Now thru June 11, 2021


The Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education was once a dream of the John Rolfe Players of Chester, Virginia. They were looking for a place to call home. Since then many artists and performers throughout the region have used this descriptor when sharing their vision for all the potential at the center. Hence, our opening show: Home.

The Baxter and Elaine Perkinson Gallery will be home to many artists from the area, with the first show featuring a retrospective of Baxter's work from over the years alongside Elaine's stone sculptures. 

The walls of the Perkinson Center outside of the gallery are filled with the Perkinson's personal collection from their home, which features artists from across Virginia such as

  • Eleanor Cox

  • Bob Carter

  • Ed Hatch

  • Zoltan Szabo

  • Lou Messa

  • Dennis Frings

  • John Stingel

  • William Redd

  • Susan Stuller

  • Michael Wheeler

  • John Barber

  • Jim Pittman 

  • Will Haddon

  • Paul Landy

And Sculptures from

  • Caludia Rees

  • Mr. Dee Clements 

  • Clara Sever 

  • Jim Valentine (Pottery) 

  • William Turner, DDS 

  • Jim Wolnosky