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Potato Stone: Youngblood Art Mosaic

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Our friend Tia Maggio just opened a shared space show, Mosaic, at youngblood in The Plains. The show also features sculpture by Chilean artist Carlos Edwards.

Shades of Blue by Tia Maggio

Shades of Blue by Tia Maggio

Carlos Edwards

Carlos Edwards

Tia Maggio on point

Tia Maggio on point

Tia’s new work, interspersed with pictures from previous phases, was inspired by time in Moroco.

Going Out with a  Bang by Tia Maggio

Going Out with a Bang by Tia Maggio

What's the Matterhorn by Tia Maggio

What’s the Matterhorn by Tia Maggio

Carlos Edwards

Carlos Edwards

Carlos Edwards told me about working with a stack of potatoes as inspiration for some of his work in granite. So remember: test the water with your potatoes before you jump in.

Also Carlos Edwards

Also Carlos Edwards

Memories of You by Tia Maggio

Memories of You by Tia Maggio

We added a third Tia piece to our collection. What appealed to us in this piece was the depth of field.

Bouquet by Tia Maggio

Bouquet by Tia Maggio

Catch the show while it is still on, and while you’re in town, have a margarita or two (enhanced with extra tequila and lime) at El Agave.

The best place to eat in the Plains? El Agave, hands down.

The best place to eat in the Plains? El Agave, hands down.

Missed the Opening? No Problem! Tia Maggio Rocks Duvall Gallery

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Tia Maggio at Duvall Gallery

Tia Maggio at Duvall Gallery

Our plan was to go to the real opening shindig, but we were thwarted by the new equine arrivals! Not to worry. We made our own opening+1.

Tia Maggio works in pastels and does very intricate, delicate work with beautiful lines and lots of movement. The colors are not “easter colors” in case that’s what you’re thinking. Tia’s work can be dark and mysterious or summery and light. Whole spectrum. Great work. We’re proud to have some of Tia’s stuff in our collection at Apothecary Shed.

Tia Maggio's Show at Duvall Gallery

Tia Maggio’s Show at Duvall Gallery

One of the great things about the Duvall Gallery is that it is an old old building. The patina inside is a striking and effective offset for the work. So glad it is not boring and white.

Of course, an opening+1 requires a nice cocktail. The doctor’s bag was handy.

Campari and Prosecco with a twist

Campari and Prosecco with a twist

Tia Maggio captures the tropics

Tia Maggio captures the tropics

The artist: Tia Maggio with a cocktail for opening+1

The artist: Tia Maggio with a cocktail for opening+1

Oh look, it's apothecaryshedster!

Oh look, it’s apothecaryshedster!

Yes, we had fun!  And we learned about some of Tia's methods and inspiration.

Yes, we had fun! And we learned about some of Tia’s methods and inspiration.

My personal favorite. Fire.

My personal favorite. Fire.

Why don’t we do it in the road??

Why Don't We Do it in the Road?  Tia Maggio

Why Don’t We Do it in the Road? Tia Maggio

Well that was fun

Well that was fun

Winslow in da Shed

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Tia Maggio and Winslow McCagg are at it again with a beautiful new art show at Blandy Experimental Farm (part of the University of Virginia) near Millwood. Nothing like excellent bone fide local artists to make a community thrive!

The show, called “Reunion,” runs through February 28th. Go see it.

When you go, you can take a gander at the pieces we are adding to our collection. They have red dots. One is called Zane Grey; the other, Mutiny on the Bounty. This time we focused on Winslow’s work since we already have a couple of pieces by Tia. The show is a great pairing, however, with equally good work from both artists. We still think Winslow and Tia make a great pair.

Winslow McCagg

Winslow McCagg

Tia Maggio

Tia Maggio

The space in the Board room at Blandy is a bit crowded when filled with 30-40 people and the mega conference table, so getting pictures was a challenge. Nice to see the place hum though.

Tia's work in pastel

Tia’s work in pastel

Winslow's work

Winslow’s work

Finally some Winslow is coming home to roost. Here is what the new pieces look like.

Zane Grey  by Winslow McCagg

Zane Grey by Winslow McCagg

Mutiny on the Bounty by Winslow McCagg

Mutiny on the Bounty by Winslow McCagg

Our very own Vanna.

Mutiny on the Bounty by Winslow McCagg.

Mutiny on the Bounty by Winslow McCagg.

Photography by Chris McGraw.

Zig Zag Local Art

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We attended the Rendezvous opening at the Zig Zag Gallery in The Plains. Rendezvous is a joint show of Winslow McCagg and Tia Maggio. Great space, gorgeous work, and a perfect night for an opening.

Tia and Winslow make a very nice pair.

Nature

Winslow’s art is exceptional. Multiple levels and at least 4 reads per work. The light at the Zig Zag was very good for viewing.

Sorry about the photography here. Too many people to get the light to cooperate.

Winslow. This one looked even better here than at the Mill.

This was our first exposure to Tia’s work. We bought these two.

Amy's favorite. Piney Swamp.

My favorite. Love the blue. Wavelength.