The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery are pleased to announce a group exhibition featuring the work of Washington, DC and Baltimore-based artists Travis Childers, Holly Trout and Annie Farrar. The exhibition will be on display January 8-29, 2022, with a Public Opening to take place Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 6-8PM. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
About the Artists
Travis Childers is an artist and curator with over twenty years of museum experience working as a preparator in several of Washington DC’s premier art collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens; and the Museum of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Childers is the founder and curator of Ruby Projects, an independent contemporary art gallery located in Fairfax, VA, that focuses on thoughtfully presenting works of local artists.
Throughout his career, Childers has shown both nationally and internationally, including at Ethan Cohen Gallery in New York, NY; Benrimon Gallery in New York, NY; and the Virginia Museum for Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, VA. His work is featured in many private collections, including some curated by the prestigious Sotheby’s International Artlink Young Artists Program.
Childers has won many grants and awards, including a notable fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, several from Arts Fairfax, and the Liquitex Excellence in Art grant. He has also been selected as a finalist for the Trawick Prize, a Contemporary Art Award in Bethesda, MD, and has been a semi-finalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.
Childers received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.
Annie Farrar creates sculpture, collage, and prints that examine cycles of life and death using art history, religion, and divination systems as a framework. She has a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MA in Museum Studies from the George Washington University. She has exhibited internationally and is a fellow of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Le Moulin á Nef, the Valparaiso Foundation, and the Hambidge Creative Residency Center. Annie serves as the chairperson the Washington Sculptors Group and is the director of registration at Glenstone. She has participated in the U.S. State Department's Arts in Embassies Program and been commissioned by The World Bank to create work for their permanent collection. Her work is in collections in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Holly Trout’s studio practice focuses on sculpture and drawing. Her work has been exhibited at Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), Stable Arts (Washington, DC), and Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA). She received her MFA from American University (2018) and BA from Mount Holyoke College. Holly lives and works in Baltimore, MD with her two cats Lionel and Romeo.