a project sponsored by Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge Region Virginia Art Educators Association’s Annual Exhibition also on view. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, weather permitting. If Waynesboro schools are closed for inclement weather, the gallery also will be closed.

Sweet Art Emporium: New works by Nance Stamper and Cheryl Falkenburry are among works by more than 70 artists on view. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 264 Turkeysag Trail, Unit E, in Palmyra. (434) 882-2087.

Tabor Presbyterian Church: An opening event for Seth Silverstein’s photography show will be from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at 5804 Tabor St. in Crozet. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. (434) 823-4255.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charlottesville: Intuitive or process paintings by Shirley Paul remain on view during February. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. (434) 293-8179.

Wayne Theatre: “Seated in Creativity: An Exhibition of Chairs and Drawings” by Joe Sheridan can be seen through Feb. 18 in the Exhibit Art Gallery. (540) 943-9999.

Welcome Gallery: “Empire is Over: The Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea Cut-Ups” by Meesha Goldberg will be on view through Feb. 22. First Fridays opening event is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, with an artist performance at 6 p.m. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (434) 202-5277.

Woodberry Forest School: Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Les Yeux du Monde: “Ukapalimin: Eti Ko Eti: Resilience: Stories from the Torres Strait” is on view through April 21. (434) 882-2622.

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