Riverworks Art Gallery | James Vissari My Town

By Editorial Team on October 3, 2023

Sat, October 7 2023 — Sun, November 12 2023

James Vissari Painting: Reign, 36×48, Oil on Canvas
Credit: James Vissari
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 7 from 4-6pm

A town of sunsets and storm clouds, ruined mills and resilient barns, storefronts and cornfields, the infinite faces of Sugarloaf Mountain—in his new Riverworks exhibition “My Town,” artist James Vissari shows us a rural landscape that thrives as it faces the passing of time.

Informed by four decades in the 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve in western, upper Montgomery County, the paintings of James Vissari draw upon a mastery of color to convey the feeling of seeing these gorgeous vistas and everyday streetscapes for the first time—while letting locals experience their home in new and emotional ways. Learn more about James and his artistic practice at https://www.vissari.net/. “My Town” will be on display from Wednesday, October 4, 2023, through Sunday, November 12, 2023, at Locals Farm Market, 19929 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD. This show is the eighth Riverworks “Artist in the House” exhibition to be featured on the second floor of the historic house at Locals. The exhibit will be available for viewing during Local’s open hours, 7:00am-3:00pm Wednesday-Sunday.

An opening reception will be held at Locals on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The reception is free and the public is invited to attend.

Riverworks Art Center is an expanding nonprofit offering a wealth of arts and culture programs in Poolesville Maryland, including art classes, introductory workshops, community roundtables, theater and music classes for children, fine arts exhibitions, outdoor concerts, community festivals, weekly jam sessions, and more. Riverworks provides opportunities for individuals across the D.C. region to engage with the Poolesville community and one’s own creativity. Contact Riverworks at contact@riverworksart.org, or learn more at https://www.riverworksart.org/.

Locals Farm Market, 19929 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD.