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James Vissari, My Town, Artist Reception
James Vissari, My Town, Artist Reception

Sat, Oct 07


Locals Farm Market

James Vissari, My Town, Artist Reception

Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments (beer and wine available for purchase). Free event, donations welcome.

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Locals Farm Market, 19929 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837, USA

About the event

In recent years, you’ve probably spotted James Vissari drawing or painting on one of our many rural roads. Riverworks is truly delighted to host “My Town,” an exhibition of James’s work featuring local landscapes, streetscapes, ruined mills, resilient barns, and the many faces of Sugarloaf Mountain. You’ll recognize the sights and scenes, but James’s talent for color and light will make you see their beauty in new and emotional ways.

James’s show will grace the walls of the second floor of Locals here in Poolesville from Wednesday, October 4, through Sunday, November 12. The opening reception is this Saturday, October 7, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you’ve never been to the opening reception of an art exhibition, make this your first. It’s free, it’s casual, and it’s a great way to show your support for a talented local who’s helping put Poolesville on the artistic map!

ARTIST JAMES VISSARI BRINGS LIGHT AND COLOR TO “MY TOWN”, Riverworks Art Center exhibition captures the feel of small-town Poolesville  and the fleeting beauty of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve.

Sunsets and storm clouds, ruined mills and resilient barns, storefronts and cornfields, the infinite faces of Sugarloaf Mountain—in his new Riverworks exhibition “My Town,” artist James Vissari shows us a rural landscape that thrives as it faces the passing of time.

Informed by four decades in the 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve in western, upper Montgomery County, the paintings of James Vissari draw upon a mastery of color to convey the feeling of seeing these gorgeous vistas and everyday streetscapes for the first time—while letting locals experience their home in new and emotional ways.

“My Town” will be on display from Wednesday, October 4, 2023, through Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Locals Farm Market, 19929 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, Md. This show is the eighth Riverworks “Artist in the House” exhibition to be featured on the second floor of the historic house at Locals.

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