Ephemeral Art Program
The arts are alive in Rappahannock County in multiple ways! The newest rendition is RAAC’s new Ephemeral Art Program, which debuted with three installations in place along the Sperryville trail network in the village of Sperryville. The three installations were up through the first weekend of November, 2022. For more information, see Ephemeral Art Challenge
Patricia Brennan of Thornton River Art (current Fall Art Tour participant) and Jen Cable of Flourish Root Floral Studio (past Fall Art Tour participant) offer Peace of Mine. As shown in the photo taken by Patricia Brennan, the installation is a cone-shaped structure made of bamboo, willow, and pine splits, large enough for two people to sit inside. The two entryways allow openness for river sounds and air flow. The two artists drew inspiration from this video, which documents the amazing process of weaving handmade bamboo dwellings in Ethiopia. The location is an opening next to the trail directly behind Cheri Woodard Realty.
Donna Marquisee’s installation en
Janet Kerig’s (current Fall Art Tour guest artist) installation entitled Ephemeral Gateway is constructed with local honeysuckle and cattail leaves woven into an “ephemeral gateway,” and is located on the trail behind Headmaster’s Pub.
A special thanks goes to the landowners upon whose property these exhibits reside.
For 2022, we focused on the Sperryville trail network and were joined by two co-sponsors: the Sperryville Community Alliance (SCA) and the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP).
Watch for details on the second round of the Ephemeral Art Program in spring of 2023.
Patricia Brennan & Jen Cable
Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community
PO Box 24
Washington, VA 22747
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