Open Studios – Botetourt Artist Demonstrations
at Stoney Brook Vineyards on Saturday August 6
Open Studios-Botetourt’s popular Artist Demonstrations return at Stoney Brook Vine-yards, 516 Stoney Battery Road, Troutville, VA, 24175 on Saturday August 6 from 12pm to 5pm. Artist demonstrations will be held in their beautiful air-conditioned Gathering Room at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Plus, there will be an art show set up on the Covered Porch with examples of art by all the 2022 artists on the Tour.
The afternoon’s artist demonstrations begins with JD Martin hand building a clay animal at 1pm. Ed Bordett will paint an impressionist landscape in oil at 2pm. Dan Henderson will show and explain the photography process with his historic camera at 3pm. Brett LaGue will paint a watercolor sketch at 4pm.
Open Studios – Botetourt self-guided driving art tour will return for its 12th year on Oc-tober 22 and 23. “Art in the Country” will feature 18 artists in 9 locations opening their workshops and studios to the public.
The vineyards grew from the rich history as the Showalter farm growing tomatoes as well as growing wheat. Over the past centuries, the farm transitioned from tomatoes to chicken farming. As the family grew and dispersed, the farm went dormant. In early 2010, the family decided that the farm had been dormant for too long and since they all shared a passion and interest in vineyards and wineries in Virginia, Stoney Brook Vine-yards was brought to life in 2012. To date, Stoney Brook is a working vineyard and win-ery with four and ½ acres planted grapes consisting of Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Viognier and Cabernet Franc in the ground. All their fruit is carefully crafted into deli-cious red, white, and rose’ wines. The vineyard won a silver medal in the 2020 VA Gov-ernors Cup for Back Porch Red and their Rose. And Stoney Brook Vineyards also won a silver medal in the 2021 VA Governor’s Cup for Cabernet Franc.
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