“Faces Figure” & “Faces Off”, 2003
The Armory Art Gallery in cooperation with the Mountain Lake Workshop of the Virginia Tech Foundation organized exhibitions and related art workshops entitled: “Faces Figure” & “Faces Off by painter James Donnelly, an artist from Edinburgh, Scotland. These were James Donnelly’s second exhibition and public art workshops respectively in the United States.
James Donnelly visited Blacksburg for a period of 9 days (Aug. 27 - Sept. 4) and participated in a series of scheduled events preparatory to his exhibition, including a Mountain Lake Workshop (Aug. 28 - Sept. 3) that created specific elements of the installation of his exhibition as well as led area students and community members of all ages in painting experiences based in creative self-portraiture and personal identification with flora and fauna in nature.
Directed by visiting artist James Donnelly from Edinburgh, Scotland. Co-organized by Mountain Lake Workshop director, Ray Kass (Dept. of Art and Art History and Mountain Lake Workshop Project Coordinator), and Francis Thompson (Assistant, Arts Administration Graduate Program, School of the Arts, Virginia Tech)