Art x History: Open House

Thursday, Feb. 2 (5-7pm)

“Art x History” Open House and Reception ushers in four new exhibits including a fully-restored 1920 Maxwell automobile on the lobby floor of the Montgomery Museum

The Montgomery Museum of Art & History is hosting an open house entitled, “Art x History,” which will feature two new art exhibits and two new history exhibits. This event will take place on Thursday, February 2, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. at the museum.

This exhibit will showcase a 1920 Maxwell automobile as the focal point on the main gallery floor. This extraordinary vehicle will be on display courtesy of Jackie Shelton and her family. Additionally, the museum will bring back an old favorite, “Lewis Miller’s New River Valley.” Miller’s travel-journal-style artwork and sketches offer a glimpse of New River Valley history and stories.

Art will also shine brightly as the museum is proud to present two local and regional artists, David Petersen and Tom Jenssen. Petersen’s art exhibit entitled, “Tranquility” is a display of local and distant “tranquil” places depicted in painting and photography, in color and black and white.  Jenssen’s pottery exhibit entitled “From Earth to Stone,” features glazed ceramic with melted glass and painted imagery to offer the viewer a sense of wonder.

This free community event and gathering will celebrate the art and history of the New River Valley and will provide a chance to meet artists Petersen and Jenssen. Free wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and live music will be provided by award-winning Appalachian Folk singer-songwriter, Ash Devine.