John T. Crutchfield listed as a Top Artist in Richmond Times Dispatch, Sunday July 29th 2012

We got back from Floyd Fest Music Festival and we are featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch article on Top Richmond Artists in the Sunday July 29th Flair. Including Matt King, Heidi Trepanier, and Jim Bumgardner.

By: Times-Dispatch Staff | Times-Dispatch
Published: July 29, 2012
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RICHMOND, Va. –A band played outside Artemis Gallery as dusk set on Richmond’s Main Street.

People were standing outside the art opening, but there was one character you

couldn’t miss. John T. Crutchfield was wearing large sunglasses with metallic

stripes across the lenses (he made them himself), a straw hat and a scarf.

Crutchfield, the owner of Artemis Gallery, specializes in metallic art graphics. The lights

in the gallery sparkle on his customized musical instruments with metallic features and

nostalgic images. His work has been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and in Vogue.

He participates in art and music festivals and has applied his art to a $10,000 guitar for musician

Robert Francis, who toured with singer Jason Mraz. Crutchfield’s art also has appeared at

the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York.

Crutchfield started putting customized designs on instruments after a musician gave him a broken guitar.

But his style extends beyond instruments and includes jewelry, clocks, sculptures and more.

Ever since he was 5, art has been a part of his life. His parents wanted him to be a scientist.

“I pretended to be a scientist,” Crutchfield said. “I got out of school and did artwork. Follow your heart.”

One Response to "John T. Crutchfield listed as a Top Artist in Richmond Times Dispatch, Sunday July 29th 2012"

  1. comment by Charles E. Davenport

    I recently rediscovered an old class photo of ours when we were very young in Geneva. When my sister, Ellen, used to go back to Ecolint reunions she said she saw you briefly, but I couldn’t tell you the year. I have never been back to Europe, though, like most of us would have to admit, the experience was a mindblowing, life-changing partner that one carries all one’s life. I hope this note finds you well and fifty years have not diminished my memories of those days. I was not a good reader back then and you used to read to me. I have never forgotten that. You were witness to the lighting of a long, long, beautiful fuse….. I became a special education teacher. Like you, I had to follow my heart.

    I hope this finds you.

    Charlie Davenport, Xenia Ohio

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