Frank Walker Art Show

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Jefferson School Heritage Center
233 4th Street, NW
2nd floor
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Region Central Virginia
Locality Albemarle
Friday, July 25, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014 (6:00 PM)
Phone: (434) 260-8720

Frank Walker: Black Stories

July 25-October 11, 2014

Opening reception Saturday, July 26, 6-8 pm Frank Walker will give gallery talk at 7 pm

Frank Walker’s commissioned portraits included in Black Stories begin with research. Before drawing, he interviews his subjects to identify the quintessential piece of their biography that will result in the rendering of a true likeness. Other images in the show are of unsung heroes from African American history and vernacular life. In the exhibition his use of materials and drawing technique explore the relationship between high and low art. Highly worked precise drawings in graphite and red and white chalk, are rendered on plywood and more recently paper bags.

Walker recently retired form the University of Virginia Hospital where he worked as a medical illustrator. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in painting and printmaking. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions most recently in 2012 at the McGuffey Art Center. His paintings and drawings can be found in numerous private collections.

Frank Walker: Black Stories is made possible through the generous support of the Blue Moon Fund and albermarle magazine.

Last Updated: 7/11/2014 3:33 PM
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