SVWC Resident, Charlie Thorne, has been drawing on windows, walls, floors, and sometimes paper since he could pick up a crayon. After art school, and an army tour, Charlie opened an illustration and advertising studio in Winchester, Virginia, specializing in industrial clientele.
Along the way, he developed an interest in regional history. Charlie has written and illustrated many publications sold in museums and tourist-orientated shops in the Shenandoah Valley. This exhibit will consist of a mix of photography and digital art on canvas, that attempts to capture the ethereal beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, “One Inch Beyond Reality.”
Many of the images will be familiar to viewers as they will see the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Glen Burnie, Winchester Medical Center, Winchester Little Theatre, Handley Library, etc. However, Thorne adds his magic touch, and the work takes on a distinct and unique quality.
“One Inch Beyond Reality” will be on display from March 13 through May 10. An artist’s reception takes place Friday the 13th from 5:30 - 7 p.m., or guests are welcome to view the work any day between 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. For further information, contact Kitty Zuckerman, SVWC’s Marketing Communications Specialist and the Art Committee Staff Liaison, at 540-665-5915.