James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum
Located in the lower level of the Festival Conference and Student Center, the James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum houses rotating exhibits drawn from the Madison Art Collection. This coffee friendly gallery welcomes the casual visitor to purchase their favorite brew from the nearby Java City Coffee Bar and enjoy it while viewing art and cultural objects from around the world. We will also have iPads that can be checked out with a JAC card or Driver's License for use with the exhibits in the gallery!
This exhibit focuses on the role of iterative processes, such as storytelling, in Shenandoah Valley folklife in connection to the works of John L. Heatwole, a Valley native and artist. Heatwole carved pieces and shared stories that reflected Valley folk culture. Each of his works hark back to a particular 19th century tradition, role in society, or superstition. Even in his staining technique, Heatwole utilized the methods of period artisans. As a result, he became the Valley's contemporary minstrel through sharing his own portrayals of folk culture and lore.
Dates: 1/23/2012 - 3/2/2012
Dates: 11/15/2011 - 12/16/2011