Former resident artist and painter Michelle Gagliano will be collaborating with poet Stuart Gunter, and musician Butch Taylor on a unique exhibit that seeks to explore and execute an awareness of the vocabulary of place.
These three artists have drawn their inspiration from British author Robert MacFarlane’s book Landmarks, which celebrates the ancient language of the landscape.
As residents of the beautiful Virginia countryside, Gagliano, Taylor, and Gunter work in solidarity with MacFarlane's mission to preserve all of landscape’s rich descriptive botanical terms and original local vernacular. Much of that terminology, once critical to agrarian people's communication with each other is now vestigial. These artists re-introduce it into our consciousness each in their own medium. Lighthouse Studio is also involved in the creation of a video component in the gallery.