Luther Gore the Artist:
"Luther has been part of the Charlottesville art scene since the late 1970's, when he started exhibiting in local venues such as the Barracks Road Art Fair. He helped to
found the American Society of Aviation Artists as the Executive Secretary of that organization for about fifteen years. He has had a number
of one-man exhibitions and has participated in numerous group shows. Luther's art works have been displayed at the Senior Center where he is a member for many years. He is a founding member of Art Upstairs Gallery on Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall."
Seniors interested in drawing and
painting gather each Friday morning at the Senior Center
in the Arts and Crafts Room on the second floor. A still
life setup is provided for subject matter and
occasionally a model is engaged for portrait and figure
studies. No formal instruction is provided, but members
share their experience and knowledge with one another
freely. Helpful critiques of work are given upon
The Group started in the early 90s and counts
more than 20 members this year. We come from different
walks of life and have a variety of interests, but the
passion we have for beauty and color brings us together,
and the goal of a community of artists helps strengthen
our commitment to one another. We have bloomed into a
cheerful group of friends. Some of us often go to lunch
together after painting, and we share other retirement
interests or family stories with one another.
The Group periodically exhibits its works in the Robey
Room Gallery downstairs. Our art works are also on
display in the hallway outside the Arts and Crafts Room.
Friday Art Group meets on Friday morning from 9:00 to 12:00,
as well as Monday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the Arts and
Crafts Room opposite the elevator on the second floor.
The Group welcomes all Senior Center members to visit or
join us. If interested please contact Marion Hansen, Fine
Art Group Chairperson, at (434) 974-5662.