The Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College invites you to celebrate the acclaimed Amherst County artist Queena Stovall.

Queena Stovall never painted until she was 62, and even then she taught herself. But her paintings depicting rural life in Amherst County, Virginia, created a legacy that earned her a reputation as “the Grandma Moses of Virginia.”

The Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College is celebrating her legacy through a new book, an exhibition, and an historic highway marker.

New book: Inside Looking Out: the Art of Queena Stovall

The first complete catalogue of Queena Stovall’s art contains color repreductions of all 49 of her known paintings. Authors Barbara Rothermel and Ellen Agnew examine the life, times, and art of the Amherst County painter. Now available for $40 (cash or check only).

Book signing and reception: Thursday March 22, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Daura Gallery.

See the art in person

The exhibition “Inside Looking Out: The Art of Queena Stovall” is on view in the Daura Gallery until April 13. More than 40 of her paintings convey the beauty of the Blue Ridge region and its people, as well as the talent of a self-taught artist. Admission is free.

Daura Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: Open from 1 to 4 p.m. March 18, March 25, and April 8.

Historic Highway Marker Dedication

A state historical marker will mark a site near “The Wigwam,” the farm where Stovall painted most of her work. Join us for a dedication Saturday, March 24, 4 p.m. The dedication will take place near the Elon Ruritan Club at 2120 Elon Road, Madison Heights, Virginia. A reception will follow at the Ruritan Club. (Directions.)

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Inside Looking Out: The Art of Queena Stovall is made possible by the generous support of:

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Virginia Commission for the Art
  • Daura Foundation / Martha R. Daura
  • Old Dominion Box Foundation / Frank & Jeanne Buhler
  • Automated Conveyor Systems / Rachel Shenigo
  • Robert C. and Dr. Carol T. Roberts
  • Hon. Paul Whitehead, Jr. in memory of Sandra S. Whitehead
  • Wills Financial Group / Richard & Janet Wills

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