Los Angeles artist Wayne White’s huge art installation, an entertainingly cartoonish look at Roanoke’s railroad history, opens Friday at the Taubman Museum of Art [along with the watershed photography exhibition "Dorothea Lange's America" and Blacksburg artist Andrew Puhl's "Pole Barn."]
A Tennessee native who’s done set design for television and music videos, White promises to give a one-of-a-kind opening presentation for museum members at the preview 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening, an hour-long monologue that incorporates images, animation, puppets and banjo playing. “It’s not just an art talk,” he said. “It’s a piece of theater.”
Here’s a quick preview I shot today using my handy iPhone.