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The Virginia Discovery Museum supports local artists – and inspires budding artists – by featuring gallery shows in our Creation Station program room. Shows change every few months to feature a new artist and style. Artwork can be viewed Monday through Friday during open art studio hours from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., September through May, and from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., June through August. Galleries are occasionally open for viewing on Saturdays when Creation Station is open to the public. Displayed artwork is often available for purchase by contacting the artist directly.


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About the Gallery

An abstraction of post-it notes, excerpts of poems, and the visual connection between the fragments of the everyday, from beads to flowers to slices of fruit.

Featured Artist: Courtney Mandryk

Show Runs from May – September 2019

Courtney Mandryk’s art explores the connection between word and image while considering the domestic realm, ink, paper, everyday objects, palpable abstraction, and the wild rides of the heart and soul.

She is the founder of Root & Star magazine, winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, which brings art and literature to children and aims to enrich emotional intelligence, deepen a connection with nature, and preserve the sacred space of childhood.

She has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She and her two children live in Belmont with too many pets.

Artist Website


Display with Us

Interested in hanging a show at the Museum? We would love to display your work as our next Featured Artist! Contact us at director@vadm.org or (434) 977-1025 x101 for more information.