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New Storefront Art at 101 East Main Street

We’re excited to have a new installation from local artist Dave Moore up on the Downtown Mall! As scores of passersby watched, Dave installed the site-specific panels of canvas on Friday afternoon. Check out photos of the installation process here.

As you might notice, one of the panels is also an homage to Motherwell’s Elegy to the Spanish Republic series. Also, if you like what you see, be sure to check out Dave’s new exhibit in Richmond at Pibby’s Bicycle & Skate in May.

Salena Hitzeman at 505 East Main Street


This morning, we installed artwork by Salena Hitzeman in the windows at 505 East Main Street. Be sure to take a look if you’re in the neighborhood and view more photos here!

Some other exciting news is that we are partnering with Night-n-Day Cleaning Services to make sure the windows housing our installations stay sparkling clean and eye-catching.

Also, be sure to watch the premiere episode of Arts Spotlight on cable access TV10 (also viewable online) to see an interview with Sarah Lawson, Director of CommonPlace Arts.

Finally, artist Reko Rennie is now on display at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. If you like his pink kangaroos and are curious to see more of his work, it’s definitely worth the drive.

Reko Rennie’s Pink Kangaroos

You might have noticed the most recent windowspace installation if you’ve walked along the Downtown Mall recently… the pair of life-size, hot pink kangaroos at 107 East Main Street are pretty eye-catching! Each one is a giant window static that we installed a couple days before the end of the year.

The kangaroo is “Big Red” from Aboriginal artist, Reko Rennie. Rennie will be painting installations and murals around town during the month of January, thanks to the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. More information can be found here!

The first CommonPlace Arts windowspace, by artist Avery Lawrence

The first window installation went up this morning, courtesy of Avery Lawrence! If you’re downtown, head outside and take a look at 213 East Water Street.

Avery Lawrence is a local artist who runs The Pomp, an experimental-production workshop in Charlottesville. The Pomp offers an array of design services and specializes, for the moment, in screen printing on paper, t-shirts and all other mostly-flat substrates.