Arts and Artists
Wires were being bent, watches broken, and the scent of hot glue was in the air. The chatter of teens and a few adult artists filled the air as copiously as the junk that littered the table. The sounds and sights of books being “remade” were a little bit unnerving even to the librarians that planned the program, but there was no doubt about it – Steampunk’d Books at the Salem Church Library was a hit.
This interview airs beginning April 20.
Gabriel and Scarlet have caught the attention and sparked the imagination of the Fredericksburg community with their unique works of art. Gabriel’s two-dimensional creations and Scarlet’s ceramics are on display, along with the work of other local artists in their new gallery, the PONSHOP, where Debby Klein talks with them on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.
This month in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery see works by PANK!
PANK! is a community of local up-and-coming artists striving for acceptance and providing opportunities for their kind. Changing perceptions and showcasing their talents in a open forum for appreciation. www.pankafterhours.info
Current Artists: John M. Lee, Jr., Laura AnnMarie Honsinger, John Maurer, Renee Gauvin, Heidi Capman, Alexis Barber
Lavender Field by Renee Gauvin
Oil on canvas, $95
This interview airs beginning March 23.
Two delightful art galleries, each with a different exhibit featuring work by local artists, can now be found in one building on Caroline Street. Pat Thalman, past president of Art First, and Dee Antil, current president of Brush Strokes, talk to Debby Klein about their unique arrangement on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.
The 16th Annual Teen Art Show will be on exhibit from March 5 - March 30, 2011, in the Headquarters Theater and Atrium, open for public viewing during regular library hours, except when programs are scheduled in the theater.
Students in grades 9-12 from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland county particpated in this year's Teen Art Show.
Local artist Johnny Johnson once again donated his time to judge the grades 11 and 12 contestants. Artists in grades 11 and 12 judged those in grades 9 and 10.
And the winners are ....
Best in Show: "Stephanie" by Nicolas Scarpinato (grade 12)
Works by Gunther Meyer are on display in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through February.
See selected works below.
This interview airs beginning February 16.
During an exhibit of his work in the duPont Gallery at the University of Mary Washington, Joe DiBella talked about art, his love of teaching, and the 25 years reflected in the exhibition.
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Artwork by the students of Johnny Johnson's workshop is on display in the Headquarters Library Atrium Gallery and theater this January.
See selected works below.
Graycliff Garden's Cat by Pat Knock
Acrylic on board, $200
How does this master of dry wit create? He imagines a boy, very much like he was, and tries to write a story that would please him. Like many excellent writers for kids and young adults, he has a terrific recall of what it feels like to be a bright, out-of-sync, yet amazingly well-adjusted, kid in a not totally indifferent world.
Daniel Manus Pinkwater was a well-traveled soul by his teens. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, moved to Chicago, then on to Los Angeles at age eight and back to Chicago again as a teenager. Not being a particularly tanned or svelte person, he found Chicago to be a much more friendly residence, although Los Angeles was where he first discovered art supplies. In high school, his friends were like the "Snarkout Boys" from his books-- not socially gifted in the mainstream, but together they formed a clever, friendly group of creative goofballs and truth-seekers.