The Art in the Halls program at the MSV supports Shenandoah Valley artists by providing space where they may organize and display examples of their work. All works are on view in the Museum's Lewis and Glaize Halls on the first floor and are free to the public. MSV admission is not required.
Winchester native Teddy Johnson has spent much of the last decade working as an artist in Baltimore, Maryland. The 14 paintings featured in his Art in the Halls display, These Two Highways, are inspired by his travels along highways 70 and 340 between his Baltimore and the Shenandoah Valley homes. Each work features personal interpretations of the present-day landscape along these highways juxtaposed with figure drawings inspired by nineteenth-century Harper's Weekly illustrator, writer, and journalist, David Hunter Strother (1816–1888). Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Strother trained as an artist in Europe and gained fame as a writer and illustrator for national magazines under the name Porte Crayon. Johnson's playful, yet thought-provoking scenes artfully connect the past to the present.
Last Updated: 10/9/2013 11:24 AM