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Artist Colors the Valley

Posted on February 1st, 2012

Winslow McCagg’s depiction of the Shenandoah Valley is anything but mundane.

“I don’t want to paint cityscapes, I’m not interested in a lot of non-nature related things, so it really evolves out of the landscape,” said McCagg.

McCagg’s work, “Place. Prose. Protest.,” will open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery. The show will feature paintings, drawings, stone carvings and media.

In an interview with Erica Garber, a student in Visual and Communication Arts (VaCA) at EMU, McCagg said the natural landscape —woods, nature, water and wind— informs him.

“All the color we want is out there and that’s why a lot of my paintings are about color, I don’t want to paint in shades of gray,” McCagg said.

“As a painter, the excitement lies in the deeper level of observation,” said McCagg.

The show will run through Feb. 19.

For more information contact Paulette Moore at 540-432-4163 or email paulette.moore@emu.edu.

View a one minute trailer of the show edited by Garber and produced by VaCA students Gabriel Brunk, Joshua Mensah and Shandell Taylor.

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