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About Us

The Meadowview Art Center is dedicated to strengthening the arts, culture, and creative expression in this wonderfully diverse community. 

415 Academy Dr. NW

Abingdon, VA 24210

MeadowviewAC@gmail.com

We are located in the Art Lab! 

meadowviewac@gmail.com

276-492-3816

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Meadowview Art Center is your place to see and make art, energize your creativity, and expand our community.​ Our educational classes are not limited to fine/performing arts. We will strive to provide diverse cultural, educational, and entertainment experiences. 

Meet the Artists

The MAC aims to provide individual artists, educators, and arts organizations the means to which they may pursue the production, presentation or teaching of fine arts.

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Charllie Hinchey

Theater/Creative Writing/Improv

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Travis Stanberry

Comedy Improv

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Linda Costello Hinchey

Fine Arts & Crafts

“Charlie Hinchey is a 21 year old theatre actor who is so excited to be working at the MAC! They have been acting for 12 years now and have done shows such as Curious Savage, 12 Angry Men, The Secret Garden and just currently wrapped their production of Streetcar Named Desire and are starting production currently of Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van. They also teach at Washington Lee Elementary in their after-school program. They have been trained in improv, stage combat, and have worked as prop master and stage designers. They are so excited to dive into classes and can’t wait to see you!”

Travis Stanberry is a Native of SW VA. He attended Virginia Highland Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University 

and has been studying Theatre and Acting for over 30 years. 

He studied at the renowned Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles as well as Stan Wells The Empty Stage. 

Travis has directed many plays such as “Wit” by Margret Edson as well as writing and directing the original production “Vintage Box”. 

He has been a member of many Improv Troupes such as “Vodka and Doughnuts “, “The Barney Five” and a two man Improv show “The Fellow Travelers “ with Jeff Perdue.

Linda Costello Hinchey moved to the Appalachian Mnts of SW VA, as a child. Straight away, completely fell in love with their little farm and its mountains, hollows, streams, and wildlife. Living far from friends and communities she happily spent time playing in her mountain backyard, with just her dogs, an orange #2 pencil, and sketch pad, she drew what she saw, and she drew everything she encountered. Nothing was too vast or insignificant. Her passion for art and the wild world around her grew... right into adulthood. Linda's parents nurtured her artistic loves in every way. Her mother had lived there most of her life and was instrumental in teaching her about life in those mountains. Along the way, Linda earned a BA in Fine Arts from VA Intermont College and then bought the old home place. She was later hired by a local decorator, taught college, and public school. On through life and a new family, Linda slowly cultivated her art calling. She is renovating a sweet old 1900 town, farmhouse in the middle of Damascus, Va. She plans to make this her private art studio. Linda is one of the first Meadowview Art Center volunteers, board members, and instructors.

 

Some of the classes that Linda teaches are, but not limited to fine arts & crafts, fiber arts, bead weaving and jewelry making, sculpting, genealogy, barn quilt workshop...

kacchinchey@gmail.com | 276-274-4102

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Susan Shiflett Powers

Pottery/Stained Glass

Susan Powers is our pottery extraordinaire! Bio to come...

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Austin Bailey

Children's Theatre

Austin Bailey is thrilled to be joining the Meadowview Arts Center as a teaching artist alongside his wife Alaura. Austin has worked professionally as both a touring artist and a Technical Director at Stebens Children’s Theatre. He has also written, published, and directed one-act plays and comedy sketches for youth theatre, including: A Gift That Lasts and Dimwitz’ Witty Skits: 25 Comedy Sketches for Youth Theatre. He recently graduated from King University, where he earned his Bachelors in Theatre. Austin received the Allen Trousdale Guild Players Award at King University for his outstanding contributions to the theatre department. Austin is also a proud co-founder of Chronicles Children’s Theatre, which he runs with his wife and co-founder Alaura.

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Alaura Bailey

Children's Theatre

Alaura Bailey’s grandmother Betty would venture to say she has been performing for as long as she could walk and talk. After her graduation from Patrick Henry High School in 2015, she attended Virginia Highlands Community college where she obtained her Associates in Theatre Education. From there, she attended King University, graduating in 2020 with her B.A. in Theatre. She has been an instructor at several theatre camps for youth (one of which she met her husband at), acted, written and directed plays, choreographed, and above all, has loved each child she instructed. A Meadowview native, Alaura is passionate about bringing the love of theatre to small communities in Appalachia and is so excited to be teaching at the MAC.

Testimonials

This is just what our community needs! 

Bo’s mom

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