Clarke County has become an oasis for the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia traveler. We are just 60 miles west of Washington, DC, 12 miles from Hollywood Casino and Race Track and 16 miles from historic Harpers Ferry. As soon as you crest the Blue Ridge Mountains into Clarke County you will know why Clarke County is referred to as the oasis. At the foot of the mountain is the Shenandoah River and beyond this famed American river are miles of gently rolling hills. This planned open space community provides not only scenic beauty but hiking on the Appalachian Trail, fishing, canoeing, rafting, and kayaking on the Shenandoah River and award winning wineries where you can choose the view of the mountains or a view of the valley below. Dining experiences range from a 5 star country inn and restaurant, to down home cooking at its very best. Entertainment of all types are around practically every bend and includes anything from art shows to music venues to hot air balloons and last, but hardly least, the many historic sites and museums.
Clarke County was the home of Lord Clarke, Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan, George Washington’s daughter Nellie Custis and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee’s wife, Mary Anna Randolph Custis. With only 14,500 people living in the entire county, Clarke County’s rich history can still be viewed as it was 200 years ago.
Whether your interest is outdoor adventures, cultural and historic, arts and entertainment or just a relaxing sight seeing tour of unspoiled countryside, Clarke County is the place for you. Though Clarke County is only one hour from the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, we are a world away!
We are also a partner of Today’s Shenandoah Valley, a great resource for all the things there are to see and do in our beautiful Valley.
The exhibit features paintings by local artist Keith Patterson.
Keith uses abstract techniques, drip and splatter, and attempts to conjure a reality. Jackson Pollock and Claude Monet are his greatest artistic influences.
Keith Patterson began painting at the age of fourteen. His artwork includes award-winning cartoons, paintings, murals, and numerous corporate logos. Keith works with acrylic on canvas blending a variety of techniques that he has developed over his career as an artist. He has closely studied the work of the Masters and you may get a sense of Van Gogh, Monet, Pollack, and others while viewing his work.
According to Keith, “Ever since a boyhood adventure led to my discovery that the appearance of light changed when it passed through the glass from the bottom of a cola bottle, I’ve been fascinated with how light is made of the full spectrum of colors. I try to capture this phenomenon in my paintings.”
Exhibit Dates: Saturday, July 1 – Saturday, July 29
Exhibit Admission is free. Our exhibits are open Tuesday-Saturday (Closed Mondays) from Noon to 3:00 PM as well as during concerts and by appointment. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org
Thank you to Hobert and Kerr PC for sponsoring this event!
Join us for a night of live music by Keith Harrington & Friends followed by a screening of the documentary film – Keith’s Blues: My Life with Parkinson’s.
Keith Harrington (bass and guitar) will be joined by Gina Byrd (vocals), Terrie Sheaffer (vocals), Donnie Gray (drums), and Jon Rose (bass and guitar) to perform a mix of blues, blues rock, country, a bit of reggae, and a few surprises.
About the Film – Keith’s Blues: My Life with Parkinson’s London corporate lawyer, Keith Harrington, is beginning to contemplate selling his law practice and retiring early when he is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He describes in unemotional terms how the following diagnosis, there were, for him, really only two choices, surrender or fight. Having decided (consciously or sub-consciously) to fight, Keith walks his audience through a cross section of his life from the mundane – his morning shave – to the sublime – interviews with former leading musicians also now struggling with Parkinson’s. Proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM. $25 in advance | $30 at the door | 12 and under free. For more information visit www.barnsofrosehill.org
Don’t miss internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto as he takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan.
Doors open at 3:00 and show starts at 4:00 PM
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy an evening of free family friendly entertainment.
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy an evening of free family friendly entertainment at the park.
In recognition of Geneva Jackson and the many years of her contribution to the Farmers Market, Saturday July 29th is Geneva Jackson Day.
Geneva will be the star of the day, judging the pies that are submitted for the contest. Pies must be dropped off in a disposable pan, labeled with the pie type and ingredients, your name and phone number, and entered by 10:30. Geneva will begin judging at 11:00 and the winner will be announced at 11:30.
Pies judged on 1) Taste; 2) Presentation; 3) Crust flakiness
There is a $5.00 entry fee and a limit of two entries. All proceeds donated to the Laurel Center.
The Yesterday Swing Orchestra, under the direction of Bob Johnson, is the Shenandoah Valley’s best source for the authentic “Big Band” entertainment. The classic sounds of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and others are brought to life by this full eighteen piece musical ensemble. Vocalists Jennie Wright and John Hudson add additional excitement to the performance with stunning soulful renditions of the standards made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, and other great vocal talents. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM. $15 in advance | $20 at the door | 12 and under free. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org
The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max O’Rourke on second guitar and Greg Loughman on bass, Rhythm Future is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM. $15 in advance | $20 at the door | 12 and under free. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org
America’s Sweethearts bring history through harmony as they sing songs from the 1930’s and 40’s – in Andrews Sisters-style – including hits such as Hold Tight-Hold Tight, Bei Mir Bist du Schon, America the Beautiful, and of course – Sing Sing Sing!. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM. $15 in advance | $20 at the door | 12 and under free. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org