The story of the windows project
Since 2017, BRAA has sponsored the creation and installation of window art at several locations in the New River Valley. BRAA artists and community members supplied the creative spirit for these unique works of art.
In 2017, the Alexander Black House on Draper Road in Blacksburg happily hosted the first assortment of windows.
In 2018, local artists created two dozen windows for the lawn and garden of the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center on S. Pepper Street in Christiansburg.
In 2019, another collection of windows was installed at the Hahn Horticulture Garden on campus at Virginia Tech.
The following link allows you to hunt for a particular artist name and see the final product in the 2019 Windows in the Garden.
The window collection of Dave Angle and Diane Relf supports the public art window exhibitions. Artists get to select a free window to decorate. Dave and Diane build the BRAA-funded supports and install them. What a great group effort!
None of these public art exhibitions would be possible without the unflagging enthusiasm and amazing assortment of "stuff" stocked at the Blacksburg home of Diane Relf and Dave Angle. Their generous offer of time, labor and old windows goes above and beyond anything we could have asked for.
We offer our admiration and thanks to Diane, Dave, Sue Farrar of the Montgomery Museum, Rhonda Morgan of the Black House, the staff at the Hahn Garden and all the participating artists willing to think outside the norm for these exhibitions.