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Wayne Dobson and Sally Susan Popu were very active in the Brooklyn art community when they discovered Danville on a trip to Southern Virginia to look at old farmhouses available for restoration. There were no galleries in the city when they arrived. The couple purchased a building on Union Street, created a visible street level [...]




 

 

New York native and painter, Wayne Dobson - Danvillian Gallery

Wayne Dobson and Sally Susan Popu were very active in the Brooklyn art community when they discovered Danville on a trip to Southern Virginia to look at old farmhouses available for restoration. There were no galleries in the city when they arrived. The couple purchased a building on Union Street, created a visible street level professional gallery, and maintain a personal collection there of over 200 pieces from several New York artists including Mark Zimmerman, Michael Bellamy, James Austin Murray, and Mary DeVincentis. Popu will maintain a photography studio on the second floor. Their new gallery will certainly prove to be a huge catalyst for reinvigorating the cultural pulse of the city’s beautiful and historic urban core which has spent a dark and quiet decade since the closing of the famous Dan River Mills. Danville itself, for the first time in decades, is on the cusp of a bright rebirth and the city has recently commissioned an important urban design study of its riverfront edge at the north end of downtown – a place that was once a dramatic and somewhat ceremonial entrance into the city from the Dan River bridges in the 19th century. I believe that in a few years, Danville will once again be the crown jewel of the Southern piedmont of Virginia with its very low cost of living and pro-business attitude, and the Danvillian Gallery will play a prominent role in the city’s new life.

Wayne and Sally will host monthly shows beginning with an opening reception of Dobson’s work marking eighteen years of painting tomorrow evening 7/9 at 6pm.

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Danvillian Gallery
210 North Union Street
Danville, Virginia 24541 
434-792-1860
 
Josh McCullar
 
 


 

 

 
 
 

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