Art Guild holds annual meeting, picnic in Stanardsville | Entertainment

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the annual Plein Air event “Paint the Town Greene” will see artists gathering to paint outdoor views of historic Stanardsville and the surrounding areas. A reception and awards ceremony will follow. For more information or to register, visit artguildofgreene.org/paint-the-town-greene.

Beginning in 2022, the guild will host quarterly art receptions at Stanardsville Station on Main Street, with speakers and food and fellowship. If interested in presenting or volunteering to help with food, contact (434) 260-6708 or [email protected]

Guild Treasurer Vyvyan Rundgren, who is credited with forming the Blue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail in Greene County, gave a brief update on the project.

“The trail in Greene County is today—as it has been for almost a year—the largest in Virginia,” Rundgren said. “We have 148 barn quilts on display.”

Barn quilts are the wooden plywood boards displayed on barns, sheds, fences and yards throughout the county, painted with a quilt design and coated in weatherproof sealant to protect against the elements. Maps of the quilt trail are available at the county visitors center or by visiting www.exploregreene.com/explore/barn-quilt-trail.

“The workshops stopped when COVID came along,” Rundgren said, explaining that family health issues have kept her closer to home in recent months. Despite the setbacks, she has hosted three small barn quilt workshops in her own barn since January, capping each session at eight to 10 participants. If you’re interested in making your own barn quilt, contact Rundgren at [email protected] for more information.