Simply Elemental 2017

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20. Fins and Feathers
By Driving Force


This creative team has collaborated on a variety of original projects for more than 20 years. Linda Correll, Judy Lindberg, Jennifer Lovejoy, Shelley O’Connor, Anne Panella and Terry Warthen came together through art, curiosity and the need to create. Their ongoing collaboration provides inspiration, camaraderie and fun while exploring new projects. 

Fins and Feathers is a group of works composed of wire and metal fish and birds. They can be found in the beds at the entrance to the Hahn Pavilion.

About the artists:

Linda Correll has primarily focused on photography and has exhibited her works in Blacksburg, Floyd, Salem, Va., and Cary, N.C. She enjoys opportunities to meet and work with other artists, and complements her photography with other art forms in stone sculpting, crafting with gourds and art classes. Correll is a member of the Backyard Stone Carvers, Blacksburg Regional Art Association, and the Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Roanoke and NRV Exposure photography Meetup groups.

Judy Lindberg enjoys participating in the creative process in the company of inspiring friends/artists. She is drawn to the elements of line, form and color in nature and appreciates finding unique ways to express them.

Jennifer Lovejoy carves stone with Backyard Stone Carvers and has exhibited her work with ArtJAM and the Blacksburg Art Association. Her work has been seen in Lenoir and Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Blacksburg, Lexington, and Martinsburg, Va.  She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.  

Shelley O’Connor is a retired nurse and Virginia Tech graduate (class of 2016). She enjoys weaving with fabric, beads and wire. A love of wire and metal led to welding classes. Her creations are whimsical.

Anne Panella has worked most of her career as a publication designer and director for Virginia Tech Athletics. As a Virginia Tech graduate who majored in clothing, textiles and related art, her creations are eclectic but often include fabric, weaving, gourds and other natural materials.

Terry Warthen primarily works with stone and copper. She has dabbled in various mediums through classes at the Corcoran School of Art, Christopher Newport University and the YMCA. She is always looking for creative outlets.

Simply Elemental 2017

Hahn Horticulture Garden