The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is currently presenting the art exhibit "Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art"
. This is an intriguing exhibit as the focal point of each work of art is a hubcap. Artists were free to use various media to add to the hubcap, but the central theme was to use a hubcap.
The museum describes this exhibit
as "environmentally inspired contemporary art," and it truly is. I was impressed by the creativity and diversity of ideas the artists came up with in their pieces.
It is a large showing, one that showcases the artwork of approximately 300 artists from each U.S. state and 35 other countries. Some artists reflected on general environmental themes or on specific environmental issues, while others focused on using recycled materials which resulted in very different expressions. It was hard to choose a favorite.
"Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art"
will run at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley until March 1, 2015. If in the area, I highly recommend a visit to see this and the other exhibits in the museum. Along with art, if history whets your appetite, there is plenty there to see as well. After my visit, I see myself returning again at a later date.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located 901 Amherst Street, Winchester, Va. Closed Mondays, it is open Tues.-Sun. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.