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Race To The Races

September 17th, 2013

Race To The Races

The Montpelier Steeplechase and Equestrian Foundation invites you to the opening reception for the RACE TO THE RACES. The reception and art walk is: October 3, 2013 from 5-7 pm. The exhibit dates are October 3 to November 30, 2013.

Artist, Lee Nixon have several juried painting in the exhibition. One painting is in an Impressionist style, featuring the steeple chase and Montpelier, the home of James Madison. The other two acrylic paintings on gallery wrapped canvas are with silhouette images of the steeple chase with a spectacular background filled with an array of vibrant complementary colors.

Paintings are exhibited in the Morin Galley of THE ARTS CENTER IN ORANGE and in other satellite exhibits on Main Street, Orange, Va.
The address is: 129 East Main Street, Orange, Va.

New Exhibitions

May 16th, 2012

New Exhibitions

New Exhibitions
The thrill of excitement is in the air! Can you smell its sweet fragrance? Several new large paintings will not be exhibited during the June 29, exhibition at The UVA Medical Center due to limited space. So, instead smaller paintings are being completed for maximum exposure. Several smaller paintings can be exhibited in place of a large one. Thumbnail images of several paintings for the UVA exhibit will appear in the next newsletter.
As for now, new paintings are being exhibited at The Light Well Tavern on 110 East Main Street, Orange Virginia. The exhibit is for the month of May and June. Several large Impressionist Landscape paintings are on display depicting the dynamic energy generated by the surging waters of the Niagara Falls. My family and I were amazed by this display of awesome power and beauty when we visited upstate New York in 2011. I was personally amazed by the balance of immense, dynamic energy and power balanced by the fragile beauty of natural...

Explosions Of Color

August 22nd, 2011

Explosions Of Color

Orange County Review inSIDEr, June 2, 2011
inSIDEr By
Phil Audibert
June 2, 2011
Let's listen in on Lee Nixon's Art II class at Orange County High
School.
"I think I'm done," says Rachael Donaldson as she puts the finishing
touches on a linoleum block that she has been studiously carving
with a gouge. She has to work in reverse, cutting away anything that
doesn't look like a moose on a hillside.
"Okay, are you going to put in any details in the back?" asks Nixon.
"I can," she responds brightly.
"Yeah, I would put little, fine lines in that, otherwise it'll look more
like a silhouette. It'll look better with the little, fine lines."
"Okay," she says pleasantly and goes back to work.
"Everything you carve out will be white, the color of the paper,"
announces Nixon to the class as a whole. "Everything you don't carve
out will be the color of ink." He rolls ink onto Emily Whitten's work and
presses paper to it. Out...