Wednesday, June 28, 2017

August 4, 2017 First Friday Art by Night ... An evening of a poetry readings by Roy Robbins

On Friday August 4th, Roy Robbins will be reading from his new collection of poems entitled Poster Art Nights, in which there are lyrics, satires, narratives and haiku. The poems reflect an observer on whom nothing is wasted. Robbins is a playwright and poet who has had his work performed and read in London, New York, Providence and Charlottesville, as well as having his poetry published in quarterlies and literary journals, such as the Virginia Literary Journal, the Southern Poetry Review, and the Northeast Journal. Some of his poetry has won awards--the Deep South Prize for the Lyric is one. He is retired from Virginia Tech, has a doctorate from UVA, studied writing and literature in SC and NYC,has lived in Bolivia, and now lives in Cartersville, VA with his wife Susan Pepper Robbins, who writes fiction.

Roy will begin reading at 6 pm for about 45 minutes. Please join us. We are open from 5 to 9 PM.
Wilson Hughes gallery
117 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011

PARIS WALKS booksigning - June 2, 2017 from 5 - 9 pm

Suzun Hughes will be signing her new book, PARIS WALKS,  a photographic guide to the hidden shopping streets of Paris, during Art By Night on June 2, 2017, from 5 - 9 pm at the Wilson Hughes gallery. Large scale archival photographs from the book will be exhibited. The event is free and PARIS WALKS is available for purchase, as well as the photographic artwork.

PARIS WALKS is a travel guide and a beautifully presented photographic history of the secret passages and galleries of Paris. The book contains over 100 high- quality photographs as well as detailed information to be used as a walking guide. Nearly 150 of these unique architectural structures were constructed between the late 1700s and the mid-1800s and the majority of them were destroyed between 1853 and 1870 by urban renewal projects. Now only 30 remain and they are often difficult to locate. Walk into the past with this detailed guide to the secret passages and galleries of the City of Lights. Visiting these passages offers an opportunity to experience Paris as it was and as it is now.

Philadelphia-born, longtime San Franciscan and current Virginia resident, Suzun Hughes is an Abstract painter and Fine Art photographer. For six months, between 2011 and 2013, She was a resident at Cité Internationale des Arts, which is located in the Marais district, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. Cité Internationale des Arts, which opened in 1965, provides housing and studio space for professional artists who want to develop artistic work in France. During this time Suzun both discovered by chance and fell in love with the ancient galleries and passages, and made it a project to photograph every remaining structure and learn their histories. PARIS WALKS represents her love affair with Paris and it is a guide and a tribute to the City of Lights.  

Wilson Hughes gallery - contemporary fine art & craft 

117 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke VA 24011