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The Byrne Gallery in Middleburg is proud to present “Salute to Autumn,” iconic Virginia landscape paintings by Gerald Hennesy, the new exhibit for the month of October. Mr. Hennesy just celebrated his 100th birthday on June 11th, earlier this Summer. Now, this Autumn his scenes of the local Virginia countryside will be showcased in a one-man exhibition. His oil on canvas paintings feature historic stone fences, horizon lines with the Blue Ridge as backdrop, winding Shenandoah views, and wildlife on Goose Creek. There will a special reception on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and all are invited to attend.

Gerald Hennesy paints in an impressionistic style, working both in plein-air and in his studio. A master of composition and the landscape, it is important that the subject he has chosen for the painting is exciting to him, so it will then also be exciting and interesting to the viewers of his completed work. Once a scene has been selected and the composition sketched in, Gerald paints rather rapidly, while attempting to achieve a freshness of color and expressiveness in his brushwork. He is particularly concerned with depicting the effect of light on his landscapes

His work has been exhibited widely in commercial and museum galleries including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art, The Corcoran Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum. His paintings are in numerous private, corporate and public collections, including the U. S. House of Representatives, the State Department, the Maryland State Mansion, the DAR Headquarters, and the American Legion Headquarters. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Art.
Autumn is a time for enjoying cooler weather, taking a drive to admire the change of colors and stopping to enjoy the view! Come to celebrate the excitement of the new season with this exhibition, Salute to Autumn. It will inspire you even on a rainy day!

Please join us for visit during the month of October. The show will begin on October 6th and continue through October 31st.

Contact the Byrne Gallery for more information at 540-687-6986. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and Sunday noon through 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday are by appointment.
The gallery is located at 7 West Washington Street (which is route 50 in Middleburg, Virginia).

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