Reception For McClintocks Set At Borrowed Space Gallery

Published 5:26 pm Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Art of Virginia’s The Borrowed Space Gallery will feature Deborah and Richard McClintock and their work at a reception on Friday, March 7, 5 to 8 p.m., 1 Mill Street, Second Level, near Charlie’s Waterfront Cafe.

The community is invited to view the latest work of the artists in the cooperative while enjoying refreshments and the music of Marcus Pendergrass.

A wide variety of artwork and gift items will be offered for purchase. The gallery will also be open on Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Deborah McClintock began her career as an artist while a child, studying at the Corcoran School in Washington, DC. After earning a B.A. in studio art at Mary Washington College, she pursued graduate work at the George Washington University and Longwood University. She enjoys working in a variety of media but concentrates on pen-and-ink and watercolor painting. She especially enjoys portraiture and has been commissioned to paint many watercolor portraits. Her whimsical pet portraits in costume are also enjoyed by a wide audience. Her work has been exhibited locally and hangs in many private and institutional collections, among them Hampden-Sydney College. She and her husband Richard have lived in the Farmville area since the summer of 1975. Active in many organizations in the community, including Central Virginia Arts, Garden Study Club, and the Woman’s Club of Farmville, VA GFWC, she was on the Board of the Heart of Virginia Festival for many years. She and her husband have received the LCVA’s Community Achievement in the Arts Award.

Richard McClintock trained as a Latin professor but has been for many years an editor and graphic designer in his day job. Because he had model trains as a child and says he “can’t draw anything but letters and houses,” he likes making three-dimensional objects, especially of architectural features. He also enjoys making artist books, marble raceways and collages of incongruous items, making these objects for his own amusement. He is active in the local art scene, as former co-president of Central Virginia Arts, as a member of the advisory boards of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and of the Atkinson Museum at Hampden-Sydney, and as a volunteer designer for local groups, like the Visitor Center and the Moton Museum.

Art of Virginia’s goal is to enliven vacant buildings and move on quickly once the space is rented or sold. The current location, in the “Old Mill Building,” now has increased visibility through the efforts of AVA, furthering Farmville’s reputation as a creative center in the area. Upcoming, the Borrowed Space Gallery will open on the first Friday and Saturday of each month, with a new featured artist. In April, the spotlighted artist will be Pat Thorne and her new work in clay.

Art of Virginia, promotes and supports the visual arts in the community and offers affordable gallery, studio and teaching space for its members. New members are encouraged to join. For more information, call Ursula Burgess, president, 434-645-1933.