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C’ville Arts Features – “Wings” - During May

Genevieve Story expresses her joy using a technique called Pyrography or pyrogravure. It is the art of decorating wood and other materials in her case leather, with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object. She has developed her skills masterfully and will focus this show on all things “Wings”. Her creatures are innocent, polite and rather charismatic, sure to elicit a smile. Here’s her message, let’s support her efforts during the month May and beyond!

Although my featured artist show in May cannot proceed as usual at C’ville Arts, I am going to try this virtually! I’ve begun a new series of designs called “Wings”. It seems an appropriate theme at this moment when we’re feeling caged in and looking forward to the time when we can spread our wings and take off!

Please follow me on Instagram @lutracreations and on Facebook at, where I’ll be posting my new designs daily throughout the month of May.

For purchase, contact me ( or visit my Etsy page:

I can deliver orders free of charge in and around the Charlottesville area!

Lutra Village is a partner project between brother & sister-in-law, Peter Yencken & Genevieve Story. We create functional works of art from untreated genuine cow leather and other natural materials. Our products are made by hand (by Peter) with designs burned by hand (by Genevieve) with a burning tool – not a stamp or branding iron. Each item is a one-of-a-kind work of functional art with variation in color, texture, and design details.

ABOUT C’VILLE ARTS – C’ville Arts, a cooperative membership gallery of more than sixty local artists and crafters, was established in 1997. Original works include photography, painting, glass, fiber, clay and pottery, quilling, metals, mosaics, jewelry, leather, candles and wood.

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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.