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C’ville Arts Features – “Useful Beauty and Beyond” - During July

C’ville Arts features our talented fine woodworking artist, Alex Pettigrew during the month of July. He will display functional and decorative home and office accessories handcrafted from local woods. His attention to detail is easy to see, offering unique designs, with high-quality finishes. This is a show you will enjoy. Alex explains what inspires him to create such beautiful work:

I have always loved to make things. At the moment I make things primarily from wood, sometimes combined with colorful resin, occasionally adorned with high voltage electricity.

On my display you will see a variety of functional accessories for office and home such as furniture, cutting and serving boards, pepper mills, clocks, cutlery, jewelry boxes, ink pens… For my functional pieces I strive to adhere to the old Shaker dictum:

"Don't make something unless it is both made necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don't hesitate to make it beautiful."

Of late, I have also been producing pieces that are purely decorative. These include wall art and lathe-turned sculpture. I continue to explore the fascinating world of wood and resin hybrids. These combine the beauty of wood with modern, colorful polymer technology. I also strive to perfect the electrifying use of Lichtenberg figures.

To learn more about Alex and his work visit his web site

or on Instagram

or find him on Facebook

For additional information, contact Amy Melville at 434-972-9500.  The gallery’s web site is C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery is located on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

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Mon 10–6
Tues 10–6
Wed 10–6
Thurs 10–6
Fri 10–6
Sat 10–6
Sun 12–5
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.