Half-Tone Folk Heroes: Traditional Musicians as Pop Art by Gina Dilg

Illustrations celebrating iconic old-time, bluegrass, country, and folk artists.

On view June through October in the Luthier Shop

Gina Dilg is a Radford, Va. based visual artist and musician who brings a unique perspective to traditional American music. She created this exhibit to pay tribute to the old-time, bluegrass, early country, and folk artists who have inspired generations.

Each illustration in the series is characterized by bold black strokes and a bright color palette achieved by layering halftone dots and lines in only cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.

From bluegrass legends like the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe to lesser-known musicians like Joe and Odell Thompson, Samantha Bumgarner, and Etta Baker, Gina’s art pays homage to the greats and shines a light on both well-known and unsung musical heroes.

When Dilg is not creating art, she can be found performing with her husband Jason Dilg in a musical duo or with the string band, The Mustard Cutters.



Midday Mountain Music
Saturday, June 1, 12 to 3 p.m., Covered Breezeway

Prior to the opening reception, Gina and Jason Dilg will perform at Midday Mountain Music. Based in the rolling hills of southwest Virginia, the duo plays the foot-stomping dance tunes and old country ballads of the American string band repertoire.


Opening Reception
Saturday, June 1, 3 to 4 p.m., Luthier Shop and Covered Breezeway

Join the Blue Ridge Music Center for an opening reception in honor of the exhibit, Half-Tone Folk Heroes: Traditional Musicians as Pop. Light refreshments provided.

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