“Walk on the Wild Side”
March 18 - April 24
“Walk on the Wild Side” features work in a variety of mediums that depict the beauty of wildlife throughout the region and the world. Artists work in woodcarving in traditional and modern forms, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ 2021 art exhibition showcases the artwork of four featured artists and as well as numerous wildlife artists from throughout Virginia. Featured artist painter: Guy Crittenden – Guy began drawing and painting at a very early age and exhibited in his first art show at age 13. Growing up in the rural county of Gloucester, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay, he found his passion in the natural wonders of the world around him. Featured Decoy Carver: Captain John A. Leonard, the Mayor of Chincoteague, VA, is a widely known and well-respected decoy carver, and was even invited to carve on the National Mall for the Smithsonian Institute (twice!) Featured wood carvers: Mark McNair and Ian McNair, father and son specialize in waterfowl and shorebird decoys, weathervanes, and related folk art. Their work is held in numerous prominent decoy collections both public and private.