Friday, November 24, 2006

Wiley Hall, Emory and Henry College

For almost the entire existence of Emory and Henry College,, there has been a Wiley Hall. During the Civil War, the college was closed, but Wiley Hall served as a hospital for Confederate and Union soldiers. That building burned early in the 20th century and was replaced by the one shown in the painting below. From 2003 to 2006, I was privileged to be on the faculty of Emory and Henry, a small Methodist College in the mountains of southwest Virginia, about 25 northeast of Bristol. The campus has been on that spot since its founding in 1836. It is one of uncommon beauty, as is the surrounding area. The place inspired many paintings, one of which was put on this site in August. Another two are located just below this entry, and here is a fourth.

15 x 22, Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold press paper

Price: Not for sale

About the painting

This painting is one of a series that I have donated to Emory and Henry College.

(This is an original piece, not a print.)

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