Victoria resident’s art to be showcased

Published 10:52 am Thursday, June 2, 2016

The artwork of Linda Walker Clark, of Victoria, has been juried into “Arts in the Middle,” a fine arts festival located in Virginia’s River Realm near the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay.

The Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“I am honored to be exhibiting in this show with so many talented artists,” said Clark, a self-taught artist. “Artists must compete for limited space at juried shows. I am proud to have been accepted.”

The gathering of art by painters, sculptors, photographers and fine crafters will be on the grounds of a bucolic 17th century Hewick Plantation, on Old Virginia Road, just west of Urbanna.

Individual artists’ tents will line an oak-shaded gravel path; group tents will show additional local adult and student artists, local foods and a wide array of beverages.

The show also features nine musical groups in two different sites throughout the two days of the festival.

Free parking at the show site and the town shuttles will be available to the shops and restaurants in Urbanna just a half-mile away.

A Rivah-area artist who has shown at dozens of juried art shows calls Hewick “a great draw for artists and the public with its beautiful grounds, shading oaks and one-site parking.”

“We want Rivah area residents to have an enjoyable weekend, give exposure to artists, and introduce visitors to our beautiful area.” said Celane Roden, AIM team coordinator.

All those working on the project are unpaid local volunteers.

The show is partially funded with a challenge grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, matched by Middlesex County, with additional support from local businesses and individuals.